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16 July 2021


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CONGRATULATIONS Tyger!!! CONGRATULATIONS Kipper1258!!
GEFELICITEERD bonknhoot!

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Ten real Young 88s and 84 virtual ones hit the line at respectively 11.20 and 11.15 local time on Saturday morning, July 10, for Race 1 of the 2021 SSANZ Triple Series on a downwind course in light to moderate airs out the Motukorea Channel, and our Australian friends Tyger and Kipper1258 showed at the front of the fleet straightaway, timing their gybe for the Motutapu shore nicely. A long and pleasant reach out to Motuora Island saw little change in the rankings, but, as always, various virtual vessels came to grief hugging the coast as they negotiated the island's rounding. Back in the Real World , the weather too was benign and the 'craic' mighty! A second long reach, now back to Motutapu proved trickier than the reach out, and some subtle changes in angle had bonknhoot coming into the battle for the virtual podium places. But nothing was certain until the line was crossed as can be seen in calmxy's excellent timelapse production, under the filmstrip below, and even then it took a little while before the server could return the precise order of finish.

And the virtual winner was? Tyger, absolutely roaring around the course in a time of 07:09:34, pipping Kipper1258 by a whole 2 seconds, and Babe, the first Young88 home on the real water, by a more serious 49-odd minutes. Terrific Tyger, but nothing like a good forecast that holds perfect for the day!

Timelapse by Calmxy

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