Photo by Marc Rouiller
The first 4 races of the 2018 SSL finals are in the books. It was just an ok day for my crew Arthur (Tutu) Lopes and I. The wind was from the west at 8-10 knots and very shifty most of the day. The fleet starts like the photo and stays about that tight the whole way around the 50 minute race. The downwind legs are a workout with the unlimited kinetics. The lower limit for this should be 10 knots like in the Finn class. What we are doing is another sport…Fanning.
I didn’t sail the shifts particularly well and we struggled for speed in the first two races. We made some adjustments and felt a bit better dialed in at the end of the day.
At the end of the day, we are in 12th, still very much in it. The goal is to be in the top 10 to qualify for the quarter finals at the end of racing Friday. 7 more races to go.
1. Robert Scheidt (BRA) & Henry Boening (BRA)
2. Mark Mendleblatt (USA) & Brian Fatih (USA)
3. Diego Negri (ITA) & Frithjof Kleen (GER)
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