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Light & Variable Winds Prove Challenging Sunday Sailors Summer Series 2019-20 Race 8

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

The light and variable winds experienced on Sunday morning posed a few challenges for the 23 yacht fleet. Observations at Fawkner Beacon showed the breeze halved from about 8 to about 4 knots at the start making a good start difficult. The median start time was 28.5 seconds the slowest of the series. The breeze continued to ease and shift from the north west to the south before picking up from about 1100 onwards. This tended to reduce the value of the handicaps for early starters and even with a course shortened from 10.1 to 6.3 nautical miles some of the late starters posted good results … Read More