Sailing: 2013 J105 Invitational Regatta Day #2

November 23, 2013

The second day of competition in the Bermuda J105 Invitational Regatta got underway in glorious sailing conditions – medium breeze and clear skies. The crews had recovered from a bruising first day and race 5 of the 10 race series started at 11am in the Great Sound.

The day’s first win went to Sadiiqi [Sean McDermott from Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron], chased by Passion and Back-in-Black. Race 6, in slightly lighter conditions, was taken by Elusive [Steve Cucchiaro from Eastern Yacht Club, USA], followed by Passion and then Mayhem.

Race 7 saw the breeze shift to the left and start to drop out – racing now became an exercise in finding pressure and playing the substantial lifts along the Somerset Shore, or out toward Pearl Island. Race 7 was won by Passion [Bill Lakenmacher, Lakewood Yacht Club, USA] followed by Elusive and Back-in-Black. The final race of the day, was a challenging tactical contest in the light winds. Elusive took the win, with Sadiiqi passing passion in the final run to the finish for 2nd and 3rd.

The “Tops Limited” boat of the day, on 8 points, was Passion [2-2-1-3]. After 8 of the 10 races, Passion is leading the Overall [XL Trophy] with 15 points over Elusive’s 17, followed by Sadiiqi & Mayhem both on 33 points.

The top local helm so far is Elusive, ahead of Passion and Mayhem. The top international helm is Passion, ahead of Elusive and Back-in-Black. Racing continues Saturday in the Great Sound.

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  1. swing voter says:

    aaawwwww no pics!