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Images of the Waitemata- 18ft skiff Nationals - Day 2 - Big breezes

by Richard Gladwell on 20 Jan 2013
Yamaha and C-Tech - 18ft Skiff Nationals - Day 2, January 20, 2013 © Richard Gladwell http://www.richardgladwell.com

Racing on Day 2 of the NZ 18ft Skiff Nationals was cancelled today on the back of a weather forecast of winds averaging 25kts, gusting 35kts for the afternoon.

Grey skies in the morning gave way to a beautiful day in the afternoon, and some of the top crews went out for some practice ahead of the JJ Giltinan Series in Australia, next February.

Sail-World's NZ Editor shot these images from the base of North Head, and caught some great rides, at a distance.











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