|Baltic Offshore Week, Hanko 27 - 30.7|
|Written by Leif R-S|
|Wednesday, 29 July 2009|
First day - DSQ in Long Offshore Race
Tarantella sailed excellent in the Long Offshoer Race, and was first in class ORCi 3 with a margin of 20 minutes, but in a jury trial we got a DSQ afrer Ebnegea had left a protest against our rounding of the first windward mark. According to Ebnegea we broke the starboard rule as we approached the mark on port tack as they were on starboard. As we were not in full agreement of the breach, we did not lift the yellow flag. Doing this had given us a scoring penalty of 3 positions. Now we got a DSQ, which was felt as a very strong punishment.
During the following days we wittnessed two similar incidents, but here the disturbed boat did not make any protest.
Winner of the offshore race was therefore Dat Wor Et, with FinnFun as second and Merinna as third.
Second day - two W/L-races and Coastal Race
Our strong go continued also the second day with a 3:rd and 1:st place in the W/L races and a 1:st place in the Coastal Race. The wind was good and rather steady with strengths of 8 - 16 knots.
Third day - two W/L-races
The wind was weak, 5 - 8 knots, which starts to be difficult for us. Still, our result was reasonably good, with 4:th and 5:th places. We were amazed about Astraia's excellent performance in the light wind.
We finished as 5:th in the regatta among 11 competitors in our class.
Winner was Dat vor et, with Astraia second and Merinna third. Our dear competitor FinnFun finished 6:th. Without the DSQ in the Long Offshore Race, we had been the winner.
Results on Avomeripurjehtijat´s pages
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