Sunday, 22 April 2012

Leaving Itajai for Miami.

a close battle during Itajai In-Port Race  
Yesterday saw a very exciting close fought battle during the In-Port Race in Itajai, Brazil. Winds were not that strong, but sufficient to give these boats a good speed.

A drama developed already on the Start, where PUMA was judge to make a wrong  move and was penalized with a 360. Later on Puma recovered reasonably well.

Telefonica, that avoided the crowded end of the Start line, made a good start, till they rounded a wrong windward buoy. Sailing already with the Spinnaker up, they had to make a turn to correct this, which thrown them from leading to last place.

Ultimately Groupama came out as Winners over Camper, Puma , Azzam and Telefonica.

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