A nice, light NE breeze welcomed us today for day 1 of the Tasmanian Marblehead State Championship.
Eight skippers entered, including John Gower, from sunny Queensland.
A rigs were the suit of choice for the start of the day. The nervousness of possible weed was wasted energy, with very little about for much of the day, although a few sailors did find a little bit here and there which affected their race at the time.
Nine races were completed to lunch time - thanks to both our efficient volunteers and no-nonsense attitiudes from the skippers in between races.
At lunch, Mat Gray was in the lead on just 10 points, with Stu Dawes in second on 18 and Ray Joyce and John Gower tied for 3rd on 25.
After lunch, a wonderful sea breeze kicked in, and most of us changed to B rig for the remainder of the day. Another 7 races were completed to close out the day.
Unfortunately, we lost a few skippers with some reliability issues, but hope to get them back on the course again tomorrow.
At the end of the day, Ray Joyce jumped out to the lead, on 34 points.
Close behind in second, was Kyle Stewart on 37 points, with Stuart Dawes rounding out the top 3 on 42 points.
Big thanks to Les Hanson with his efforts as Pro today, and also to Peter Sylvester, who carried out start/finish line duties and observer throughout the day. Without guys like the two of you helping out, these events simply would not happen.
Tomorrows sailing starts at 1000.
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