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Southport Junior 12 Hour Race 2010

Here is a brief photographic record of the 12 hour race. The whole team deserve a big WELL DONE for their excellent work, effort and obvious enthusiasm for this event. 10th overall and 4th in class was a great result. Thanks goes to Dickie for his excellent guidance and encouragement of the team throughout the day. Top 6 finish next time?

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Enthusiastic rigging at 07:15am!

Nothing like good preparation.

Enthusiastic rigging at 07:15am! - small

Bright and early

A decent breeze first thing in the morning has everyone smiling

Bright and early - small

31 boats take to the water

Tension mounts before the start.

31 boats take to the water - small

They're off. Boat 24 - Midland SC

2nd Flight of GP14's start at 08:01am. MSC cross the start line in 3rd.

They're off. Boat 24 - Midland SC - small

Loads of support for all the teams

Spectator support throughout the day was excellent, helped by great weather.

Loads of support for all the teams - small

Spirited performance by MSC

The whole team made sure their stint in the boat counted.

Spirited performance by MSC - small

Slick crew changes

Fast crew changes down to good teamwork

Slick crew changes  - small

As the race wore on....

Hard work and sunshine takes its toll!

As the race wore on.... - small

Out on the water concentration remains high.

And the crew changes get quicker.

Out on the water concentration remains high. - small

Spinaker flies at every opportunity...

Even Alex helms the boat with the spinaker flying for the U14 race. Finishing 8th out of 15.

Spinaker flies at every opportunity... - small

With confidence high...

... why not perform a perfect crew change with the spinaker still flying?!

With confidence high... - small

08:00pm...The race ends with MSC finishing 10th out of 31 entrants. Well done.

A great effort by the whole team, and cheered over the line.

08:00pm...The race ends with MSC finishing 10th out of 31 entrants. Well done. - small
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