After a scorcher of a weekend with high temperatures the only thing missing at the dam today was a few members and the sleet and snow, boy was it cold there today.
Despite the wintery blast we still had 20 skippers at the dam. One didn’t rig his boat and the other had gear failure early in the day.
In the scratch racing we had 6 starters but only 5 boats racing. Chris Wood out in the first race with problems.
Rod Jackman sailed constantly to win the bottle of red. He finished the day with 16 points one ahead of David Jones on 17 points. Then came John Cole Cook on 18 points, Ray Joyce 30 points and Peter Sylvester with 33 points.
Again in the handicap event there was very close racing throughout the day. Unfortunately our Commodore lost steering before the first race with his server not responding. Wayne Turner thought he had steering problems but his rudder was missing, broken off when he encountered the jungle of weed along the fore shore.
Kim Potter had no such worries sailing well all day to win a nice drop of white for the wife. Kim finished with 20 points followed by Tony Brewer and Wayne Behrens on 18 points. John Smith was next with 17 points followed by Peter Germein 16 points, Andrew Wardrop 14 points, Phil Turnbull and Don Macleod 13 points. These were followed by Rod Marshall and Geoff Matthews on 10 points, Geoff Rainbow and Wayne Turner with 0 points.
Let’s hope the weather gods are shinning on our little patch of water next week.
4/3/2018 05:20:06 pm
It's true that cold weather is a challenge for us to do our usual routines the right way simply because it's unbearable! In sports, weather also plays a huge role because it can affect your game! By the way, I am happy that you still pushed through with the initial plan to go out and perform. Skippers are all passionate and driven to do their best, and that makes me really happy! Sometimes, there are just instances that's not within our control. But we don't have the choice but to deal with it!
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