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Boxing Day Race in sunny weather

The already traditional Boxing Day Race was sailed at the HSS Sailing Center on the 26th of December. This year the participants were treated with a beautiful, sunny day, with gusty and at times strong wind. Altogether 15 sailors participated, and several organizers helped make the race happen.

The competition was sailed with the Laser 16 boats as a match race, with two boats competing against each other at a time. There were some very close matches, and the shifting wind conditions kept the sailors alert at all times… The day provided entertainment not only to the participants, but also to the crowd watching from the shore! All matches were done by sunset, and the sailors and organizers were rewarded – naturally – by a warm sauna afterwards.

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Photos: Fredrik Vaahtokari