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13 October 2013

13th October 2013

 

Sunday 13th October was a pretty miserable day.  Rain was forecast for most of the period of racing and the wind was predicted at about 13 mph.  The forecast delivered and the competitors got fairly wet while the spectators did their best to have a good view of the racing while staying relatively dry.

The inclement weather meant that your correspondent's hands were wet and cold.  He didn't notice that one of his fingers had managed to change his camera's settings to underexpose some of his pictures.  Hopefully PhotoScape has managed to retrieve the situation.

The main interest of the day was when Andrew managed to capsize when well in front of Stewart.  The shore based sailors were urging him to right his boat and to keep his lead.  Unfortunately it was not to be.

There was a discussion after the race about kicker tension.  Andrew and Sue might like to examine the pictures below and consider whether their mainsails look 100% efficient.

As usual, all comments are welcome.