I hope you all survived the Bush fire emergency and Christmas and New Year’s events OK. We had great conditions for the first race after the Christmas/New Year’s break, overcast with a 10 knot South to South Easterly wafting through . Quite a few of you may still be away and some of you may have had other commitments. Three TYs turned up, Black Sheep with Derek, Tim, Dave and Danno? (can’t read Derek’s hand writing), Momentum with Barry, Ray, John and Greg aboard and Froufrou with Stephen, Micah and me aboard.
Thanks to Richard Leck and Paul Leaudais for covering the duty boat duties. And what a great course they set, especially in the shifty south to south easterly 10 knot breeze we had as mentioned above.
Great start as well. Unfortunately Black Sheep had a malfunction with her main halyard snapping half way up the first work which put her out of the race. You spend an hour rigging up then less that 5 minutes into the race you have to retire then another hour unrigging. Is sailing worth it? Yes I think it is because you learn something new every time, and its never exactly the same next time.
Momentum lead from that point on but I think suffered by using her self-tacking jib in the dying breeze.
Anyway it only takes two boats to have a race and I think we had a great one today.
Results of Pointscore 14
Position Boat Name PBH (CBH)
First Froufrou 81.56 (81.51)
Second Momentum 83.31 (83.86)
Third Black Sheep DNF
The end. Trev