Plenty of thrills and spills took place at the 20th CSC Catamaran Championships, from spectacular capsizes to painful collisions, sailors and boats came back battered and bruised. The unrelenting NE Monsoon was a little too much for the participants to handle, with wind speeds hitting 20-25 knots in the afternoon.
After only 2 races, defending champions Madfish II sit pretty on top, being the only boat to finish the 2 races available. Bad Influence scored arguably the most spectacular capsize, and ended the day on 2nd place, bouncing back to win race 2. Shananikins, one of 2 Nacra Carbon F20s participating, did well to complete the podium in 3rd – but faces an uncertain day 2 after suffering some serious damage on her starboard hull.
With many of the fleet tapping out after today, it looks like the already small fleet of 7 will shrink even further tomorrow. All the best to the remaining participants – press on!