27 January 2013

Bay of Islands Race Week 2013

The 2013 Bay of Islands Race Week just finished on Friday - the regatta has well and truly established itself on the New Zealand race calendar, and was sailed in great conditions this year, with lighter conditions on the first day giving way to 20-25 knots on the final day. Wired showed how badly things can go at the bottom mark (for full photo sequence see http://www.bayofislandssailingweek.org.nz/index.php/photo-video/photos-wed-2015), but held things together through the rest of the series to finish in third place overall on PHRF. The Elliott 35 Crusader won A Division on general handicap, while the new MC38 Menace made her first appearance, although failed to feature in the overall results.

Wired broaches at the bottom mark

A Division start, with (from left), Crusader, Menace and V5

Menace on the first day

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