I thought we were in for a blowy wet race but how wrong you can be with the weather.
The few rain showers we had during rigging and lunch time cleared away to a nice cloud -covered day with a light 5 to 8 knot South Easterly breeze.
Starters for today’s race were Serenity with Wayne and Connor aboard, Momentum with Barry, Ray, John and Greg aboard, Rosstered Off with Jim, Richard and Shaun aboard and Frou Frou with Alan, Andy and me aboard.
Thanks very much to our duty crew Keith and Rudy for giving up their Saturday afternoon to setting us a good course even though the shifty wind made it difficult.
As mentioned above it was another beautiful day to on the water with a light south easterly breeze; enough to make it interesting up the works and down the runs. If you went the right way up the works in the shifty light winds, things were good; but if you went slightly the wrong way you could end up in a position that you hadn’t planned on. Frou Frou was in a good position to witness the great racing between Rosstered Off and Momentum with the lead changing between them often during the race. Whatever the guys did aboard Momentum last week, during the on the water tuning session, really paid off. Momentum had good speed up- and down-wind and was pointing much better in the lighter conditions. In the end this gave Momentum the advantage to finish the race just ahead of Rosstered Off.
But the real surprise today was Serenity. Wayne and Connor had her trucking in the light and shifty winds. Hopefully we will see even better results ahead for Serenity (but not too good).
And so to today’s results for Pointscore 18
Place Boat Name Corrected Time PBH (CBH)
First Serenity 67.72 (73.16)
Second FrouFrou 68.55 (68.55)
Third Momentum 69.52 (70.33)
Forth Rosstered Off 72.54 (70.93)
No sailing for TYs this coming weekend but I hope that all of you who can, will turn up and assist with running the Kembla Kat Regatta.
Just another reminder that the Marley Point Overnight Race is on 12-13 March and, the St Georges Basin Sussex Inlet Sailing Club Basin Chase is on 19 March.
The End - Trev