Sunday, November 28, 2010

Racing in Mauritius

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In Port Louis' inner basin

The racing fleet from Grand Bay Yacht Club just rafted here overnight, for the party, but when a cyclone comes to Mauritius all the boats in Mauritius try to cram into here; it is the only safe "hurricane hole" in Mauritius

Rafted with the other race boats

The hills behind Port Louis cause clouds to form and quite a lot of mist and rain. We noticed this in the distance from Grand Bay, where the weather is usually a lot better (no hills) but only when we got back to Port Louis did we realize what a difference it makes.

The old and the new

You can see in these photos how bows have changed. Wings is obviously quite old fashioned now; a classic.

On another day we photographed the racing boats at Grand Bay Yacht Club as they headed out to round Illes de plate north of Mauritius.

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Spry & Colvento line up to start

One boat in class A sets the kite on the short leg

In class C more spinnakers can be expected.

Reaching up to set the kite

Gaia & Spry show blue kites

Two boats beating to Kaladyne


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