WP_20130816_002Day one of the 2013 Impala Nationals saw a damp 18-22 knots that gave way first to fog and ended in brilliant sunshine and 8-10 knots.

The course started deep in Weymouth Bay, starting with a beat to the Nothe, followed by a run to a mark off White Nothe, before heading back upwind to a mark to the south of Portland harbour, with some interesting shifts to contend with. A final run back to White Nothe was followed by a final one-sided beat, where a 30 degree windshift saw positions change throughout the fleet.

Imelda recovered from an early navigational error to win the race, chased hard by Fearnought. Astern, after a close battle, Polly snuck ahead of Uproar (4th)  and Happy (5th)  to take third.

Tomorrow has three races planned – and the 12 crews rafted in the Cove in Weymouth are hoping for the forecast to moderate!

Day one results:
Impala nationals coastal race
1st Imelda
2nd Fearnought
3rd Polly
4th Uproar
5th Happy
6th Trudi
7th Firebird
8th Magic
9th Zulu
10th Two Frank
11th Curved Air
RET Imptish

Categories: Nationals

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