Report this week in part care of post wrap discussion with Tony Sanderson. A 25 degree day with a light ESE, E to NE breeze as per BOM at Albion Park below. Holfuy data for Saturday had gone by the time I had opportunity to take a snapshot.
Leo Mavromatis and Bill Ledger on duty setting the course.
One particular event of major significance is the fact that Ross Fyfe celebrated his 80th birthday doing what he enjoys most, out on the water sailing. Last week over a quite cold drink Ross expressed concern that he might have to miss a sail due to birthday celebration commitments, as you can see his desire to sail won out. I only hope to be as able and fit when I am 80. Well done Ross and congratulations.
In the light conditions Ian Richardson on his Weta “Bio Hazard” obviously enjoying the lighter conditions in particular downwind with the spinnaker. Ian getting his desire to practice and tune his craft in light wind conditions before sending his boat over to NZ in a container in a couple of weeks for the Masters Games.
Out of the rest of the fleet Tony Zahra on “White Wave” putting in a solid performance leading the Small Cat fleet across the line by a good margin. Early on Tony Sanderson on “Groove Thing” was able to point high with good speed keeping close touch with “White Wave” however as the race progressed “White Wave” slipped away from his other competitors. The wind was not quite strong enough to get out on the wire so the focus was on leaning and putting weight over the front hulls. Good to see Paul Leaudais after a few weeks off was back on the water. Also Ralf back after being away for a couple of weeks.
Results for this week were as follows:
Regards Hugh Lewis
Small Cat Delegate