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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Outteridge Is On Fire At Moth Worlds in Kaneohe, Hawaii

Racing finally got underway today in the 2013 Moth Worlds at Kaneohe in Oahu, Hawaii after yesterday's races were postponed due to a lack of wind. Today's conditions were still light as the traditional tradewinds failed to appear and the sailors had to settle for 6-8 knots of nor 'easterly sea-breeze.
Nathan Outteridge Photo: ©ThMartinez/Sea&Co/Moth World Championship
After several general recalls and abandonments, the 80 strong fleet that includes some of the world's best sailors, was finally let loose to rip up the racecourse in three fast four lap windward-leeward races.
Nico Luca Marc Delle Karth (AUT) Photo: ©ThMartinez/Sea&Co/Moth World Championship
Australia's Nathan Outteridge racked up two bullets and a second in the second race of the day. He leads the regatt by 12 points followed by Rob Greenhalgh (GBR) in second on 16 points just ahead of Brad Funk (USA) on 17 points. George Peet (USA) is locked in equal fourth place with Bora Gulari (USA) on  20 points.
George Peet (USA) Photo: ©ThMartinez/Sea&Co/Moth World Championship
"It was really tricky. Today was about staying on the foils and picking the right moment to tack. It wasn't like you could tack when you wanted to. You had to tack when you were allowed to because of the breeze. The left side of the track was pretty good so I just tried to come into the port layline all the time. There were some big holes and I low-rided a little bit but probably not as much everyone else," Outteridge said back at the dock.

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