Intasure Spring Regatta – Wet & Wild

Nitro has won both races so far. pic by Trevor Wilkins

Nitro has won both races so far.
pic by Trevor Wilkins

pic by Trevor Wilkins

pic by Trevor Wilkins

Matthew Thomas reports

Having started last weekend, the Intasure Spring Regatta continues tomorrow (Wednesday).

Last weekend saw the start of the Cape sailing season, with 70 yachts throughout the Cape, racing ‘around the cans’ in False Bay. Hosted by False Bay Yacht Club in Simonstown, this year’s Intasure Spring Regatta started at noon on Saturday, and saw the intrepid sailor’s battle against the strong SE wind and swell.

As a sure sign of summer, the good old “Cape Doctor” provided winds of between 14 & 20 knots, that pushed the sailors hard as they fought their way to the upwind mark located near Boulders Beach, before setting their colourful spinnakers and heading for another mark in Fish Hoek bay, thrilling spectators who were watching the racing.

Sunday morning arrived, bringing more wind and after careful consideration, the Race Officer decided to abandon racing for the day due to the high winds and associated risks to the crews and their yachts.

Now, all eyes are focussed on Heritage Day (Wednesday), when the final races will take place and the Intasure Spring Regatta Champions will be honoured at the prize giving to be held at False Bay Yacht Club on Wednesday evening.