Færder Race 2014


The Færder race was interesting with spinakker start and spi all the way to Tristeinene. The weather forecast was nice but in the night the wind should increase to almost 30 knots. I was going into a state of survival mode from before the start i must admit. I was determent to bring the boat and crew through the coming night with hours of upwind sailing in 30 knots wind. The reach down to Tristeinene went pretty well and we were in a good posision after rounding but then we wwent down the drain. In the beginning it went very well. Check the instruments at 2 minutes in the video. But then the wind increased and we needed to reef.  It was immensly hard to keep the boat in a god groove and theere was also waves and a strong curent agianst us. I did not dare to go deep enough into the archipelago. I did not want yet another grounding. The survival mode did not do any good to our results but we survived with only minor damage to the mainsail. Many other boats were not that lucky.