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Sunday Sailors Summer Series 2017-18 Race 8 – Biggest Fleet of the Series

Wednesday, 24th January 2018

The BOM forecast a variable breeze around 10 knots for the morning. Observations at Fawkner Beacon indicated a breeze averaging about 16 knots was received.
Nevertheless, the largest fleet (25 yachts) of the series contested a race around the 8.2 nautical mile course number 8. The same course was selected for race 7 but with a different result. Three yachts opted to fly spinnakers, ALLIANCE (Alex Hall) retired about 40 minutes into her race. This was not before giving the spinnaker an airing on the first downwind leg from 1 to 7. Read more…