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Wednesday Wonders Race 6 Winter Series 2017 – Light Breeze Attracts Large Fleet – sailing at ease in the breeze

Monday, 15th May 2017

This was the lightest breeze in a series that is becoming renowned for light breezes. Observations at Fawkner Beacon indicated it was a southerly averaging 7 knots for the afternoon. Coupled with plenty of sunshine and flat seas the breeze was enough to bring 38 yachts out onto the water for a great race. Being a light breeze a shorter than average course, course 7, was selected and that took the fleet around a 7 leg, 7.9 nautical mile circuit. Forty three per cent of the course was to windward with the remainder downwind. The race produced a new aggregate leader in CASSANDRA of MELBOURNE (Bob Reeves) who had been waiting patiently in the top five since the start of the series. Read more…