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Hide & Seek Wednesday Wonders Summer Series 2018-19 Race 13

Sunday, 6th January 2019

The smallest fleet of the series, 25 yachts, contested what could be the most fascinating race of the summer. Race 13 proved unlucky for about a quarter of the fleet with six yachts retiring. The choice of course 51 – a 16.8 nautical mile 8 leg course probably surprised most in the race. Even with an average southerly breeze of about 18 knots a shortened course was expected. Finding R2 is easily plotted on the GPS but more difficult to see. However it was the temporary SYC 7 that was more difficult to identify. It seems RBYC 1 was mistaken for SYC 7 by the majority of yachts that retired. The race could have been shortened at number SYC 4 but continued until SYC 5. Even the shortened course had a rhumb line length of about 12.6 nautical miles – the longest course of the series. The final leg of the course proved decisive with the late starters making their way through the fleet to record good results … Read More