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NYC Member Rory Fitzpatrick leads Bermuda Moth Fest after day 1

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailrory-fitzpatrick-moth-bermuda NYC Member Rory Fitzpatrick holds the early lead at the 2nd annual MS Amlin International Moth Regatta, hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Rory finished 1st and 2nd in yesterday’s two races and leads second-placed Rob Greenhalgh of Great Britain by 1 point. Italy’s Stefano Rizzi is third with 9 points after placing 4th and 5th. “It was marginal conditions today for foiling, but it went well,” said Rory, who placed 12th last year. “The wind was so patchy that it really paid to stay in the puffs because you could stay on your foils.” Greenhalgh, last year’s winner, had similar thoughts. “I could’ve won the first race, was leading in it, but then fell off the foils,” said the Briton. “The conditions were really patchy.” You can catch glimpses of Rory (white hull moth) and Annalise (pink trampolines) in action during a much windier practice day on this great video below: