Local Talent Shines at M32 World Champs:
Chicago, IL (September 20, 2018) – Light air tactics were in full display for the twelve teams competing in day one of the 2018 M32 World Championship. Two races were completed before a third race was abandoned as the wind shut-off with teams making their way to shore early to prepare for what promises to be heavy wind conditions tomorrow. ChinaOne.Ningbo leads in the standings with a two-point over Convergence. Full Report.
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PHOTOS: When things go wrong:
During the 2018 Rolex Big Boat Series, big wind on San Francisco Bay penalizes any small mistake. In this photo sequence of the PAC52 fleet, RIO’s spin tack line released just after the set with a large pop as she, Interlodge and Invisible Hand round the weather mark in tandem.
Interlodge has to do an instant gybe to avoid collision, and while RIO continues to get the beast tamed, Invisible Hand tries to go over the mess but then get rounded up themselves before recovering.
Meanwhile RIO struggles for what must seem like an eternity to get the boat back under the kite, which they eventually do. Photos by Erik Sim…
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