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Wednesday Wonders Summer Series 2019-20 Race 19 – Hat-trick Avoided

Saturday, 29th February 2020

A rainy Wednesday morning coupled with a strong wind warning which saw winds of 25 to 30 knots with a maximum gust of 39 knots created the possibility of 3 abandoned races in a row. Almost right on cue the clouds rolled away, the sun made an appearance and the wind eased. A hat-trick of abandoned races had been avoided. Nevertheless there were still 2 metre waves and a southwest to southerly breeze that averaged about 20 knots to contend with – the highest average wind speed for a race this series. A small fleet of 16 yachts took up the challenge of an invigorating race around a good course which was, not surprisingly, one of the fastest races of the series. About 50% of the 9.9 nautical mile course 14 was a beat with the remaining half a run. It proved to be a good result for some of the “big boats”. Read more…