One flight better on day 2

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Racing got underway a little later this morning, as teams were kept ashore for an hour by Race Officer Ken Burt. The breeze didn’t pick up as quickly as yesterday and teams were sent out for a 1030 start. The race committee was able to get in two flights before racing was again called for the day, as breeze was consistently over 30 knots with gusts of 38 being recorded.

There were mixed results today, with an unexpected win from Marsh (RPNYC) leading top ranked Anyon (RNZYS) round the race track. Some races were sailed without spinnakers and when spinnakers were up, it made for some very exciting broaches. Roger Cook on the start boat commented on Wright’s broach saying “it was the most spectacular broach he’s ever seen in an Elliot 6.” (See photos).

Fingers crossed for slightly less breeze tomorrow so that the race committee can get through a whole round robin and into finals on Sunday.

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