Also, the attrition rate for the Tauranga race was generally pretty bad. Seems like it was pretty dirty out there that night from the fact that virtually all the boats pulled out. Perhaps katana had more breeze than they thought?
The weather was really horrendous off port Charles area, a big storm came over and we started getting smashed a few boats had a lot of seasick crew.
Waves reminded me of the 2011 RNI only it didn't last for four days. Crew were getting wiped off the rail, I got knocked from the wheel a few times, rain was torrential. Not that windy maybe gusts into the low 30's just the awful seaway.
We retired just off Karewa Island the next evening with no wind. Goddamn super moon messed with the weather big time.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.