Thursday, September 4, 2008
Report from Paul Cayard
The wind was in today and the Mini Maxi fleet which contains Moneypenny, Numbers and Rosebud, raced two windward leeward courses. There are 18 boats in the Mini Maxi class in total and with the wind reaching 22 knots, we were flying downwind. The other fleets did another coastal race.
The sad news of the day was that a crew member was seriously injured on Alegra, a Mills 68 from Great Britain. It seems that he got a halyard around his leg just as the jammer that was holding the halyard broke. He is in surgery at the moment se we are all saying a prayer for him.
In the first race of the day, Rosebud sailed an excellent first downwind leg, planning by Numbers and taking the lead which the never relinquished.
In the second race, Numbers led wire to wire. We managed a third in each race.
The good news is that we had no damage and no injuries. The boats were seriously loaded up and that is always scary.
Tomorrow the racing will start at 1400 so most likely one race and probably a Coastal for all fleets.
For complete results in all classes go to http://www.yccsmaxi.com/
Posted by Editor at 5:43 PM