Tin Can Bay hosted the event on 29/30 Sept & Monday 1st October. 14 boats entered with one contestant – Gary Richardson coming from Darwin.
After a short tuning/procedure discussion by Adam Kingston and Ashley Smith, Racing commenced in 15-20Kts from the North, Ashley and Adam in ffSake cleared out from the rest of the fleet only to round the wrong mark at the gate, not once, but twice.
Reliance 17 Greg and Laurie Williamson and Reliance ffenty foo Nicole Magyar & Les Kearney, battled side by side up the last beat with Reliance ffenty foo edging out Reliance 17 on the line
Race 2, Ashley and Adam again cleared away after the start, rounding all marks correctly according to the SI. Reliance 17 finished 2nd with Nicole & Les in third
Day 2 was forecast 20-25Kts from the south with storms predicted later in the afternoon.
The 20-25 Kts forecast was a little light as there were good 30 Kt gusts against the incoming tide the resulting sea conditions had the rigs rattling, some retirees and spinnakers kept in the chutes
ffSake prevailed in the trying conditions followed by Reliance 17 and third was. Flying Fish
The racing session was cancelled for the rest of the day due to the impending storm.
The southerly 15-20 Kt forecast remained consistent for the three races programmed for the Monday session
After two general recalls race four got under way under threats of a black flag, and as in previous races ffSake showed the benefits of training winning this race from Reliance 17 with Reliance ffenty foo third
Race five results were the same as race four
Race six saw a very congested boat end of the line with ffSake not having the usual clear start and sailing the race flying the red flag. It took all of the first work for Ashley & Adam to regain control of the rest of the race. Reliance 17 followed ffSake over the line with Bubbles, Ken & Lee Bubb in third. The red flag was returned to its stowed location in the boat following robust discussions in the boat park