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2019 Garmin NSW Etchells Championship

The second day of racing in the 2019 Garmin International Etchells Class NSW State Championship did not live up to expectations at all. Everyone was thinking they would have to spend at least a portion of the day onshore, waiting for the wind to come in. Instead, we managed to get all three races in, even if we did need to wait just a little while, so that the wind could settle down and come from a consistent direction.

The first race of the day was set on an axis of 060 degrees in around six knots of breeze. It looked as if it would get off the first time around, but with a wind shift just before the start causing a number of boats to be over the line, so a General Recall resulted. The course was subsequently adjusted to an axis of 055, and the fleet was sent off again, this time with a clear start for all. After the first lap, the wind had lightened off a little, and the top mark was moved slightly West.