Follow my leader ensued only broken by passing lanes at 15nm into the race with transition in two breezes returning to follow the leader rum line course to complete the third day’s racing. “Basically it was: Jibe, reach, jibe, reach, huge upwind beat all the way home with only top race speeds of 12-13knots.” commented Mitch Booth on the pontoons post race.
“We just have to hang in there, stay positive, hope for breeze & if not have to look back at the fact that this isn’t a harbour race boat, which they can’t extend into off shore conditions like the Rolex Middle Sea. The Rolex Maxi Cup has been predominately light air this week, whereas we’re looking at Sydney Hobart and recording breaking attempts where you need a different type of boat to the inshore designs and that’s what Maximus is.” said a reconciled joint owner Bill Buckley.
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