November 18, 2008

Smooth sailing for boats in Acapulco Race

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Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco Yacht Club
hosted their annual Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo to Acapulco Race this last weekend. The traditional 105 mile light-air race lived up to its billing with boats sailing into Acapulco as late as Monday evening. The Farr 40 "Flojito y Coperando" crossed the line first at 8:53 Monday morning taking line honors and Class "B". The Concordia 47"Ruahatu" drfited in next and crossed the finish line at 10:04am taking first in Class "A".The sailing saw a lot of light-air reaching with both "Flojito" and "Ruahatu" using code 1A spinnakers for the majority of the race! The night racing was light-air, but a moon lit night and very smooth water made it very enjoyable and memorable! I raced on Ruahatu as a practice for the upcoming 2009 Transpac, we were very happy with the boat and crew, but hopefully we will have more wind!

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