RPNYC Sailing Winter Series (Race 1)

Plenty of action (and confusion) out on the harbour for the first race of the winter series:


1 - a bit of congestion in the prestart


2 - just after the gun...


3 - Pretty Boy Floyd was over the line at the gun...


4 - ...and turned back to re-start


5 - meanwhile the fleet heads upwind


6 - as PBF recovers


7 - Andiamo leads at the bottom mark


8 - The Guarantee having spinnaker issues...


9 - Flying Boat rounds on the inside, and the race is on...


10 - ...but Flying Boat tacks away


11 - Flying Circus heading upwind


12 - Clear Vision tacks, and gets a caught in a puff


13 - ...meanwhile, the rest of the fleet is rounding the bottom mark


14 - Flying Colours experiments with an air brake. Note the tear just next to the sail no.


15 - Esprit and Loaded Hog roll past Flying Colours as it sorts out its wayward kite


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17 - not a good idea to run over your kite, but Cantilena seemed to sort themselves out


18 - Andiamo rolling along in the second run


19 - ...right past the bottom mark


20 - PBF makes the same mistake, meanwhile, The Guarantee spots an opportunity


21 - ...and drapes their kite all over their rig


22 - Andiamo re-rounds the mark between The Guarantee and Flying Boat


23 - Andiamo on starboard, with the bowman making sure Flying Boat gives way...


24 - strangely, Andiamo bears off, and disappears downwind


25 - lots of gesturing


26 - ...and discussions with the Committee Boat


27 - ...and more pointing and arm waving...


28 - no idea what this was about


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30 - St Laurence takes line honours


31 - ...followed by The Guarantee and Flying Boat


32 - full race results are here

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