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Etasse slays the rough seas of Tvedestrand

2016 UIM Class 3 World Championship – Race 1 Differing weather predictions gave the organising committee of the UIM Class 3 A and B World Championships a tough time knowing exactly what course to run. At the morning race briefing, the competitors were informed that no firm decision was going to be made on the course and number of laps until just before the boats left for the start line. With a strong wind getting up and sea conditions worsening, the call was to run 5 B laps of 7 nm length. The start run was in a narrow fjord and because of this the A and B classes couldn’t start together. Once the 3B fleet were released first from the calm and sheltered waters, no one could have predicted the boat and engine damage, mass navigational errors and disqualifications galore. Fortunately in…

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