I think it’s fair to say that Saturdays race event was quite interesting.. Three Port Kembla Sailing Club Trailer Yachts, Momentum, Rosstered Off and Frou Frou joined in the Illawarra Yacht Club’s annual Lord Mayor Regatta. Grey Fox wasn’t able to attend today because Digger her skipper was recovering from some minor surgery. Digger should make a full recovery and be back on the water next week.
Another person who is deserving of our collective sympathy is Wayne McKinnon. Wayne was lined up to sail aboard Frou Frou today but, in the process of launching Frou Frou dislocated one of his fingers. It is sick making just thinking about Wayne’s little finger pointing at an unnatural right angle to his hand. It must have hurt like hell. Luckily our PKSC orthopaedic surgeon Richard Lech was at hand (no pun intended) and without hesitation was able to reduce Wayne’s finger back in place. That had to be faintingly painful. It will take Wayne some time to recover from his injury so let’s all wish him good thoughts and a speedy recovery. I hope you get better quickly Wayne and come down to the club so we can tell the story again.
The delayed start and the 10 to 15 Knot Southerly made for and exciting, and from Frou Frou’s perspective, confusing start. Most of the fleet stuck close together around the course with the wind remaining very consistent for the duration of the course.
It goes without saying that the PKSC yachts behaved in a very sportsperson like manner and finished in respectable positions. Rosstered Off lead the fleet to the finish with Momentum third and Frou Frou Fifth.
Final results extrapolated from the Lord Mayors cup race for Pointscore results are as follows
Boat Name Position Time in minutes PBH (CBH)
Rosstered Off First 77.24 (75.92)
Frou Frou Second 77.78 (77.78)
Momentum Third 79.50 (79.52)
The End Trev