We'll take equipment for $1000, Alex.
The Jeopardy answer is: 32
And the question.....
Contestant #1: What was today's top windspeed? (buzzz - wrong - it was only 20-25 knots).
Contestant #2: How many boats didn't finish the last race today? (buzzz - wrong - it was only about 15)
Contestant #3: How many masts have broken since the regatta started. (ding, ding, correct)!
Yup - about 1/3 of the fleet has broken a mast (actually some boats have broken 2, so 1/3 is just an average).
And through it all, Team USA/LISOT had another fun day as the 20+ knot southeasterly just kept blowing.
|Tight reach finishes are not for the faint of heart.|
(yes, that's Caroline on the wire. And yes, they finished without incident. Just barely.)
Reinier/Spencer had a slight altercation with the Italian starbord tacker. "Cross or tack", in 20 knots, in different languages didn't go so well. Reinier bore off so hard on port that spencer literally wiped out the Italian's leward shroud and down came their mast. Not unexpectedly, our guys lost that one in the room. But didn't loose their rig.
And as Warner Wolf used to say on TV... "nobody got hurt."
|Claudia & Amanda smooth and cruising on the top reach.|
Claudia and Amanda are sailing steady as she goes - and are in 23th place in the ladies fleet.
Tonight the team had dinner with Panic - and the fun and laughter went on for quite a while.