March 16, 2008
J/22 Team Putnam - Midwinters 2008 Day 3 (final)
We go two races off today because lun...more »

March 15, 2008
J/22 Team Putnam - Midwinters 2008 day 2
One hell of a day. The breeze blew fr...more »


June 25, 2007
By: Steven Roth

We got to the boat way early. There was really no wind to start with so once we got out to the starting area we drifted and grabbed some food. We had a ton of food. Everyone got a short nap and a little tan as the race went into postponement and the start line moved south. The breeze built to a solid six or seven and we had an awesome boat start and an impressive windward leg, sticking to the right and doing a ton of tacks to play the shifts. We did well downwind but blew it on the second upwind by going left, where on the first leg, the boats on the left had made big gains. The crew work was solid, but the breeze just wasn't there. The second downwind leg sealed our fate and we came in quite close to last. After that, we knoched down more sandwiches and got ready for the second race. Once again, we had a nice start and stayed to the left of the course. We had a great windward leg followed by a solid downwind leg. On the second upwind leg we went to the left again and played the shifts. We held our own on the last downwind leg and got a 3rd place finish, accomplishing our goal of showing all those old guys who's boss. Both of those races were about two hours long, heading down towards Bloody point and then back towards the bridge- twice in a race. Wilson got really good at playing air guitar on the tiller extension. Somehow we got into a conversation about Iron Maiden. The second race was much more relaxed and we had increasingly interesting conversation. All in all, it was a solid race with decent wind and superb crew work.