Dear TY sailors,
Despite all good intentions we aboard Frou Frou did not finish Saturday’s race. We even had guest crew aboard, Maddi, Brendon, and Jackson, worthy helpers all who were performing brilliantly with regular crew Peter. However very early in the race and before we could complete our mission to sail round Lake Illawarra the highly infectious Ross disease stopped us literally in our tracks. Yes, the dreaded galloping fractured keelorossidosis struck FrouFrou down. As most of you already know this deadly disease has already affected two other Ross TY’s in our club fleet, Breakaway first then Rosstered Off.
The truth of the matter is that we ran aground on the umarked section of the reef adjacent to the Berkely shore. I think it’s called Dixies Reef. We found out later that a cardinal marker was missing on the east side of the reef. I believe Spy-C clipped it too. Luckily everyone else got around clearly, which is good. Anyway Frou Frou ended up with a broken keel and had to retire. For your information, the missing danger mark is now reported to Maritime NSW.
Well done to all the other boats loaded with our junior sailors and a few keen parents who did manage to keep their boats together and complete the around the lake journey in a brisk 15 knot Southerly. I do hope you all enjoyed yourselves and, if interested, will consider accepting more regular opportunities back aboard to share Saturday races with us.
Now to the results.
First on handicap was Offshore Account, followed by Nirvana 7 in second place and Serenity in third place. The 2 DNF’s were Spy-C and Frou Frou. Very good results.
The end Trev