Well I have seen better conditions at the dam. Today started with A rig but quickly went to B rig but then returned to A rig, by then the agreement was to stick to B rig to lunch time. Breeze was from NW to SW with squalls interrupted by light patches. After lunch it was back to A rigs before the rain made an appearance & sailing was called off at 2pm. An Audi A6 was supposed to be the prize today but unfortunately the local dealership could not supply so the prize was a minty to each race winner from a packed that had shrunk a little on the drive to the dam. Everyone won a minty except John, Don & Ray mainly because the packet was empty & Ray informed me that vegetarians dont eat mintys - I am still thinking about that one. Nine boats sailing today
Well summer certainly arrived today with a northerly breeze fluctuating from mid A to top A rig conditions , the ideal conditions attracted 14 boats with some excellent racing. The handicap racing which was ably run by rocket Rod & won by the silver fox with Stuart H second, Rob Cooney third & John Smith fourth. Thanks to Rod for his efforts
A pleasant day at the dam today, The morning started with a gentle southerly with quite a lot of holes in it which more or less continued to lunch.
Dave M ran a handicap where a fleet of 12 boats was divided into 2 divisions after a seeding scratch race. From then on boats moved between divisions depending on their results - I thought it worked well & created some additional interest - thanks Dave.
After lunch the breeze picked up & some excellent racing was enjoyed
Dam (Damn) sailing at its frustrating best.
Day started out with a brisk southerly breeze which certainly kept the fleet on its toes with some rather unreadable changes in direction.
Good to see 12 boats turn up despite the cool conditions, sailing came to an end at lunch time when the heavens opened up. Thanks to Dave M for the photos.