Fine sailing off the Sardinian coast on day two
The second race day of the Oyster Jubilee Regatta, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Sardinia, saw some entertaining activities take place while the 31-strong fleet waited for the infamous Sardinian breeze to fill in. Approximately six knots of easterly breeze allowed racing to get underway and the fleet crossed the start line off Porto Cervo headed for the islands of Mortorio and Soffi.
Overall leaders with two races completed are Trevor Silver’s Oyster 65.5 Roulette V2 in Class One (60ft and over in length) and Sarabande, the Oyster 54 owned by Gerde and Annamarie Kohlmoos, among the smaller Oysters competing in Class Two.
The Oyster 82 Pandemonium, owned by Stuart Smith and Barry J Cooper Junior, was the fastest around the course today in the Class Two group but victory on corrected time went to Roulette V.2 followed by the Oyster 62 Luna of London with Heinrich Schulte’s Anabasis in third. Following Roulette V.2 at the top of the overall table are Anabasis and Richard Smith’s Oyster 655 Sotto Vento.
In Class One it was the Oyster 575 Boarding Pass III that took line honours with Sarabande hot on her heels, just three seconds behind. On corrected time Sarabande took first place ahead of Boarding Pass III, owned by Bill Munro and Susan Harris, with Stuart and Caroline Popham’s Spirit of Spring in third.