Our Vice Commodore had the scales out today with some interesting results for some skippers. I think Ray should do this more often.
It was good to see John Smith back sailing again after a long rest during the colder months.
10 skippers fronted the dam today with a mild NW breeze on the dam. Some close racing in the scratch racing with David Jones sailing constantly out in front.
In the first week of the summer handicap series 9 skippers faced the starters gun with good honest sailing. WE should have had 10 but John Hall broke a stay and that was him done for the day. Kim Potter was the next retirement with steerage problems Just after the first boat started racing. Phillip Turnbull and Geoff Mathews had problems and didn’t finish all the racing, hope all boats will be back on the water next week.
The first 5 races prior to lunch were sailed with A rig with the last 2 with B rid due to the strong winds in the afternoon.
5 skippers had a win on the day and most races were decided on the last leg.
The winner on the day was John Smith with some good sailing and he won on a count back from Rod Marshall.
John Smith and Rod Marshall 22 points, David Jones 20 points, Ray Joyce 19 points, With Peter Sylvester, Wayne Turner and Geoff Matthews, 17 points With Phil Turnbull on 13 points.
Hope we can get more skippers on the water next week.
Good to see Stewart Harris there today even just to visit
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