Fleet Captains Report, Lasers, races 1-3
- Racing got away in little pond in a 6-8kt SSE breeze, we started racing being optimistic with a two lap course, all fleets completed within the time limit, a really shifty breeze kept sailors on their toes, ILCA 6 sailors were the centre of attention with two individual recalls and Charlie byford capsizing to windward whilst sailing downwind whilst in the lead and struggling to right his boat as the sail remain filled. The opti fleet saw several welcomed visitors from other clubs in the lead up-to the Opti nationals being hosted by RPA in Jan 23.
- Race 2, the breeze was clocking east, however we attempted a one lap sprint prior to the breeze shifting further, the 29er fleet was incredibly close with seconds between the first few boats and some argy bargy on the finish line, in the lasers Zander showed clean heels again and a tight tussle in ILCA 6 between Brooke and Charlie Byford with Brooke taking out the win.
- Race 3: we re set the course for an ENE breeze with axis circa 55degrees of around 7 knots. All fleets got away cleanly, the breeze was left all race with those picking to Scotland off the start paying huge dividends, we saw really close finishes in the 29er fleet
Our post-racing presentation and BBQ is back in full swing with a great turn out and our guest chef Cameron Samson back in his element cooking the “bunions” for all the hungry sailors!
Most youth sailors are off to The NSW Youth Championships at Point Wollstonecraft next long weekend with a three day youth regatta on the lake, wishing all those sailors competing all the best!
No centreboard sailing next weekend, with sailing resuming Sunday 9th October