While it is hard to win a regatta on the first day, it is possible to lose one, and after three starting attempts for the first race, 12 teams began their regattas with starting penalties. Getting clean starts proved to be a challenge all day, as was the task of keeping blades clear of the kelp that breaks free from the beds off Point Loma. Even for the teams that won the first and second races, their success was short-lived, as scores in the 30s and 20s followed.
The Notice of Race for Monday called for two races, but with sufficient wind and daylight, the race committee fit in an extra race to get a jump on the 11 race schedule. Three races are scheduled for Tuesday, with racing continuing each day through to Friday 11 September.
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