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great footage (Asso 99)
Some great footage taken on the 2012 Tjorn Run, one of my favorite races. It is iraced around an Island in incredibly difficult coastal conditions in between lots of Islands and treacherous grounds. They have to carefully navigate the boat while going at full speed. Lot's of boats damage the keels on this race.
The boat is very good old design ( Asso 99 - 1983) by Ettore Santarelli and is racing among the first. It is a lake racer and I didn't know that they allowed trapezes on coastal races. They don't allow it on most. This is new for me. Maybe the Nordic guys around can shed some light about this?
And since we are talking about the Asso 99 let me post a famous and fantastic movie, the 2008 race in the Lake Garda. some think that a lake has always flat waters and easy sailing
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Last edited by PCP; 04-24-2013 at 06:48 AM.