RegattaActiveImages, Finn North American Masters 2006
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Clinic preceding the North American Masters Championships February 21, 2006 Palm Beach Sailing Club, West Palm Beach FL Eight master Finn sailors take to the water with Gus Miller conducting.
**HUGE** Video from clinic preceding the North American Masters Championships. Warning: Huge February 21, 2006 Palm Beach Sailing Club, West Palm Beach FL Huge downloads for short videos showing the sail changing in response to controls. No audio.
Day 1, North American Masters Championship February 22, 2006 Palm Beach Sailing Club, West Palm Beach FL Great conditions with winds SSE 8 - 14 and varying seas. The Canadians showed everyone else how.
Day 2, North American Masters Championship February 23, 2006 Palm Beach Sailing Club, West Palm Beach FL More "masterful" conditions today -- nice sea breeze S - SSE 5 - 12 and mild seas. Upwind, the smart ones went to the beach to avoid the current and played the shifts up the middle right. Reverse for downwind. Again, the Canadians showed the way with Derek Mess and Larry Lemieux in charge.
Day 3, North American Masters Championship February 24, 2006 Palm Beach Sailing Club, West Palm Beach FL Winds NE - E 7-12, initially flat water with building chop and eventually a squall out of the Northeast. Two races, one squall-shortened. Leader board stays the same.
Day 4, North American Masters Championship February 25, 2006 Palm Beach Sailing Club, West Palm Beach FL Short, intense final race! Multi-time World Masters champ Larry Lemieux needed one boat between himself and Derek Mess but Louis Nady sailed past them both for the win, leaving Derek Mess as the winner of the very first Finn North American Masters Championship.

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