FIGAWI Race

FIGAWI Race

This year's famous FIGAWI race was perhaps one for the record books. It was wild, wet, cold, rainy and windy. The several thousand sailors in the race faced the same conditions as many of their sailing friends who were participating in the Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race just a bit further east of Nantucket - powerful NNW winds of 15-25 kts and mountainous seas drove the fleet fast across Nantucket Sound from Hyannis to Nantucket in an epic, wet and windy roller-coaster ride. Of the 210 boats that registered, about 75 percent of them completed the race due to the crazy conditions. The pursuit-style race with quartering seas and winds were fun conditions for most of the teams planing and surfing like mad all the way across Nantucket Sound. In Division S were lumped all the fast asymmetric spinnaker sprit boats, with 13 boats vying. First boat home was the J/105 Dark'n'Stormy sailed by Andrew Reservitz.    Regatta website

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