DF95 42 Degrees South Regatta
A bit of a different day today for us. Started late due to a real lack of wind, and only got one race completed before the lunch break. Once that was done, the sky had turned ominously dark and it was only a matter of time before the thunder rolled through. We took a break during the first storm, and was soon out again afterwards. A further 6 races were completed in the afternoon session, before an early finish with a re-run of the earlier storm rolling through again.
There were a few difficulties with weed, but nothing too much, and looked like the races that we did get in were enjoyed by all.
A welcome to Justin Rogers, who sailed for the first time with us. It was great hearing the help afforded to him by the other members to get him on the water and sailing amongst everyone else. That’s what clubs should be about and great we are following this great example. Justin’s brother, Paul, was also along. Both have signed up as members, so please make them as welcome as they felt today when you meet them.
Great also to see Stuart Dawes along sailing. Looking forward to seeing you at more DF events down the track.
Some extremely close racing overall, with final positions very close amongst a number of our sailors – including a tied first place. Top three within two points, and fourth to sixth also within just a few points.
In the end, Wayne Behrens came away as winner of the regatta, by countback from Lisa Blackwood, with Michael Hickman in third place.
Thanks again to Les Hanson and John Hall for helping out with official duties today – as well as the setup and packup crews. Your help, although not always said, is really appreciated.
Thanks also to those who helped MBYC with their working bee today. It was great to see the clubs working together to make our facilities better for all users. Hopefully the concrete paths will now remain clearer of the pebbles that are constantly washed over them from the ferries.
There is more information to come after our committee meeting this afternoon, but I’ll send that separately for you all.
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