Regatta log: Varna Channel Cup 2019
During an electrifying weekend, Redlotus Sailing Team has participated together with the fastest racer sailboats of our Bulgarian friends at Varna Channel Cup, in ORC A class. (We found out later that we ware the only Romanian sailboat who had registered and participated at this year edition of Varna Channel Cup, somehow saving the honor).
After a long transfer which led to arrival in Varna on Thursday after 24:00, we competed in 3 inshore races on Friday in front of Varna port. The medium wind and the pouring rain which did not stop until 16:00 created a day we will not forget soon. Results after first day of races: 8 place out of 10 – ORC A.
Saturday there were scheduled 2 offshore races on the channel. The first with medium wind and strong gusts and the second one with a wind fall which practically “froze” the boats upwind. Although we ware the first to identify the stern breeze and get back in motion, overtaking several racers, in the end it did not matter since the race had been canceled due to the time limit.
For civic reasons, on Sunday we return to Romania, so we could not compete in the last inshore races, unfortunately.
An amazing adventure, which we will not forget soon, being also the first training session of our team in 2019 season. We identified a few things to improve on our boat and we have a lot to work with ourselves in order to obtain full potential of this beautiful Cosa Nostra(Archambault Grand Surprise).
A big thank you to the organizers of Varna Channel Cup, LZ Yachting 1991- Lachezar Bratoev ( we made a promise, we kept it and we hope to return to Varna in the future!)
Second team training – coming soon: Seanergya regatta, this weekend!
Keep close and sail with us!
Photo credits: Yachting info
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