I hate to sound like a broken record but another glorious spring day on the Brook today with a gentle Swiss breeze or is that bries, coming from the north to west before the sea breeze filled in around 12:30 ish. Something a bit different today with Coordinator Stuart Harris introducing a Teams Event. Five teams of four, all picked by Stuart, to sail relay style around the usual 1 lap course. Teams could sail in any order and the next starter had to wait till their team mate had crossed the finish line. Any ties after the completion of the 3 races would be decided by sail off between the team leaders.
The teams were:
Team 1 John Smith, John Banks, Peter Sylvester and David Jones.
Team 2 Craig McCauley, John Deegan, Bruce Rose and Chris Wood.
Team 3 Wayne Turner, Kim Potter, Peter Darcy and Rod Jackman.
Team 4 Denis Lees, Rob Cooney, David Murfet and yours truly ( we all had a V something so called ourselves Team Vickers).
Team 5 Steven Brayshaw, Don McLeod, Alan Furmage and Ray Joyce.
After 3 hectic and quite long races, it came down to a tie would you believe, between Team 3 and Team 5. It was up to the two "senior" skippers of each team, Peter Darcy and Ray Joyce to battle it out in a head to head. They must have felt the pressure as the rest of the skippers watched their every tactic. Ray Joyce showed his skills to win comfortably fro the Silver Fox and win the event for Team 5 out right, each member taking home their own Plonk Trophy.
As the sea breeze was now established a few long distance races were sailed to take advantage of the conditions and as a warm up to next Sunday's Long Distance Series with a BBQ lunch. Racing starts at 11:00 AM and I encourage the die hard Wednesday sailors to participate.
Til then, wet sails.
(No results file today.)
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