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Bermuda RW -- Carnage on Day #2, races cancelled on Day #3

posted May 3, 2011, 9:39 AM by Danielle Lawson   [ updated May 3, 2011, 2:15 PM ]
From the Press Release on the website: "Day two of Race week was very exciting. Winds were 20-22 with gust to 30, the end result is the IODs had a little bit of damage."

My sources indicate that the fleet had some trouble with the new booms in the breeze yesterday -- three boats (including the leader, Dan Faria,) suffered broken outhauls and racing was cancelled after one race as a result.  Other excitement included the bullseye on Falcon (she was t-boned and her rig was replaced) and protests in the back of the fleet.

The winds were sustained over 25kts this morning and the fleet was kept in the harbor as a result.  Not sure what that means for tomorrow's planned golf outing, but the forecast is for morning rain -- better conditions for sailing than for golf I'd say.

No pictures yet, but the official website is being updated with press releases and results as they come in.