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Sunday Sailors Summer Series 2017-18 Race 9 – A Race in Slow Motion

Friday, 9th February 2018

It was the breeze or lack of it that dictated the outcome of this race. Twenty eight yachts – the largest fleet of the series – gathered to contest race 9 around the 7 leg 8.7 nautical mile course. None finished. The start took place in slow motion producing a bewildering array of start times.  It took a long time for conditions to improve as the breeze started in the east and moved to the south.  No breeze was recorded at Fawkner Beacon until 1030 but there were slivers of breeze closer to shore near the start line … Read More