Paascup report

The very first regatta in Belgium that is sailed on the North Sea. We were looking forward towards it with mixed feelings. It's great to be sailing on the North Sea again and seeing the other sailors again, but on the other hand we remembered the cold and windy race we had last year....

Luckily the conditions were better this year. About 12 knots of wind and quite sunny.
There were 3 races scheduled and 18 cats on the starting line (with 2 F16!).

In the first race we took a flying start and had clean air all the way up to the upwind mark. The rest of the race was close sailing with 2 F18 and after a second downwind run (with Kathleen trapping out) we finished half a boat length after a Nacra Infusion.

The second and third run the wind kept increasing (up to about 15+ knots) and so did the waves. We had a flying start every time and got to the upwind mark in first position too. But on the downwind run the 2 F18 catched up every time and by the time we finished after the second run they were in front of us.

We sure have to learn to sail windy and wavy (1m waves!) conditions with the spin a bit more, but finishing second overall makes us very happy!

No pictures of us, but some images of the other sailors.

-> on the edge upwind!

-> the winning team

This weekend we'll pack the boat for 3 days of racing in Carnac, France!

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