The dam provide light winds from midday on and some close racing was witnessed in both classes of racing.
There were 2 DF95 boats racing and with their handicap were hard to beat and both finished in the top half of the fleet.
Wayne Behrens has sold the pencil to Phil Turnbull and has now learn how to sail it although it won’t be long before he has sailing like the previous owner.
Our Commodore sailed in a few races but decided the leg still needs a bit more time to heal. It’s now been a week off 12 months since Dave had his accident, and speaking with many of the members of the club they believe that he has done a very good job this past year. He has been PRO nearly every Wednesday and also on the weekends even through the winter he sat in the cold so that another member could sail. He has certainly been a big help foe me on Wednesdays, Thank you Dave.
Dave was again the PRO today.
With an early lunch at 1130 sailing started at midday With the scratch boats starting first. We had 5 starters and David Jones was yet again the helmsman to beat.
David finished with 12 points followed by Ray Joyce on 16 points, Chris Wood and Rod Marshall 17 points and Andrew Wardrop 0n 21 points. Who is the person to stop David?
The handicap racing had 11 starters with good sailing in every race and there was 5 different skippers getting the gun. Geoff Matthews had 2 wins.
The final point score was close but Rob Gavin won the day with 15 points followed by Rob Cooney, Wayne Turner and Peter Germein with 14 points, Geoff Rainbow (DF95), Dave Williams (DF95) and Geoff Matthews 12 points. Then came Ted Laing 10 points, Don Mcloud and John Banks 9 points and then Phil Turnbull 6 points.
The Commodore and myself will be interstate next week and we both hope that you have good winds and fair sailing.
Andrew has 2 bottles of plonk for the winners.
I wish you all a safe and happy Christmas.
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