Mala Wharf, Lahaina,
The 5th annual Dinsmoor Trophy Regatta got underway with cooperation and help from all who showed up Satruday. Conditions had us worried during set up as there was no wind and then threats of winds from the North. After the Skippers meeting and launching of the fleet, minds turned to setting the course. There was quite a current on the outside and the winds seemed to have decided to come straight unshore. The triangle course set pretty much straight out from entrance channel. The kids who sailed by the Committee boat all agreed that the conditions looked favorable for a fun day. By the first start the winds had freshened quite a bit. Both Bics an Fevas flew through the start and were off for a wild ride. Capsizing and rounding up was popular but the race went on. The winds let up a little between race one and two but then picked back up with even more force. This weeded out a few not comfortable hiking out and planing. By the fifth race only the most confident remained and they were flying. There was very little change in direction throughout the day. The conditions pushed everyone hard but made for an exciting and successful day of racing.
Sunday was nearly perfect. The course was set and we were greeted with a good steady fresh breeze which did not move throughout the day. Not quite as strong as yesterday but still pushing the limits of both the boats and the sailors. Five races were run and only had a few sailors retire. Great Racing! Great Event!
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