Close Finish to Race 2 Cruiser Summer Series

By Gordon - Last updated: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Following the gales  of last week, race 2 was sailed in a light north-easterly, with race officer Steve Rees sending the fleet down to S1 thern beating in to Sandy Haven, beforte returning home. The fleet strung out oln the 120 diown to S1, with the spinnaker boatsof Serifos,  Egomonia and Ariel  pulling ahead of the whire sail boats.  Rounding S1 and going hard on the wind, it was nortable in that each boat in turn found themselves able to sail 5 – 10 deg. higher than the boat in front.  Carpe Diem, trailing the fleet, thought they had got the course wrong, and were  mightily relieved when the leaders tacked over towards them, the fleet closing right up due to this wind  condition. After Sandy Haven, Serifos took off, leaving the rest of the fleet trailing.  Rounding Al Kohr on the way home, Carpe Diem managed to sail over the top of Anna B, and then Egomania sddenly slowed up and suffered the indignity of having Carpe Diem sail over the top of her, and simultaneously Ariel sailing through to leeward.  Later, she founf a bunch of seaweed had caughtg up on her keel.  Bazd luck, Geoff!  Crossing the line, Serifos was the clear winner, while Anna B just beat Carpe Diem by about 40 seconds.  Ariel just lost out by 4 seconds  to Carpe Diem, while Egomania plus weed brought up the rear.   A very pleasant evenings sail

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