I was sure it would keep on raining so had planned out the rest of the day with other activities like reading the paper and having lunch out with Margaret. And wouldn’t you know it, the rain stopped, the wind came in ever so lightly and the sun shone. We had to get back into sailing action thinking and rig up for the second race of the championship series.
Even though the weather was behaving somewhat unpredictably, the one thing that we can always be assured of is the good tasting hamburgers and the great service dished out by the canteen crew.
Its just as well the conditions improved because Digger and Danny were back with Grey Fox to keep us honest on and off the water, plus nice to see Nirvana 7 and crew and Out of Exile and crew turn up to support the championship series.
Just before start the wind was very shifty and light, but Deno,Tony, and Dante aboard the starters boat held their collective nerve and waiting for the wind to settle in before setting a fair course for us. A fine course it was too. The shorter start line made for an exciting and close start with Rosstered Off forcing Nirvana 7 up close to the starters boat. Frou Frou and Out of Exile elected to start in clear air further down the line and Grey Fox starting just behind the pack at the boat end tacking quickly to take advantage of clear air on port. With the north easterly wind remained light and steady the larger boats were restricted to below their potential hull speed, advantaging the smaller boats in the fleet.
Apart from the jostling at the start the race progressed in an orderly fashion, at least from Frou Frou’s observational point of reference. It was another one of those days where your first impressions are that it will most likely be unpleasant but the reality turns out to be the opposite, a beautiful sunny and pleasant day on the water. Where else could there be a better thing to do on a Saturday.
Now on to the formalities.
Championship Heat 2 Results:
First Frou Frou with Crew Trev Alan and Peter. Second Out of Exile with crew Bob, Rob, Paul, and Laurie. Third Rosstered Off with crew Dave, Wayne, Shaun and Richard. Forth Nirvana 7 with crew Keith, Rebecca and apologies for a name I cannot translate. Fifth Grey Fox with Digger, Danny and Tony.
Pointscore Heat 5 Results:
First Grey Fox, second Frou Frou, third Out of Exile, forth Rossteered Off, and fifth Nirvana 7.
Look forward to seeing as many as possible of you at next week’s heat 6 of the Pointscore series.
To finish we should spare a thought for Rob Lawler and Dave Morris will be out of action for a number of weeks as various bits of their bodies have let them down. We wish them a speedy recovery to good and lasting health.
The end Trev.