China Briefing Off To Good Start

by Chris Devonshire-Ellis

November 30th, 2009

China Briefing enjoyed a promising start to the week long Kings’s Cup regatta today (Monday) by finishing a punishing 26 mile course with tricky winds in 5 hours and 18 minutes, placed eighth at the end of the first days racing. More than 110 yachts are participating.

The China Briefing yacht is competing in the Bareboat Charter division against yachts which are up to 18 feet longer and have far more sail power. Todays sailing conditions had both north-easterlies and south-westerlies blowing in with periods of dead wind, and temparatures of up to 40 degrees out at sea.