We still have “Range” & “PBB” to add to these regular starters.
Saturday saw very fresh gusty NW 18knts + winds.
Hard upwind with sensational rides downhill on the flat water (no tide to kick up a chop on Warners Bay). 4 DNF’s pretty hectic day. One of the casualties was Stowe with a broken carbon boom after Brad managed to head butt it clean in half………don’t mess with Brad!!!
If we can get 3 of the 4 Hawkesbury boats & Black Diamond turns up, we could see 12+ skiffs racing on Teralba Regatta Day.
If anyone is close to Brian can they give him a rev up. He’d enjoy the competition & could be a wild car podium place.
Saturday we had all 4 x boats out. I think it is only us coming to Teralbe as a full crew, I am trying to get the other guys organised to get one of their boats up even with a mixed crew. Here is our race report:
Race one was a tricky 3-15 knot westerly. “Under Pressure Too” had a disaster start was a leg behind and sailed through the fleet to lead at the last mark. “Measurement Solutions” with their new kite were having a great race out front until the last mark. The last work to the finish was tight with about 10 seconds between them, “Battleship” and “Measurement Solutions”. “Under Pressure Too” decided to check the water temperature about 50 metres from the finish line to let “Measurement Solutions” take a victory.
Race two the breeze kicked in from the west even more (12-18 knots). “Battleship” led with “Purple Haze” and “Measurement Solutions” right on their stern. The first run was too much fun for “Measurement Solutions” and “Purple Haze” missing the gybe layline having to drop kites for the mark. “Under Pressure Too” was out the back again - who then proceeded to sail through the fleet over the next two laps and got into second behind “Battleship”. They double checked the water temperature for a very long time and let “Purple Haze” through in second behind “Battleship”.