Crews’ Race

Sunday was the CCRC Crews Race – this is where the helm for the race must not be the usual helm, so it gives the crew a chance to show their skills. Once again the weather was splendid: warm, sunny and a gentle south-easterly wind. The course was mainly towards the wind but two legs offered a chance for downwind sails; a chance few took as the wind had backed. During the race the tide changed and the wind dropped so there was constant change in potential positions as different choices were made and different boats performed differently in the different wind strengths. At the finish four boats of the fleet were within perhaps a 100 metres of each other.

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