A new person Phil coming down expressing an interest in joining the catamarans and his kids learn to sail also had a chat to a few people.
This week a new after the burger and briefing it was time to set the course. Kurt and myself setting a Port course. Start line out in front of the club house, windward mark out towards the middle of the lake and wing mark down towards the shallows entrance to IYC.
With the largest class being 3 ty’s we ended up setting a fairly short line.
Start sequence getting away on time. Tony Zahra on White Wave getting the jump on Tony Sanderson Groove Thing. They both started on starboard tack heading towards the reef before tacking to the middle of the lake. The moderate breeze allowing both to trapeze on their work legs. White Wave pointing slightly higher and furling his jib sheet when working. I didn’t see them round the windward mark but they stayed pretty close together. A nice broad reach down to the wing mark then gybe followed by another nice broad reach to the starting buoy. White Wave just ahead closely followed by Groove Thing. In a game of cat and mouse each chose slightly different paths at different stages however when rounding the marks were still quite close. On the final race to the line White Wave led the final charge however Groove Thing was only a matter of 35 seconds behind.
Scratch times(not adjusted) across finish line were as follows:
15:30:13 Tony Zahra 526 "White Wave" Maricat S/Sloop
15:30:48 Tony Sanderson 6392 "Groove Thing" Windrush S/Sloop
Regards Hugh Lewis