Two boats, lots of wind, but both finished without loss of life. That about sums up Saturdays sailing. When we got back to shore and debriefed, looked up the wind speeds that averaged 22 knots from the North East with gusts of 28 knots we thought we both had done very well. As all skippers will contest, I tried my hardest to keep my crew dry and comfortable. Unfortunately, a number of rogue waves and unpleasant gusts conspired to wet Stephen Frou Frou’s foredeck crew for the day. The good news is that Stephens sacrifice kept Andy and me very dry.
Credit must go to Pier and Aaron. This was their first time as duty crew and they discharged their duty extremely well. They set a good course in difficult conditions, and rendered assistance to upturned sailors as well.
It can get rough out there on the lake as we know, and today’s conditions reaffirmed the primary function of our duty crews. That is to keep a look out for the safety of sailors competing in a race.
Given the size of our racing course, it’s difficult for a duty crew to notice everything that is going on in this regard. TYs have had a long history of responding to sailors that look like they are in trouble. I am sure we will continue this tradition and make reasonable adjustments to finishing times for any TY that responds to sailors in need of assistance.
If you have not already approached me could all those TY crews let me know your availability to assist with running the Kembla Klassic scheduled for November 26 and 27. I will need help with finalising the course layout and determining the start finish line configurations plus have crews in duty boats around the course. We will also need to assist on shore with results and in the canteen over the weekend to ensure that participants are looked after.
See you all this Saturday.
Results for Pointscore 5
Position Boat name Time in minutes PBH (CBH)
First Frou Frou 71.60 (71.60)
Second Rosstered Off 72.59 (71.96)
The end Trev.