Day 5 – Finally!!!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA12-15 knots, blue skies and warm(ish) water greeted the Swan fleet this morning as it headed out a few miles to the race area. To add to our challenge, we were scheduled to do 3 x windward leeward races today – there was going to be plenty of crew work at the corners. 4 starts went ahead for the classes doing coastal races, then it was the turn of the Swan 42s and Swan 45s, and finally our start – the 60’s. We fought for our position towards the pin end and jumped the rest of the fleet – yeh. First to the windward mark, and then we continued for 2 more laps. A horrible takedown pushed us back to our 5th place finish. Race 2  – horror start and no recovery – so 8th. Final race needed the course to be reset as the wind had shifted 180 degrees. In a dying breeze we fought our way round the course, and after a great call to gybe at the last set, passed a number of boats to get another 5th. Good day on the water – very tired sailors back at the villa for dinner.

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