In opposite to the shifting winds of the past few days of light, the superb 12-17 knot southerly breeze today made for the perfect conditions for the fast and furious racing on all courses in The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018. And at around 1300 start today, Peter Anink, the Principal Race Officer informed everyone that two inshore races will take place to take advantage of the favorable conditions.
On the day, the southerly breeze joined the south-flowing flood current and this brought more pressure on the water and also created the some big waves. Thus, during the race, all teams had to be at their best and use their skills to avoid being over early at the starts as well as running into turning marks.
The championship has the impressive crowd of 49 boats and during the race all stood at the start line of the south course area, giving a wonderful look. The Class C was difficult to control, particularly, but had only one general recall in the second race day of the race, on the other hand the A and B classes in the north course area had no start problems.
In course area A/B course, the race manager selected the High wind Triple Number rating option in the area for scoring both races having with winds over 14 knots. On the other hand, in the course area Class C the High option was used for the first race, in the second race the Medium option was used as the tide diminished in strength with the passage of time.
The Team Beau Geste (HKG) Pac 52 Continued its performance, like a well-honed machine and sailed on the day. With his performance he put two more bullets on the scoreboard. The skipper of the beat Gavin Brady received compliments all through the event.