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Light Breeze Produces Nail Biting Finish Sunday Sailors Winter Series 2019 Race 7

Wednesday, 31st July 2019

The lightest breeze of the series resulted in one of the more fascinating races this winter. Making a good start proved difficult; spinnakers didn’t return the expected benefits; and, the disappearance of the breeze in the last half hour resulted in a nail biting finish as the time limit for the race approached. A fleet of 20 yachts started the race around the 11.7 nautical mile, 9 leg course 42. The breeze struggled to maintain the forecast 5 to 10 knots which saw the race shortened to about 5.3 nautical miles, two yachts retired whilst a third failed to finish in the allotted time … Read More