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Dean's Diary: More light stuff - Extreme Sailing Series, Nice

'30th September 2011. Extreme Sailing Series 2011 - Act 7. Nice. France'    Lloyd Images ©    Click Here to view large photo

Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Nice, France from the Extreme Sailing Series, in which he is helms Emirates Team NZ .

30 September 2011:

Day 3 in Nice

A bit of Groundhog Day here in Nice. Again very light winds never getting above 5 knots with some big holes on the race course.

Today was the first day of the Stadium Racing and with the course within 100m of the shore it is very tight. The venue would be great if we only had some more wind!

30th September 2011. Extreme Sailing Series 2011 - Act 7. Nice. France -  Lloyd Images_©   Click Here to view large photo

We sailed a better day again today notching ip some good results early and making a few silly mistakes towards the end of the day. However it was a good enough day to elevate us another 2 places up the leader board to now be sitting in 7th. Still not great but a lot better than where we were after the first day.

With a further two days of Stadium Racing and winds as light as the last two days there are still plenty of opportunities.

Dean

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30th September 2011. Extreme Sailing Series 2011 - Act 7. Nice. France -  Lloyd Images_©   Click Here to view large photo


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