Tough day on the race course for Rodney and I, definitely our worst race of the season. We were too conservative on the starting line and we did not seem to have enough speed to dig our way out of the traffic.
The wind was 7 knots from 145 for the entire race. It was a pretty steady breeze as compared to Tuesday’s northerly. The course was set for 160 making the first run a fetch on starboard so there were no passing lanes there.
Lars Grael continued on top and won today’s race. He now has 2, 2, 1 for 5 points. Mark Reynolds and Magnus finished 3rd and are in good shape in second with 10 points. Torben Grael sailed well today to move from 10th to about 5th. Xavier Rohart (FRA) a two time world champion had his best race today finishing somewhere near 6th I am guessing.
As I am writing this the scores are not posted on yachtscoring, however I am guessing we finished about 20th.
The good news is that we can put this one behind us and look forward to tomorrow.
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