No Workout for Kotoum’s Repaired Strut
Light Air Flyers – Koutoum Wins
Even though Florida’s breeze never touched ten knots during Saturday’s edition of the US Moth Nationals at Key Largo, that was enough for liftoff. Veteran Anthony Kotoun led the standings into Sunday’s racing for these cutting-edge foilers, where the sailors continue to set standards for class spirit. Kotoun rushed off after racing to keep a commitment at a friend’s wedding, which could have been bad news for his prospects on the race course on Sunday. Sailing in after Saturday’s racing, Kotoun broke a carbon wing bar. But it was his fellow competitors who set to work repairing it so that he could shower and be on his way. And, this being not an old-time car race movie in black and white, they fixed it right.
Light-air flyers flying high, by the way. Thanks to Meredith Block for the pics . . .
A complete absence of sail-able wind on Sunday resolved that the broken part, and repair, made no difference to the outcome. Enough races had been sailed. Kotoun takes the Nationals.
MEANWHILE ON THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ
It got reeeel windy for the final day of racing in the Oman installment of the Extreme Sailing Series, where the home team of Muscat: The Wave caught fire to pass Alinghi for the win and the series lead.
Down Mexico Way
At Regata Copa Mexico a large and very international fleet racing for the J/24 North American Championship was led by the USA’s Mike Ingham. The Bahia Banderas vet was a solid winner. Lots more to come with boards, kites, etc.