Competition Day 1 – Navigation and Fleet Race

The team rigging the boat

Day 1 of the competition started with the Navigation Challenge. The task is to round one windward mark and then thread the needle through a 3m wide gate. Points are awarded for completing each step of the challenge, with full marks awarded for going through the gate. UBC pulled off a perfect 10/10 run passing dead straight through the gate thanks to our incredible Hemisphere GPS!

Next up was the first of two fleet races. This challenge is controlled by RC and is a test of the boats’ speed and the sailors skill. UBC pulled off a 1st place finish with the US Naval Academy coming in 2nd.

Heading to the start line

UBC pulling away from the other boats

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