sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 rough day two for CampbellSailing

Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 rough day two for CampbellSailing

'Rough day two at Weymouth - Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011'    CampbellSailing.com    Click Here to view large photo

Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 day two update from CampbellSailing.com.

We had two tough races here today in Weymouth. The breeze built from an initial 12-15 knots to well into the high teens and near 20 knots. Leandro’s picture (above) of us downwind today shows just how windy it was. The race committee struggled to get the Finns off the starting line ahead of us and our fleet was forced to wait through a general recall in the first race and then three before the second race. Luckily it gave us a little extra time to sort out our upwind tuning which was a bit out of whack in the first race. We were going fine, if not great off the wind, but upwind we were dogging it.

Unfortunately we were on the wrong side of the first beat in the last race, but our better mode helped us pass about 15 boats through the course of the race to finish the day with a 15th. Hopefully we’ll be able to throw out the first race today, but we’ve certainly dug ourselves a bit of a hole to get out of. We’ve been in tough spots like this before and come out alright, so we’ll have to keep our noses to the grindstone and quite literally take it one race at a time.

The forecast is for more breeze tomorrow, so hopefully we can go out and get a couple off without the committee sending us home early like they did today. Even though it was nearly 4pm when they flew AP over H indicating we should head for the harbor, we were certainly within our range and ready for a third race. The current had switched to the ebb and its upwind run was causing the seastate to pick up nicely. It would have been a pretty fun race to be sure.

Results are always available on the Skandia Sail for Gold website

CampbellSailing website




by CampbellSailing.com

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=84466

8:53 AM Wed 8 Jun 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2011 Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta

Related News Stories:

05 Jun 2012  Sail for Gold Regatta – Solid start for Ben Ainslie + Video
19 Aug 2011  Olympic Classes sailing to air on BBC One
15 Jun 2011  Weymouth youngsters meet sailing's elite
13 Jun 2011  Sail for Gold 2011: Rohini Rau's road to the Olympics + Video
13 Jun 2011  ISAF World Sailing Cup Rankings + Video
13 Jun 2011  Skandia Sail for Gold 2011: Skud-18, Sonar and 2.4m
13 Jun 2011  Sail for Gold 2011: Second place for Belcher and Page
12 Jun 2011  Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 Medal Race Video highlights
12 Jun 2011  Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2011 day 5 Video highlights
12 Jun 2011  Skandia Sail for Gold 2011 update from Kiwi Skud 18
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World



America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


























2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii






































Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3   
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC   
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23   
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT