Charmonet - RNZYS Winter Series race 10 carnage video

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Colin Preston

Going into the final RNZYS Winter Series race with only three points between the leading four Div A boats Charmonet needed a good result to retain her series lead.

PredictWinds forecast was on target in delivering a blustery 30 - 40 knots for this final race and all foredeck crew donned lifejackets for the ride ahead. However with a reef carried until the run up the harbour, things didn’t go quite according to plan.

Final results: Second - Gen Hcap, First – PHRF, 10th – Line, injured skipper, broken window, blown Gennaker, lost watch.

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