Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Anniversary Cup 2: the fleet approaches the far mark, slowly

Fleet panorama as the boats head away from Long Point toward their furthest turning mark.
With vagaries in the light winds and luck playing their part, the fleet was led by a theoretically slower boat, a water-ballasted Hunter 26 skippered by club commodore Richard Dittmar.

Black Magic leads Black Swan in the middle of the fleet on the approach to mark 30.

The tail end of the fleet on the approach to the far mark.

Boats remain within sight of one another after about six miles of the fifteen-mile course have been covered. At left, Black Magic and Black Swan; at the time they were led by a Hunter 26 and a J-22 and followed by a C&C30 and two J-24s. This ordering would change after a bit of a breeze filling in from astern would compress the fleet into a small mob at the rounding mark.


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