Here are some of the best bits of the Orontes Cup race yesterday in HD.
Thanks to Geoff for the camera work, and to the crew of Geoff, Chris, Matt D and David.
Started off with a short upwind leg.
We had a mediocre start in 20knots of breeze and were in contact with the leaders at the first mark.
The breeze progressively dropped during the next leg, which left us underpowered compared to the TP52s.
We only had about 10knots of wind for the beat down to Orontes Beacon against a knot of incoming tide, so slipped back to almost 3rd.
The final leg was always going to be our best, being a 2 sail reach with 15-20 knots of breeze.
At 18-20knots of boat speed, we fired up and moved away from the fleet to take line honours by about 20 min.