Perfect day at Cowes Week:
Cowes, UK (August 6, 2016) – Bright sun and tight racing in a glorious 14-16 knot sea breeze, with occasional stronger gusts, made for fabulous racing on the opening day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
Racing got underway after a two-hour postponement to allow the breeze to build and by the first start of the day, for the J/70 class, it had filled in across the course at a consistent 10-12 knots from the west-south-west. By this time the strong east-going flood tide was starting to ease and the west-going eddy close inshore off the Royal Yacht Squadron was well established in a narrow band close to the shore.
With the inner distance mark for the White Group cl…
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Norauto wins GC32 Racing Tour:
Palma de Mallorca, Spain (August 6, 2016) – 35 Copa del Rey MAPFRE came good for its grand finale with the GC32 Racing Tour’s ten foiling catamarans completing six races. This caused leaderboard upset with NORAUTO extending away from ARMIN STROM Sailing Team, with whom she started the day tied. Behind them, a late charge from Team Tilt displaced Malizia – Yacht Club de Monaco from the podium.
Initially today looked dubious with the wind forecast to veer from northeast to southwest leaving a large wind hole in the Bay of Palma. In fact, the 180° shift occurred earlier allowing the sea breeze to build to 14-16 knots for the final races, enabling the nimble GC32s to hit speeds…
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