Thursday, June 28, 2007

Etchells Charging at the Worlds

Today's third day of racing at the 2007 Etchells World Championship was as dramatic and closely fought as you could hope for. With six races now sailed there have been five different race winners and there are just nine points separating the top four places. The forecast was for lighter winds in the mid teens but yet again the forecast was wrong. Initially the south westerly wind was around 14-17 knots but it rapidly built to 22 and continued to increase through the day averaging around 24 knots for the second race and spiking up to 27 on the final two legs.
Photos by Paul Wyeth