Another year, another great Jabuka edition. In one of my previous edits I wrote about last year and the concept of how we do Jabuka race, now I will only share few thoughts on this year’s edition.
This year we had 7 SeaScapes 27 joining the rest of the fleet, which was record breaking at 96 boats at the starting line. Again we all gathered few days before the race for some training and race analyzes with our professional guests.
It was really nice having 7 onedesign boats to race against. Although we were racing on the smallest boats in the whole fleet, we once again proved that we are fast (as you can see in the video). I was on the boat with German team and we pulled a perfect start, ok it would be perfect if we would start 2 seconds later than we did.
We started at the favorite pin end with big advantage before the rest of 95 boats, unfortunately we were early and had to go back. This was a crazy thing, going the other direction then almost 100 other boats who have the right of the way…..
We lost a lot of time but the comeback was amazing, and about 2 hours into the race we were in top 10, at one point i think top 5. That was all at night and in really light conditions.
As soon as we rounded Jabuka the wind picked up to 15-16 knots, which was exactly what we came for, ok more wind would be even better for us. Still we had great fun, but unfortunately 5 miles before finishing line wind turned and we had to go straight in to it at around 20 knots, which is faaar from ideal for our small boat and we lost quite some places before the finish.
Nevertheless we finished as 4th Seascape and 32nd overall which is not bad for the smallest boat in the fleet. Check the short movie and see how you like it. If you do, join us next year on Jabuka Regatta…probably with some other boat, but we guarantee fun and top level sailing.