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15 April 2005, 05:08 pm
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U.S. Multihull Championship 2005
Long Beach, California, USA

The second day of racing at the U.S. Multihull Championship for the Alter Cup saw another day of light wind. Racing is very tight with competitors sailing on a different boat every race, adding a new aspect to the competition that should bring out the best and most consistent sailors.
Today's weather was similar to day one but with no fog. The day began with 5-7 knot breezes, and with the wind building throughout the day, by fourth race it was blowing 14 -15 knots and sailors were out trapezing. The breeze then dropped to 8 -12 knots for last race. The racing was extremely close with boats finishing within three and a half minutes of each other.

Greg THOMAS and Jacques BERNIER (USA) are the current leaders. They are one of the most experienced Hobie Tiger duos in the country and so far they have been able to use all their knowledge to their advantage. The competition for second and third places is very tight with only three points separating the boats currently ranked between second and fifth place.

Racing continues through to this Sunday out of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, California, USA.

ussailing.org (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Racing is tight at Long Beach:© Teri McKenna
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