POR: Cascais Event 2, 12th & 13th February
What a weekend! With 16 entries, Saturday´s sunny races had very light NW winds and a huge swell, (4-5 meters) . Going upwind provided a challenge through the huge seas. Downwind there where major shifts, forcing the jury to alter the course in both races.
Again a great happy hour war organized on Saturday by Clube Naval de Cascais and X Premium, with a variety of wines and other traditional Portuguese products.
Sunday the conditions where totally diferent with the racing starting a bit later and further out. The waves where smaller, (3-4 meters), but the NW wind picked up from 10 kts at noon to around 25 kts by the end of the day. Three races where held with incredible downwind conditions, with boats flying down the waves at top speed. Plenty of adrenalin and fun for all !
Race 5, saw only the bravest, with Team Russia´s Luka Rodion, Oleg Zherebtson, Alexander Bozhko and Maria Rudskaia taking first place overall.
Clube Naval de Cascais member Peter Straton had a great weekend and took 2nd place with Pedro Henriques and Luis Nunes crewing. Third place went to Rui Caldas, Francisco Neto and Gonçalo Cabrita.
The next two day event will be held on 12/13 March. A limited number of boats are available for charter and there are open positions for crewing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org