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Round Two of the RC Laser Tour of Abaco returned to Snappas Bar & Grill in Marsh Harbour. It was a beautiful day after the recent cold snap and a rainy week. Winds were out of the south at about 15 mph, but were off shore, so racers had calm waters and were protected from the heavier gusts.

RC racing returns to Snappas

 

Above: racers take to the harbour during the second leg of the RC Laser Regatta. The next race will take place in Treasure Cay on January 25. Photo by Celia Rogers.
Above: racers take to the harbour during the second leg of the RC Laser Regatta. The next race will take place in Treasure Cay on January 25. Photo by Celia Rogers.

Round Two of the RC Laser Tour of Abaco returned to Snappas Bar & Grill in Marsh Harbour.  It was a beautiful day after the recent cold snap and a rainy week.  Winds were out of the south at about 15 mph, but were off shore, so racers had calm waters and were protected from the heavier gusts.

However, because of the off shore breeze, the short windward leg had to be set into a coffin corner.  Races were won or lost on this first leg.

Jim Kaighin returned to form after winning 6 of the 9 races.  Randy Key won race 3 and edged out Anders Ljungholm by one point for 2nd.  Joey Gale finished 5th overall, but had two 2nd place finishes in his first RC Laser regatta.

Ylva Ljungholm took on solo race committee responsibilities and did a great job.  She had some tough calls to make and some close finishes.  She recorded two ties that were too close to call.  She also took the pictures.

Thanks were given to Snappas for hosting to Harbour View Marina for letting the group use their dock.

The next regatta is in Treasure Cay on Brigantine Bay January 25.

The competitors this race were: Jim Kaighin, Randy Key, Anders Ljungholm, Jeff Gale, Joey Gale, Victor Patterson, Brian Malone and Dwayne Wallas.

 

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