Well, I think Tasmanian conditions have certainly left an impression on our mainland competitors.
After using A, B, C1 and C2 rigs yesterday, it looked like we were going to be much more settled into C and lower rigs today.
After an early session on our C2 rigs, we broke for lunch, and do did the wind.
After lunch, many of us (myself included) took out A rigs out to the point with full intent on putting it on. In the space of the next 10 minutes, we were back to dressing up with a C2, some C3 and others B2 rigs. The wind variation was absolutely crazy.
That said though, we had some fantastic big wave racing, which everyone enjoyed. RBRYC broke its duck of race wins today, with three locals taking the honors at different points in the day.
In the end, the podium places remained the same. The top three showing what consistency does for you. Andrew Reid had his overnight lead cut substantially, but the lead built yesterday was enough to take out the championship on 41 points. Scott Condie took out second place, just 11 points behind, with Lisa Blackwood taking the third spot.
Risdon Brook Radio Yacht Club would like to thank our mainland visitors, Andrew Reid, Scott Condie, Rob Nowak and Bill Wright for making the time to come and support both the club and the RM Class. We certainly hope to reciprocate the favour into the future. The class of your sailing is absolutely exemplary and we have learned so much from your involvement over the weekend. We hope you have all enjoyed the weekend as much as we have enjoyed your company and experience.
We cannot close without also thanking those who helped make the weekend possible. Mike Hickman, our Pro for the weekend conducted the racing in an exemplary fashion, ensuring we got as many races as possible in quite challenging conditions. Les Hansen and Anne Cole-Cook, recording the finish orders. Phil Turnbull and Ted Stevens on the rescue boat - very busy today. And thankyou to all the competitors. I have no recollection of RBRYC hosting 14 Marleheads in a Championship. All the sailors did so efficiently, and respectfully, and was a great example of very high quality sailing at its best.
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