17th Sept – 6M

September 17, 2006 at 10:39 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

Light winds make for close races

The breeze the morning was light but constant, giving most skippers a chance of winning one or two races. The 6M class were looking fine as they gently sailed the length of the pond. With the yachts so evenly matched the race could be won or lost depending on the breeze on the water.
Jack pips Derek to the post to win.

The afternoon racing was more fickle, with light to non-existent winds during most races. While some yachts found themselves in a hole in the wind, others would sail by just feet away, much to the frustration of the becalmed skipper. Therefore when the leader thought the race was in their bag, the breeze could die and fill in from the rear of the fleet causing a nail biting finish to all involved.

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