A fleet of seven skippers at the dam today for some challenging sailing in a fitful northerly breeze with some big variations. No doubt the low water level effects the wind conditions. We started & finished with A rigs but at times, some B rig bullets saw some boats flattened - still all good & enjoyable.
Eight races sailed with the B2 woodies winning 2 races each showing they are starting to get on the pace. Kim Potter was as usual lurking before falling away in the later races similarly Peter Sylvester started well before deciding he felt more comfortable in the later races in the lower half of the fleet -still just good to see him back racing. John Hall was also sailing consistently.
The winner on the day though, was ever-reliable Rod Jackman, whose maximum handicap penalty was only just enough to keep him in front, with Andrew Wardrop and John Hall fighting it out for second and third respectively on countback
Sunday sees Long Distance racing at the dam, starting at 11am as per the website, and we will also be sailing at MBYC on Monday for some practice. Looks to be from 10am for best tide on the day, so a BBQ afterwards is likely on the cards for those who want an Australia Day Public Holiday sail. Light winds predicted so far at about 12-14km/hr from the NW.
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