Simply Sailing students are crewing aboard Turicum (C&C 44) preparing for VanIsle 360. After a few practice races and sail clinics during the winter the first big test was participating in Southern Straits 2013.
For many of the crew this was the first time to sail at night. And what a night we had. a starlite sky and aurora borealis - what a spectacle.
The winds were light, especially a night. We tried out our new 3DL headsail. What a fantastic sail compared to the older #1.
The winds picked up during the morning and the final leg from Halibut Bank to Point Atkinson turned out to be as good as racing can get. A photo finish with almost ten boats crossing the finish line within minutes, all flying their colourful spinnakers.
A happy but tired crew finished 4th in their division. Congratulations!
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