Day 2 of the DF95 National Championships started again in a different way. Much cooler, with a predicted maximum some 10C below yesterday's high, and no hint of the morning Katabatic. Gone was the sunscreen from yesterday, and on with the thermals and rain jackets today.
Instead, we had a light South Westerly coming in, unfortunately with an amount of weed as well. I don't think anyone got away without being affected at some stage int he morning, but we all did the best we could and completed another 6 races prior to lunch.
Peter Newman (Vic) made his move today, taking hold of hte lead at lunch, with Rod Jackman maintaining second place from the night before, and Lisa Blackwood moving to third.
After lunch, the mist around the mountain descended and we were briefly treated to a stiff South Westerly, with many changing to B rigs, but the squall (with associated light rain) lasted only half an hour before resuming the lighter sub 10 knot breeze.
During the afternoon, our visitors were treated to the infamout Mona Rome Tsunami - the metre swell that comes off the ferry, crashing in to the shore. Fortunately, it had no bearing on the racing conditions today.
The day closed out in constantly drizzly conditions, with 16 races completed today, to make 27 for the championship so far. 13 maximum for tomorrow to complete the championship.
Clubhouse leader for today, is Peter Newman (Vic), on 112 points. Chris Wood (Tas) is close behind in second, on 116 points, with Rod Jackman (Tas) in third, on 121 points.
Racing resumes at 1030 tomorrow, for the final day of the championship.
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