Something rarely seen by most clubs hosting a State Championship. We got in the full compliment of races for the two days. We abandoned the sail day last Sunday due to no wind, and was voted to re-sail today. We had a wonderful breeze most of the day, with A rigs being the order of the day. Might have been nicer if we got a few more degrees in temperature, but you can’t have everything.
Sailing got under way right on time, with the course set nice and early and all preparations completed in good time. Les and Rod gave a quick briefing and we were quickly under way. Stanza’s of three races and a break for much of the day.
Overnight leader, Lisa Blackwood had another very consistent day, but Stu Dawes made sure it wasn’t all her way, consistently challenging and his fair share of wins as well. Mike Hickman, after lunch, started to pressure Stuart, but couldn’t quite get close enough.
Chris Wood was a big mover today, surging from 7th to 4th overall, and David Jones also had a much improved morning, but slipped a bit again in the afternoon – still a massive improvement from 13th to 8th overall.
It was also great to see Justin getting a few good results during the day. A few good races today will bring some more good races the next day and consistency will come in time. Keep it up and I am sure that you will be challenging many more skippers into the future.
A fantastic day’s racing and looked like everyone really enjoyed it – even the runs up the launching ramp to be in position for the start of the races.
A big thanks to Les and Rod for their work as Pro over the championship. Really strict on the timing and weed checks, which had everyone on their toes and maximised what we are all here for – to sail. A really solid Pro effort and you both should be congratulated for it.
I’ll have some photos and video posted in the next day or so of today’s racing.
On other matters, just a gentle reminder that we are now in the new sailing season, and 2020/21 subs are now due. We are hoping to get fully subscribed by the end of this month, so please get the subs in if you can. If you are having any difficulty with it, please let myself or Les know and we can work something out for you. Likewise, if you would like to not re-subscribe this coming season, please also let us know so we don’t follow up needlessly.
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