Friday, October 17, 2008

TP52 Pre-Worlds Day 2

By Paul Cayard:

Three races were completed today off the coast of Lanzarote with winds of 14-18 knots from 015 to 080. Shifty and difficult again. We did pretty well again and stretched our lead to 11 points on Platoon with a 5,1,4. The competition was a bit tougher today with Quantum and Artemus out on the track. Artemus won the first race and Quantum got 2nd in all three races.

I really can't remember what happened in all the races but I do remember that we came from fourth to win on the last run of the second race..., very fast and a bit lucky with the shifts. We are using older sails in this regatta as I am sure most of the teams are, saving the good sails for the Worlds. So the boat is difficult to keep on her target speeds and this is challenging.

We are hosted here by the Hisperia Hotel which is a fantastic 5 star hotel. I believe the Calero family developed this area including a very nice marina with shops and restaurants lining the harbor, a few hotels and lots of private homes. The development in on the eastern slope of this volcanic island. If you go to Google Earth and look at Lanzarote it looks like the moon as it is full of craters. Check it out..., pretty cool.

The forecast for tomorrow is a bit lighter as a low and associated trough move over Spain and get closer to the Canary's. For complete results go to
Cayard Sailing Website