Good sailing conditions were served up today for the first day of racing here in Sweden… 11-16 knots and an oscillating breeze from 170-210. Skies were overcast and even some rain this morning.

7 flights were held but for most that means 4 races and the fleet has now grown to 16 boats and only 10 (5 pairs) can race at a time.

Katusha and Artemis had average days each scoring 2 win and 2 losses. The two wins for Katusha were enough to move her into second place in the Match Racing standings for the season after Oracle had a bad day with just 1 win. Artemis won the “inter-family” derby.

Onboard Katusha we Jonas, our pit man, was down with a back injury. So we brought in a new recruit in the form of Danny Cayard. He filled in as offside tailer alongside Robbie “Battler” Naismith. It was a lot of fun to race with my son..something I will never forget.

I wont go into all the details of the racing but suffice it to say there were some things we could have done better.

The big winner of the day was Islas Canarias with 4 wins and many teams on 3 wins: AEZ, No Way Back Synergy, Peninsula Petroleum, Cereef, Aqua and Nikka.

Tomorrow the fleet racing is starting and our skipper Guenaddi is in town and ready to go.

For complete results go to www.rc44.com

Paul