What happens when boats set up for light air racing go out in 30+ knots of breeze? Carnage, and lots of it. That’s what happened Sunday at SBYC’s Opening Day Regatta.
With 30 boats registered across 6 classes, it was shaping up to be a good regatta, but when all was said and done however, 7 boats finished. I was racing on Prevail, a fairly well-known SC52 who lives for these conditions.
However trying to peel from the J3 to the J4 cost us those sails, the headfoil, and the race. There were torn kites and blown out jibs as far as the eye could see. The corinthian sailors nightmare and the sailmakers delight!
Sharon Green was out to document the epic conditions, check them out here -Anarchist Zac.