Friday, 3 May 2013
by Paul Cayard
Today was the first day of the RC44 event here and match racing was on the menu. The match racing is a rolling series throughtout the season-one day per event. A cumulative score decides the winner at the end of the season.
Today was a challenging day wind wise but race officer Peter "Luigi" Reggio managed 6 flights in the 3-10 knot breeze. The direction was anywhere between 060 and 270 as thunder clouds covered the race course all day. Tricky day for everyone.
Onboard Artemis, with Torbjorn Tornqvist, we managed to go 3 and 3. Nothing really remarkable other than every race was in question right to the finish line. Our stablemates Katusha won the day going 4 and 0 including winning the in-house derby despite being penalized at the start. Some teams had byes and others raced all 6 flights.
For the season so far, Katusha is leading the match racing series, Artemis second and Aqua third.
Tomorrow the fleet racing portion of the series begins and continues through Sunday.
For complete results go to www.rc44.com