Beat The Boss
Jimmy Spithill has done it again, though he didn’t start the day on a high note when Team Ceeref’s hydraulic forestay ram broke on the first beat of the first race. Despite a shredded job, thanks to some “creative trimming”, as Spithill put it, they managed to get to the top mark just ahead of the American boat without the jib breaking completely. It was neck and neck on the fast downwind leg, but they rounded the leeward mark first and won comfortably, after the American boat broached a few hundred metes before the finish line.
After that, Team Ceeref sailed a near faultless day, looking solid in the pre-start and going on to win all five matches in some challenging conditions, with the north-easterly wind shifting hither and thither off the mountainous coast of Lanzarote. Not bad for a guy who, after many weeks of high speed training on Dogzilla, admitted to being “a little rusty”. We should all be so rusty. This pic is by Giles Martin-Raget and there are tons more here.