Summer series heats up as foul weather threatens
THE eight yachts that set sail in Race 6 of the Poseidon Sailaway Summer Series had to contend with an afternoon of recorded winds ranging from five to 27 knots.
After another close start the first windward leg was a typical beat zig-zagging up to the windward mark.
Magic led the way with Ann Sea hot on her tail into the second lap.
Tau Ceti broke away from Miriama, Ice, Big Ears and Ruff Red as Indigo began to make up for another late start.
The lead chopped and changed hands as Magic and Ann Sea led the fleet around the course in a very close contest.
By the third lap, the shifting wind had changed the game as both the upwind beat and downwind run became a good reach in the moderate wind caused by a passing storm. As quick as it came up, the wind was Saturday gone and several boats found themselves struggling to hold course as the breeze dropped down to single figures.