Must have been gustier than I thought..

tobermoryphil

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Just watching the West Highland Yachting Week's fleet arriving in Tobermory.
A dismasted maroon and silver yacht is being towed in. Oh dear!
ETA: someone else in trouble too- being towed in, but yawing all over the shop- rudder failure?
 
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Quite a few DNFs and DNSs on their website results page

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Just watching the West Highland Yachting Week's fleet arriving in Tobermory.
A dismasted maroon and silver yacht is being towed in. Oh dear!
ETA: someone else in trouble too- being towed in, but yawing all over the shop- rudder failure?

There was almost no wind at all as the fleet entered the Sound of Mull. 2 hours later - gusting 30 knots.
 

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The strongest gust we recorded was 32 Kts. but we were white sail and running with the genny poled out so comfortable enough. The mast going down was reported as 'very scary' by my grandaughter who was 'big boat'? racing for the first time while my wife prejudice against spinnakers got further confirmation even though I explained that the fragments of red cloth was a gennaker on the boat in question.
Less than an hour earlier we had been struggling to get past Lismore Light against the tide in 3 kts of wind.
There was a sleek looking multihull slicing along on top of it though, anyone we know?
 
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