Today’s forecast was for 10-12 knot E’ly winds.
The first race of the day (race 5) got underway without delay in 10 knot ESE breeze. The course set was for a windward/return, followed by a triangle. After the first Windward/return, the race officer moved the Windward mark to allow for a substantial change in breeze to the East.
There was a short delay before starting race 6 so that the race committee could shift the race course to account for the breeze which had shifted east, then a further delay as the breeze moved further to the North, then finally settled at 070 degrees. There were 2 general recalls before the race officer displayed the U flag which resulted in a clean start. The top mark was set perfectly underneath the middle of Green Island. With the influence of the island there was many shifts of up to 10 degrees and when closing in on the mark these became of greater effect. This race, a 2-lap windward/leeward course, was closely fought out with close crossings and busy mark roundings. The big movers in this race was Sake – rounding the first windward mark in 14th position and first boat across the finish line.
Adam Kingston, Sake crew, said “We were forced out to the left on the first work and found a nice left hand shift coming in on the port layline. After rounding the mark, we knew which side to go. We sailed high and fast to the corner and picked up the next shift. A good day today”.
Peter Shaw from Tin Can Bay Yacht Club is sailing with his 14 year old Son, Nick. “The Fifteens are a great, fun boat to sail. Nick is having a lot of fun and so am I”. Peter and Nick Scored a 15th and 17th today and are currently 1 point behind the leaders in the Silver division.
Now with 6 out of 9 scheduled races completed, the first discard has come into play. Tomorrow is the lay day and racing continues Friday and the series is due to be completed on Saturday.
Reported by Chris Howell
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