But the Kiwi spinnaker blossomed and just as swiftly, Emirates gybed
over into the favouring left shift, catching the Italians flat-footed to win easily by 53 seconds.
The Jones 70 sailed back into the Harbour in a light patch and gybed
for the line at the last, costing her line honours to Lahana by a measly 21 seconds.
Dahees and Muzahim tussled for position around the breakwater where the wind died briefly as they gybed
together to aim for the finish line.
back and managed to put ourselves in between him and the finish line.
At Maria Island was a south/easterly, so when we got to Wineglass, we gybed
and dropped our kite and kept moving.
Within minutes, Wild Oats XI was 200 metres clear and from there on she sailed her own race in the light breeze, hitting 23 knots in 12 knots of breeze as she gybed
downwind under her massive Code o headsail.
In the first race while in a position to win on the final leg I suffered a major brain explosion and gybed
into his bow, losing the race and receiving a half point penalty for causing serious damage.
inshore on the first night and got through a little lull that hit all the others--our guys thought there might be a bit more breeze on the other side which could work to our advantage and low and behold, we skipped away a few miles.