What a surprise to see three other TYs rigging at the club for today’s race. It was especially nice to see Breakaway lining up with Hayden, Steve, Brad, and Cam aboard and Rosstered Off with Jim, Richard Hipsley, Richard Lech and Brad aboard, returned from their Christmas Holiday break at St Georges Basin. The young and spritely (relatively speaking) crew of Breakaway presented a good challenge for us regulars so we would have to lift our game today to keep up with them. Serenity with Wayne, Dany and David aboard and Froufrou with Andy and Stephen aboard made up the rest of the TY fleet starting today. Excellent.
Barry Grant and Momentum are continuing to have a rough trot. Barry did his back in during the week and was in no shape to sail this Saturday (am assured it is not shaggers back).
The weather was also shaping up to give us a break with a 10 knot easterly settling in just before our race start time.
Thanks to Kurt and Bruce stepping up to be our duty crew for today. They had their work cut out laying marks as the wind was shifting from North to East prior to the start time. But they bided their time to plan and set a very good course.
With the wind still a little shifty at the start it meant for some tricky manoeuvring on the line with Rosstered Off getting away just behind on a port tack and the remainder of us heading of on a starboard tack. Breakaway made the best of it up the first work rounding just in front of Rosstered Off with Froufrou and Serenity close behind.
By the end of the reach and run legs Rosstered Off just rounded the bottom mark ahead of Breakaway. Things were getting exciting. Anyway, to cut a long story short The works were a little tricky and Breakaway and Froufrou getting a few lucky breaks with Breakaway regaining and keeping the lead to the finish line and Froufrou holding close contact with the bigger boats ahead.
Another great day on the water and hopefully we have many more to come before the end of the season.
Results Pointscore 13
Position Boat Name PBH (CBH) in minutes
First Froufrou 67.91 (67.91)
Second Breakaway 67.92 ( 67.92)
Third Rosstered Off 70.57 (69.02)
Forth Serenity 70.85 (76.32)
IYC Australia Day Regatta, 26 January 2017. Start at 11.30am.
St Georges Basin Regatta, 4 – 5 February 2017.
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