Saturday, 5 March 2011
On board with Paul Cayard helming Katusha in the match racing. Image copyright Fried Elliott/www.friedbits.com
by Paul Cayard
A very good day for both Artemis Racing and Katusha with four wins each out of five races.
On Katusha we were happy with our results but I would not characterize our sailing as smooth. Yet, we got the job done.
For our first three races of the day, we had the "Curmudgeons" onboard as guests. First Craig for two races, including the all important Russian National Championship, then Tom for the third. As soon as the Lewecks left us, we lost. We pulled ourselves back together to win our last race of the day.
We ended up tied with four other teams, some of whom raced six races. There is no final scoring for match racing at each event this year, it just rolls on and the final score is tallied at the end of the year.
Tomorrow, starts the fleet racing which will see Bob "Peaches" Little on the helm and I will move to tactician.
The forecast for tomorrow is more of the same, Westerly winds at about 10 knots.