Thursday, May 26, 2011

Terry Hutchinson's Update from the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul - Day 2

26 May 2011
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul
Photo: © Lloyd Images, 
Well the day delivered as promised....an absolute whipping but good conditions, shifty, puffy and lots of up and down. We managed a pretty solid day as the aim has been to just try and be consistent in really inconsistent conditions. In what seems like a blur we went 4,4,4,2,1,1,4. Hard to really say why as all the races blend together. In fact as I sit and write I can't really remember too much other then the bad start that we had in the last race. Somewhat a casualty of getting too close to the line and then a collision to leeward which prevented us from speed building. All in all though a good day and definitely looking forward to a solid night's sleep.

On a different note can't say enough about the effort that the entire team is putting in. Nick, Dog and Brad ashore and Julien, Rodney and Truby on the boat. These regattas are an absolute frenzy from the word go and it is great group. Overall results, well I know we are in the lead but much beyond that I have not looked at the exact points.

There are still 21 races to go and plenty of opportunity for all the competitors. So I think for the time being, we will just keep chipping along.

Standing by in Istanbul.

Terry Hutchinson
Helmsman
Artemis Racing

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