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North American Speed Sailing Invitational 2011 Day 6

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Words - Damien Leroy
The plan was to start a port tack 250m course at 1430 hrs. However the wind was not cooperating. It was almost exactly 90 degrees to the shore and although the pressure was good it was not the direction we wanted to see. We set both a starboard tack course as well as a port tack course to allow the riders to see what the speeds were. Initially the port tack course was faster than the starboard tack. We postponed the start sequence, reset the course that was much smoother and within 7 minutes were back in sequence.
Immediately we could see the difference. The competitor's speeds jumped from 34 knots to 42 knots.
We ran a 60 min heat over a 250m Port tack course. The event leader Rob Douglas came out of the gates swinging, full power with his over powered 16m Cabrinha kite, before he made it 100 yards down the course a 25 knot gust put the World Record Holder down. All riders where caught on big kites as a big squall pushed through the race course..
We rolled into heat two 3 minutes after completing heat 10 as the sun was setting and conditions continued to deteriorate. Riders dug deep and pushed the limits of speed on the less than optimal course of 100 degree angle and challenging conditions. I long day of racing..this is speed sailing..
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With thanks to Damien Leroy for keeping us posted.

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Added: 2011-10-28

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