The people of Kingstone and Kingstone Yacht Club have warmly welcomed GBR. As you will read from the individual reports each day is different and each race is different, from first look at a Shark 24 on Saturday, the teams have put all their knowledge together and are learning to sail the boats in the different conditions each day.
Day 3: was a challenging day for all competitors. With a storm during the night, teams woke up to a fresh 20-25 knt South Westerly. Morning racing was kicked off with the B1 fleet who were the first to experience the swell that had built up over the past 12hrs; it was true surfing conditions for the Shark 24’s. As the B1’s concluded their morning racing the wind was still hovering at around 20knts as boats sailing upwind continued to flog their mainsails in the gusts with some teams reporting full knockdowns. It was now the turn of the B2/3 fleets who were greeted with a slightly tamer 18-20knts, though wave heights had still not fallen so upwind and down legs were still very exciting. Throughout the day it was the right hand side of the track that rewarded competitors, with a significant bend and flatter water boats were able to come in with great pace on the starboard lay line.