championship event. It was a race of mixed fortunes with the
weather again making for some interesting sailing conditions.
Who would have thought at the start, in rain and 15- 20 knots
of southerly, that the wind would die to nearly nothing by the
second mark rounding and then swing to the East. All credit
to our duty crew who set the first work up nicely for the first
work. Frou Frou had some gear failure at the start so we
didn’t get to have a good look at how the rest of the fleet
were doing for the first half of the work. I was told that Grey
Fox, with gun crew Amy and Tony Zara aboard, looked very
impressive before conditions turned, and so did Serenity and
Momentum with only 2 crew on each boat. Frou Frou also
had a secret weapon, Paul Leaudais, who picked the wind
shifts and was the reason for us making good choices and
going the right way on the day.
Final results on CBH were Frou Frou first, Rosstered Off
second, Nirvana 7 third, Momentum fourth, Serenity fifth and
Grey Fox sixth.
Marley Point Race.
Our best wishes go to the crews of Rosstered Off and
Serenity who will be our Port Kembla Sailing Club
representatives for this year’s Marley Point race. I hope the
weather is kind; you all do well and get there and back safely.
We will be thinking of you on our way up and down Lake
Illawarra on Saturday and in our warm beds on Saturday