We had a really good fleet of boats for the second club championship. Blur (Jason, Mick and Tim) made their first appearance at the club after a slow start to Sharpie sailing (details like weddings, etc got in the way) and Southern Cross and The Ribwich also appeared for the first time this season. Rick Shortridge also sailed with Proud Aussie - hopefully he can sail regularly with us. Unfortunately Frank was away on family duties so John sailed his MG.
The first work was very close with a number of boats rounding the first mark in close company. Mr Freeze was first followed by Mainiac, Proud Aussie and Skulker. Mr Freeze got a bit of a jump to the wing mark but Mainiac caught back up by the bottom mark. All the Sharpies were quite close together along with The Ribwich. Wilful Intent and Spot On were sailing quickly. Skulker was having spinnaker halyard problems and withdrew after a fast start.
Mr Freeze picked the run well on the next lap and pulled out a big lead which was never challenged. Mainiac ended up second with the rest of the fleet finishing in close succession. It was great to see the boys on Hot Spots sailing well in that breeze and finishing with no problems.
Long course Championsip results were Mr Freeze 1st, Mainiac 2nd and Proud Aussie 3rd. Short course Wilful Intent 1st and Hot Spots 2nd.
Pointscore results were Mr Freeze 1st, The Ribwich 2nd and Blur 3rd.