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Kit Guide

Burnham Asymmetric Open

By Matt Smith 2nd October 2020

Hello! Long time no blog! I haven't had the time to put anything together, what with revision for ages stopping me from doing as many events as I would have liked. But, now that the exam season has finished, I have got back into it and here we are again.

Last weekend Issy and I competed in our last event in the Feva, the Burnham Asymmetric Open. It was a lovely sunny day with a good steady breeze. We launched and had a few practice starts and beats to scout out the course.

The first race started well, we reached the windward mark as the second Feva but then downwind we managed to move up to first Feva, however at the top mark the wind stopped and we got caught in the tide, drifting back past all of the lighter crews, we descended to fourth Feva, where we stayed until the finish.

The second race our results improved as the tide increased and we started taking really short tacks up the shore. We came in as second Feva and fourth overall, following the race we came in for a fantastic lunch cooked by the lovely galley staff.

In race three we sailed a similar race to the second one, with short tacks on the beat and tide following with the kite up downwind. We finished fifth overall, following our previous consistent results.

The tide had begun to die down by the final race and the breeze had picked up a bit, we managed to sail another consistent race, coming in second Feva and second overall.

We managed to finish fourth in the overall standings so just outside the prizes, however it was great fun and a lovely day, a great way to spend my last day sailing the Feva - thanks Issy.

I've just got loads of SpinFast and Halitec to re-rig the RS200 mast ready for the late summer Opens and hopefully the Nationals at Mounts Bay, all very exciting!

Happy Sailing Matt

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