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Re: Knock Down!

What I found amazing was that this boat (J-35) went on to cross the line first in their class, correcting to second, and they took a third overall.

What makes a finish like that even more unlikely is that they didn’t put out a jib until they were half way down the third leg. I don’t know if it was an effort to help keep the boat flat and purge any water that came on, or if it just took that long to get their collective poop back in a group.

The video shows how much of a lead they had on their nearest competitor, after only 2.5 miles.
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