Moth Worlds – Gold Fleet 1st race

Jof Heathcote pic by Thierry Martinez
Jof Heathcote
pic by Thierry Martinez

Jof Heathcote reports

Day 3. One joke of a race today. No one foiling at the start. No breeze to speak of. It would have taken almost the full 5 minutes to get down the length of the line. Many boats didn’t get to the start at all. I ran aground half way up the first beat, and saw it happen to Dean Barker too – and this in the middle of the course – allegedly open water!

Was on the wrong side upwind when a bit of pressure finally eased through so finally got up on foils 16 minutes into the race. I came back nicely into the bunch on the run and went round the bottom marks on the back of a solid bunch of 12-15 boats. Sadly that’s how we finished, as only 7 or 8 boats got round the two laps within the time limit.

Scored a 35. Could’ve been worse but not very pleased with that. Lots of unhappy sailors on the beach afterwards.

Tomorrow is another day.

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