18 October 2012

RNZYS Wednesday Night Series - Race 1

There was plenty of wind for the first race of the Squadron's Club Marine Wednesday series - the wind was blowing from the west which sent the various divisions scuttling down the harbour under spinnaker or gennaker, some more successfully than others - and a strong flood tide helped bring the boats back up harbour. Photos by Stephen Craig.

The Bakewell-White 52 Wired sends it on the run down to Flax Point buoy

The new Elliot 35 Crusader on the beat to the finish

Jim Farmer's modified TP52 Georgia
Angie Crafer's Elliott 40 Mojo

I was racing on the Farr 1020 Flashwave - an excellent run to the bottom mark under the small kite was undone by a genoa tack fitting failure, the division honours going to Hard Labour.
Hard Labour (Cameron Thorpe)
Sandy and Giles Grigg's Farr 1020 Flashwave

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