Day 2 – News from Crotone

Today saw a rush start for Chiara.

Yesterday we left the club at around 5.30 pm and we didn’t go back to check the notice board so we didn’t know that first race today was at 10 am and not at 11.

When we arrived at the club at 9.30 most of the boats were already in the water including my rib.

I run to check in which fleet Chiara was and managed to get her into the water on time and also catch my rib that was roaming around still in the harbour, luckily Chiara was already in her sailing cloths.

Only the Juniors fleets was called in the water, the Cadetti was left at shore as condition was tough.

Wind was 18 knots gusting over 20 with big waves sometimes over 3 meters. Chiara managed to capsized on a tack even before the start of the first race.

Alex had really 2 fantastic races and even if he didn’t do a good start on both races, his boat handling was so good that up the beat he gain a lot of places.

Chiara on the first race was probably still dreaming and just sailed the boat to the finish line. After a little talk with Alessio, the Crotone coach, on the second race she really come off the line with speed and in a good position and she was probably around 20 to 25 when she capsized again on a tack over a big wave. Well done to her for bailing the water out and finishing the race.

Both races saw a lot of retirement and capsizing.

After the second race the race office sent all the sailors back as some black cloud was approaching.

The rain did come and I took Chiara to the hotel to change as she was cold. After the rain the wind dropped and the race committee called in the water only the Cadetti for 2 races.

Tomorrow the fleet should be split between gold and silver but nothing official yet, I’ll go and check the notice board after dinner I promise.


PS – Sorry I don’t have any pictures my phone had no space available anymore.

Results after Day Two (179 entries):
Alex – 71, 60, 66, 22, 17 = 99th
Chiara – 80, 66, 76, 58, 64 = 153rd

All the results here: