Two races were held today off the coast of Lanzarote in 10-12 knots from the Northeast. Unfortunately, we kept our same form from the last race in the first race today, losing five boats on the final run and finishing 12th. In the second race of the day, we got in phase early and with good speed climbed from 5th at the first mark to second at the finish.
Mutua Madrilena had a great day with two firsts. The left was the best upwind in the first race, while the right was the place to be in the second race. The wind shifts had a bit more rhythm today… a bit more progressive in its movements.
Yesterday’s big winner Artemis had a tough day with a 11 and a 13. That shows you how difficult it is here. Quantum was steady with a 4, 6. Bribon and Platoon resurrected themselves both having good days and passing us on the scoreboard.
Tomorrow is the short coastal race of about 30 miles. We will most likely run up and down the East coast here in front of Puerto Calero.
Thursday should be the long coastal race of about 60 miles. Then Friday and Saturday are left to finish off the last four windward leeward races. The coastal races have a 1.25 factor as opposed to the 1.0 factor for the windward leeward races.
Tomorrow’s forecast is interesting in that there is a cold front that is predicted to cross the race area at 1500. This should swing the wind from the Northeast to the North.