8 hardy skippers turned up to Montrose for the third installment of the Long DIstance series for 2019.
Seven got a start in the first race, with yours truly forgetting the keel on the Indie - an omen that should have been listened to.
Strong NW winds meant everyone started on B rigs, with Lisa's Blade and my indie (when it got to water) on C rigs. With significant wave action throughout, the sailing was consistently challenging, but enjoyable.
Trying to steal the limelight, Lisa's yacht got de-masted at one point, and my Indie decided to turn into a submarine (note for everyone, don't be scared to have a lot of overlap with deck patches) and took on water quicker then One Australia in San Diego.
Back to where the attention should be - and John Hall proved way too good on the day, with a real consistent day with the heavier conditions, o 12 points, with Les Hanson coming in a close second on 15 points, and Peter Darcey rounding out the top three, just three points further back. Rod Marshall also scored very well, with two wins and a second on the day for him.
The skippers had a break at lunch time, and enjoyed a few sausages, some coffee and had a good chat about all things sailing. Quite a pleasant break. (Thanks Lisa for doing the BBQ for us all).
It is now coming to the end of the month, and a gentle reminder for those who have yet to pay subs, that they are due by the end of the month. I'll also send out individual reminders after the end of the month, for those yet to have paid.
Next week is RM Scratch at MBYC. Tides are favourable and the inside information is that we may be able to use the new floating pontoon for the first time.
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