Another beautify day to be on the water and we had a good roll up for today’s race. We welcomed Kurt Griffith back to the TY fleet with his new Eliot 5.9 (called TLC) acquisition. It’s a nice little boat and we were all interested to find out how it would perform in Lake Illawarra waters.
Kurt and crew didn’t disappoint in their first official 5.9 race outing getting off to a good start at the pin end of the line and keeping us honest for the rest of the race.
The starting line ended up being a little crowded with everyone keen to cross on time. Unfortunately Momentum was a little premature and crossing a few seconds early at the boat end of the line. She showed good sportsmanship by acknowledge the error and taking the appropriate penalty. Frou Frou suffered a little as a result of starting at the crowded boat end of the line falling behind Rosstered of before tacking away on to port to avoid dirty air.
The rest of the race seemed rather uneventful. We sat back on Frou Frou and watched Rosstered Off, then Momentum disappear into the distance and the 5.9 and Grey Fox chomping at our heals just behind us.
Rosstered Off was sailed exceptionally well in today’s conditions finishing the race well ahead of the rest of the fleet.
Results for Championship ,3 Pointscore 6 Champion.
Boat Name Position Result CBH (PBH)
Rosstered Off First 64.51 (65.64)
TLC Second 66.92 (66.92)
Momentum Third 68.54 (68.52)
Frou Frou Forth 69.38 (69.38)
Grey Fox Fifth 71.44 (68.65)
Upcoming TY events:
Next Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November the Illawarra Yacht Clubs Lord Mayors Cup Regatta is on and includes one of the rounds of the Southern Zone TY Travellers series events. A number of Port Kembla TY sailors indicated they would be participating in the event. For those yachts who participate we will use your Saturday race results for our Pointscore series.
I look forward to seeing you all Saturday.
The end Trev