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Day 2 At The Blind Fleet Racing Worlds.

September 14, 2017

GBR pulled the curtains back to be met with fog, but the  B2, B3 headed down to the water in hope for racing.  But by 11 o'clock the fog was still thick which saw the racing postponed for the day.

 

The B1 teams are due to have their first warning signal at 14.00 but were held ashore with the thick fog.  But at 14.00 the call came from the race officer to get towed out. The B1's all thought he was mad but by the time they hoisted sails it was clear and the light house was back in sight. First race started in 5 knots of wind and gradually tracked right as the subsequent races took place. 

 

 

With 6 boats on the starts line all were fiercely fought and the team were being a little hunted down and struggled on two of starts to get to the line and were held out. They fought hard and came back into the race and managed to get a third and two fourths.

 

The racing was close and tight with a few incidents on the runs and leeward marks with collisions and protests being hailed. The final results of the days racing are all pending results of the protests. 

 

Day 3 forecast is looking light but due to build later in the afternoon.  We thank all our sponsors for making this event happen for GBR.

 

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