Lucie Takes First Place for Day 1 Metrefest

LUCIE takes the bullet on day 1 of the 2017 Metrefest regatta in Newport!

The Metrefest started with the traditional Race around Conanicut Island – a 14 nm course around “Jamestown Island”, a beautiful sight with plenty of Metre boats on the line. LUCIE got off to a great start and took the lead heading out the bay toward Beavertail, then defended her lead going up north through the West Passage of Narragansett Bay. As the fleet was turning back south heading down the East Passage back to Newport things got tight, LUCIE got seriously challenged by the Modern 6 DISCOVERY, lost the lead for a while but choose the better side when the whole fleet came to a brief stop in a big wind hole north of the Pell bridge.

LUCIE took the lead back and defended her position for the last two miles toward the finish.

We are looking forward to some windward leeward racing today – stay tuned.

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