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Wednesday Wonders Winter Series 2019 Race 6 – Fastest Race for Almost Twelve Months

Tuesday, 14th May 2019

With yachts achieving their fastest speeds this winter, race 6 ended at 15:49:17 and became the quickest race since race 10 of the 2018 winter series. Helping to achieve this record was a consistent westerly wind that averaged 21 knots for the afternoon – the windiest Wednesday afternoon race since race 9 of the 2018-19 summer series. With a westerly wind about 66% of the course involved either reaching or running. Unfortunately the race was enjoyed by the smallest fleet (17 yachts) since race 23 of the 2017 winter series. All but one of the seventeen starters finished the race which took the fleet around the 7 leg, 9.1 nautical mile course 22. This included a temporary SYC 6 replacing the more permanent mark which went AWOL. Read more…