What a day, what a night, what a race! Westerly gales pressed 40 knots and the racers kept on racing. Some gear was broken but it didn’t stop everyone.
Terramoto was racing Cape Flattery Race in Division 1 of the Light Class.
William (Bill) Weinstein’s RT35 was fully crewed and racing for CYC Seattle. And they’ve done their club proud.
The previous Elapsed Time for First to Finish was set in 2007 by Flash with an elapsed time of 12 hours 51 minutes and 13 seconds.
Terramoto has an unofficial elapsed time of 12 hours 07 minutes and 55 seconds. We await confirmation about her time and, should it stand, she’ll have shaved 45 minutes off the previous record.
Preliminary Live Results here (scroll down to Cape Flattery Race).
Not only this but she did it under shortended sail – or to be more accurate, under shortened mast… This photo taken by John Green of Terramoto at Victoria’s Inner Harbour shows a stub.
That’s devotion! We look forward to knowing more about the 2023 Swiftsure adventures of Terramoto. Well done, BZ, kudos to skipper and crew for staying the course.