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Second place in Veritas Pentala Race
Tarantella managed a bitter second place (class+over all) in the light wind Veritas Pentala Race today. Eight boats participated in class IMS 3.
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Helsinki - Tallinna Race
Tricky winds in Helsinki Tallinna Race were not favourable to Tarantella. We finished as 6:th among 17 boats in ORC Club-class 2.

The race is the biggest Offshore Regatta in Finland with close to 190 boats participating in the various classes.
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Offshore Week - IMS Nationals
The regatta started with an about 88 NM long archipelago race, rounding the beautiful island of Korppoo and stretching out towards Utö. The regatta continued with only two Windward/ Leeward races because of the poor wind conditions. A minimun of three races are required to fulfill the requirements for the National Championships. Full results and other info is on www.turunpursiseura.fi/ow2006. Pictures in our gallery.

Our goal was as before: Win them and win them All! But this time, we were not succesful with a fourth place.
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Over All Victory in the Swan Regatta!
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Victorious crew
Tarantella took her first Swan Regatta-victory with flying colors in Turku last week with a magnificent 1-2-1 run in the series of three races. A clean 1-1-1 was very close as we lost the second day by only 16 seconds to the Blomster brother's Ron Holland designed Swan 39R Antama. This also meant that we, besides a class victory also took the whole regatta with a 3% margin to the Swan 44 Mk2 Moriju. Our goal was set at winning them all and that is exactly what we did!
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Tarantella I

Tarantella I  - “ how it all started 40 years ago"

Summary from the book "Historien om Swanen Tarantella", by Heinz Ramm-Schmidt, composed by Fredrik Ekström
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Swan Anniversary Regatta
The Swan Anniversry regatta is soon to begin and Tarantella and her crew are eagerly waiting for the first start. Our goal is simple: Win them all! Over All.
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Crash in Haukilahti
Tarantella has suffered from an accident in the Haukilahti harbour after Volvo-Suursaari race, when a heavy boat backed into the side while Tarantella was laying at the quay.
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Victory in Volvo Suursaari Race
First victory of the season in Volvo Suursaari Race! The race started with spinnaker reach in somewhat light conditions, but as the fleet progressed towards and  around Suursaari island the wind more or less kept its pace and Tarantella reached the southern tip in record time around 8 o'clock in the morning.

Tarantella took line honors on the shorter course and finished as the 8th boat over all. Results show that Minnamari took second place ahead of Fortina FUN (same as Fifty FUN. Tom Finell uses two names for his boat). 10 boats participated in IMS 3, thus giving Tarantella the second place in the IMS-ranking. FortinaFUN is leading with a small margin, as they have completed two races already. Check results on www.volvosuursaarirace.fi and pictures in the Gallery.

Full report to follow sooner or later.
 
WB-Race cancelled due to fog

WB Round the Buoys was cancelled due to dense fog at the race area outside Helsinki. After over 4 hour's waiting in the fog with visibilities from 50 - 100 m the organizers decided to cancel the race.

A windward/leeward race requires that the windward buoy can be seen at reasonable distance. Now it was even difficult to see the buoy at the other end of the starting line.

It was a pitty, as the wind was good, and had been favourable to Tarantella and the brand new CarboCuben main sail. Pictures in the Gallery.

 
Hull jobs completed, Tarantella launched

The old Bukowskis-logo has been replaced by Ålandsbanken, both on the hull and on the spinnakers. The spinnaker logos were done by painting through a template.
The bottom was again painted with HempelĀ“s Mille, and the smoothness looks excellent.
A new Lopolight tricolor nav light was installed on the mast top.
The launch on 14.5 went fast, and Tarantella lies now at the quay waiting for the mast.

See pictures Kantvik April/May in our photogallery.
Our first race is WB Sails Round the Buoys on 4.6.2006.

 
New instruments soon to be installed
Our old instruments installed in year 2000 will be replaced for the season with a complete Silva NX2-package. Some preparations were done today at the boat by removing the old transducers and planning installation of the new ones. Check pictures in our photogallery in the album Instruments and Kantvik, April 2006.
 
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