The final day of RC44 Sotogrande Cup competition was indeed quite an interesting race to watch as the coastline of Andalucía and Sotogrande were in perfect condition.
The team of Chris Bake had increased the lead to 5 points soon after the completion of the 1st race. Thereafter, during the 2nd race, the team was on track for consolidating their position. The team had set the spinnaker and things were going perfectly. The stern got pulled up on a wave which buried the bow, which was quite unexpected. Chris Bake got drenched and the bowsprit was broken.
Despite such a condition, the team succeeded in recovering the kite. Thereafter, they spent around half of the leg to unpick carbon pieces. However, it was unfortunate that they had no other option but to continue sailing the remainder of the leg. The A3 spinnaker was rigged to fly from the bow in the following run. Keep reading