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Star Sailors League Final - Day 2 for Paul and Austin

by Paul Larsen on 7 Dec 2013
Paul and Austin in action Carlo Borlenghi © http://www.carloborlenghi.com
On day two of the Star Sailors League Final, three races were held in perfect conditions, once again. East winds of 10-14 knots and bright sunshine made for another postcard day in Nassau.

Austin and I got off to a good start with a fourth place in the first race of the day. We had a great start, good speed upwind so we were able to stay a head of the heavy traffic.

In the next two races we made mistakes of various types and finished near the back each time. Those races were humbling.

The German team that was last after yesterday's racing had a 5, 5, 1 and moved up to seventh.

We are 17th overall, nine points out of 10th place. It is all very tight.

We have to put together two good races tomorrow and just see where the points fall.

It has been 'jumping into the fire' for me to race in this elite regatta after a four year hiatus from the Star. But the upside is I am getting one hell if a tune-up for the Star regattas I plan on sailing next spring.

The forecast for tomorrow is more of the same. I am pretty fortunate to be down here in the Bahamas competing with all these great sailors! Cayard Star Sailors website
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