Antigua Sailing Week - Day 3, 2013-04-30


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Today marked Day 3 of the Antigua Sailing Week; we were now a well-oiled committee machine with two race days under our belt and no significant quarrels or problems that we didn't manage with minimal stress. Today we had two guests aboard, one of whom, Egil, is an ISAF International Judge for the competition so we were on our best behaviour for while; but he was only there in an unofficial capacity so we reverted back to our normal mode in short order.
The seas were surprisingly lumpy despite the settling winds and I had my camera attached to a tripod and managed to take many pictures of the sky with tips of sails visible or of the water with a bit of hull because of the rocking motion of the catamaran; but some of the pictures could be cropped and weren't too fuzzy for use.

Spirit of Athena and Slippery warming up Spirit of Athena and Slippery sailing around the start area prior to raising their jibs for the first race of the day.
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Spirit of Athena and Slippery warming up
Zipping around on a dinghy Zipping around on a dinghy
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Zipping around on a dinghy
Committee Boat Buoy The buoy to which we are attached for the duration of the race this day.
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Committee Boat Buoy
Wind check James, Jane, Alfred and Hans checking the prevailing wind direction and speed prior to putting down the start mark.
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Wind check
Competitors warming up Some of the yachts sailing around (sans jib) to get a feel for the winds of the day.
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Competitors warming up
Crew briefing Our pre-race briefing while on station at the start position.
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Crew briefing
Yachts checking out the start line The start marker has just been dropped and the boats have begun checking out the line prior to the races.
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Yachts checking out the start line
Paul Wyeth and crew Paul Wyeth at the start line
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Paul Wyeth and crew
Paul Wyeth preparing The professional photographer getting into position and preparing his equipment prior to the start.
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Paul Wyeth preparing
Concentration while checking the line Race crew concentrating on the line between the committee boat and the start mark.
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Concentration while checking the line
Setting the start mark The committee power boat resetting the start marker to a position somewhat higher upwind to make the line as close to a 90 degree angle to the prevailing winds as possible.
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Setting the start mark
Downwind racing finishers Yachts racing downwind with spinnakers out, coming up to the finish line.
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Downwind racing finishers
Spis on the horizon Distant boats are heading our way on their downwind run towards the finish line.
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Spis on the horizon
Ambersail Ambersail
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Ambersail
Ambersail Ambersail coming to the finish line.
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Ambersail
Ambersail Ambersail crossing the finish line.
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Ambersail
Ambersail Full-speed finish for Ambersail for the second race of the day.
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Ambersail
Arethusa Arethusa
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Arethusa
Arethusa Arethusa
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Arethusa
Spirit of Athena Spirit of Athena
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Spirit of Athena
Spirit of Athena Spirit of Athena
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Spirit of Athena
Spirit of Athena Spirit of Athena
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Spirit of Athena
Auliana II Auliana II
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Auliana II
Auliana II Auliana II
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Auliana II
Auliana II Auliana II
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Auliana II
Digicell Challenger Digicell Challenger
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Digicell Challenger
Digicell Challenger Digicell Challenger
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Digicell Challenger
Auliana II Auliana II
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Auliana II
Auliana II Auliana II
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Auliana II
Bristolean Bristolean
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Bristolean
Bristolean Bristolean
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Bristolean
Bristolean Bristolean
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Bristolean
Bristolean Bristolean
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Bristolean
Bristolean Bristolean
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Bristolean
Bristolean Bristolean
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Bristolean
Bristolean Bristolean
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Bristolean
Bristolean Bristolean
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Bristolean
Bristolean Bristolean
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Bristolean
Caccia alla Volpe Caccia alla Volpe
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Caccia alla Volpe
Caccia alla Volpe Caccia alla Volpe
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Caccia alla Volpe
Caipirinha Caipirinha
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Caipirinha
Visio Optik Visio Optik
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Visio Optik
Coyote Coyote
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Coyote
Coyote Coyote
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Coyote
Digicell Challenger Digicell Challenger
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Digicell Challenger
Digicell Challenger Digicell Challenger
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Digicell Challenger
Digicell Challenger Digicell Challenger
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Digicell Challenger
Digicell Challenger Digicell Challenger
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Digicell Challenger
El Ocaso El Ocaso
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El Ocaso
El Ocaso El Ocaso
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El Ocaso
Hip Hop Hip Hop
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Hip Hop
Jaguar Jaguar
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Jaguar
Jaguar Jaguar
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Jaguar
Jaguar Jaguar
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Jaguar
Kick 'em Jenny Kick 'em Jenny
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Kick 'em Jenny
Kick 'em Jenny Kick 'em Jenny
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Kick 'em Jenny
Kick 'em Jenny Kick 'em Jenny
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Kick 'em Jenny
Kick 'em Jenny Kick 'em Jenny
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Kick 'em Jenny
Kick 'em Jenny Kick 'em Jenny
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Kick 'em Jenny
Kuankun Kuankun
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Kuankun
Kuankun Kuankun
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Kuankun
Lancelot II Lancelot II
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Lancelot II
Lancelot II Lancelot II
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Lancelot II
Lancelot II Lancelot II
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Lancelot II
Lancelot II Lancelot II
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Lancelot II
Lancelot II Lancelot II
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Lancelot II
Locura Locura
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Locura
Locura Locura
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Locura
Locura Locura
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Locura
Locura Locura
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Locura
Maximizer Maximizer
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Maximizer
Maximizer Maximizer
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Maximizer
Maximizer Maximizer
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Maximizer
Maximizer Maximizer
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Maximizer
Maximizer Maximizer
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Maximizer
Maximizer Maximizer
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Maximizer
Milanto Milanto
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Milanto
Milanto Milanto
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Milanto
Milanto Milanto
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Milanto
Milanto Milanto
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Milanto
Spirit of Nereus Spirit of Nereus
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Spirit of Nereus
Spirit of Nereus Spirit of Nereus
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Spirit of Nereus
Nix Nix
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Nix
Nix Nix
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Nix
Nix Nix
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Nix
Nix Nix
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Nix
Nix Nix
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Nix
Northern Child Northern Child
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Northern Child
Quokka Quokka
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Quokka
Quokka Quokka
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Quokka
Quokka Quokka
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Quokka
Quokka Quokka
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Quokka
Quokka Quokka
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Quokka
Scarlet Oyster Scarlet Oyster
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Scarlet Oyster
Scarlet Oyster Scarlet Oyster
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Scarlet Oyster
Sea Gal Sea Gal
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Sea Gal
Sea Gal Sea Gal
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Sea Gal
Sea Gal Sea Gal
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Sea Gal
Selene Selene before the races, the crew is eating breakfast in their bowls.
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Selene
Selene Selene
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Selene
Sleeper Sleeper
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Sleeper
Sleeper Sleeper
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Sleeper
Sleeper Sleeper
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Sleeper
Slippery Slippery
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Slippery
Slippery Slippery
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Slippery
Slippery Slippery
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Slippery
Sonic Sonic
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Sonic
Sonic Sonic
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Sonic
Sonic Sonic
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Sonic
Sonic Sonic
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Sonic
Southern Child Southern Child
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Southern Child
Southern Child Southern Child
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Southern Child
Southern Child Southern Child
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Southern Child
Starry Night Starry Night
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Starry Night
Starry Night Starry Night
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Starry Night
Starry Night Starry Night
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Starry Night
Starry Night Starry Night
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Starry Night
Sumatra Sumatra
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Sumatra
High Tension High Tension
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High Tension
High Tension High Tension
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High Tension
High Tension High Tension
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High Tension
High Tension High Tension
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High Tension
High Tension High Tension
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High Tension
High Tension High Tension
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High Tension
High Tension High Tension
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High Tension
High Tension High Tension
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High Tension
Venomous Venomous
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Venomous
Venomous Venomous
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Venomous
Visio Optik Visio Optik
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Visio Optik
Visio Optik Visio Optik
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Visio Optik
Whisper Whisper
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Whisper
Wings Wings
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Wings
Slippery Slippery
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Slippery
   
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