Hm, what to say about this, my second, event for the Shields class. Decided to do something entirely different this week, kinda easier for boats and skippers but also deluxed it up a bit. Yes, yesterday’s so-called race was more of a cruise than a race and seemed incredibly easy on paper but obviously was still too hard for some of the racers. From the 7 or 8 started boats only 2 made it back to the finish … and those also only after rerezzing and restarting … oy vey.
To make it short, this event wasn’t quite the majestic sailing parade I had imagined when I dreamed it up.
But here are some (mostly) uncommented photos for y’all:
Anyhoo, next week we’ll meet again on a more regular race course. Something not as hectic and buoy hugging as our first event but also not as long drawn out and explorative as the Gaeta I race. No worries, Orca will cook something up.
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