Being a bad ass ocean going sailor, I often rely on others for the hard work like figuring out where Hawaii is or the best recipe for Mahi Mahi Tacos. But on those rare occasions when I'm sailing within the cozy confines of our natural ampitheater in a doublehanded race, strategy advice gets severely limited to me and the other guy in the boat.
In the case of VALIS, it helps that the other guy in the boat is absurdly smart and has all sorts of electric electronics that make our circumnavigation of the natural ampitheater easier. But still, I'm expected to have some sort of input or an opinion or something beyond "hey, let's trim in that jib a bit."
This is even further compounded by my offer to go to the skipper's meeting to save the other guy in the boat a drive down to Alameda. (Quick side note: the Oakland Yacht Club is not in Oakland and the San Francisco Yacht Club is not in San Francisco, who else finds this annoying?) So, I'm going to be listening to the always intense lecture on strategically navigating the Bay based on what we know at that moment 60 hours before the start of the race. And be expected to have opinions come race-time.
Since I'm just not that smart, I'm crowdsourcing to my ever-shrinking blog audience. Which way should VALIS go? Clockwise or counterclockwise? Here's what we know:
1. the currents will look like this:
2. Our start time is 10:18:18 AM
3. VALIS is a big boat and has a deadly anchor on the bow.
Please vote on direction in the poll to the right of this post.