Bristol Cup 2008 Race 2 Start, Elephant Butte Lake
For Sunday's races, the weather forecast promised only the barest hint of more breeze than Saturday's predictions. But, unlike Saturday's feeble breeze, Sunday's winds were far more successful in living up to predictions, ranging from about 4 to 12 mph. The time it took to complete the courses was a telling difference; on Saturday it took 105 minutes per nominal mile of course length, whereas on Sunday's final race the boats only required 12 minutes per mile and were just about fully powered.
Start of Sunday's first race with the J/22 Scirocco's Song in the right foreground.
Five Planks follows the PHRF A Fleet at the start of Sunday's first race.
Nessie, C&C no. 1176, joins the race.
Nessie chases the fleet.
Nessie heads upwind while the PHRF A fleet leaders tack.