Saturday, August 20, 2011

Paul Cayard's Update - RC44 Sweden Cup - Day 4

RC44 Sweden Cup - Day 4
20 August 2011

Thirty knot winds and three metre seas were waiting for the fleet this morning and forced race officer Peter Luigi Reggio to hold the fleet ashore until 1400.
Photo: © Dan Ljungsvik
Thereafter, two nice races were sailed. The first in 15 dropping to 10 knots and the second in 10 to 8 knots. The forecast had the wind moving left all day but it did the opposite.

Team Aqua had the best day with a 2, 4 closely followed by Cereef with a 5, 2.

The Artemis Racing team had a late night last night preparing for today’s racing. After the collision yesterday, the KSSS team offered their boat to Artemis for the remainder of the series as they are guests just racing in this event and Artemis is a contender for the entire season. This was a generous offer by the host club of Artemis’ entry to the America’s Cup and very appreciated.

Naturally, the crew of Artemis felt more comfortable with their mast and sails so they changed the rig last night and worked until midnight to get the boat race ready. This morning they were out sailing in the shelter of the harbor to check everything.

Artemis had a reasonable day today with a 7 and a 6 to move up to 5th overall. Onboard Katusha we did not have a great day with a 11, 12 and fell to 11th overall.

Tomorrow is the last day of racing and the forecast is for nice conditions with 8 to 12 knots and sunshine.

For complete results go to www.rc44.com

Paul

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