A Great Way to Start the Season

A steady 10 knot breeze launched the 2013 SEAS Cup sail boat race series with 4 boats at the start off Marmion Island.

With a dense fog lifting, a pleasant reach to Point Arden found the fleet still in close quarters and the wind dropping to the low side of 5 knots. Most of the fleet took a counter clockwise approach to Grand Island and Surprise emerged from the rounding with a considerable and growing lead.

Tahlia scratched short of Grand and Sound Discovery joined Loa’a Nalu fighting the tide change looking for wind. After a radio exchange the crew of Sound Discovery decided to scratch just 20 minutes to soon.