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Congressional Cup: Images from a wild Day 2

by Compiled by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz 20 Apr 2018 03:16 PDT 20 April 2018
Congressional Cup - Day 2, Long Beach Yacht Club, April 19, 2018 © Sharon Green / ULTIMATE SAILING

As the breeze rocketed up to 18 knots, there were wipe-outs, collisions and protests galore. Johnie Berntsson’s (SWE) Catalina 37 was so damaged during contact, it began to take on water; they transferred to the backup boat.

And Harry Price (AUS) proved how close race action is to the audience on the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier; when his boat knocked a lamppost off the corner of the wharf. It will now be known as ‘Price Point,’ sailors jested.

Despite chaos and crashes, Chief Umpire Russell Green announced, “Today is one of the best days match racing has seen. Congratulations to all the competitors.”

Here's some more of the action on a wild Day 2 from the Congressional Cup at Long Beach Yacht Club, Los Angeles.

Many thanks for the great photography from Bronny Daniels www.joysailing.com and Sharon Green www.ultimatesailing.com

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