Heats 3 and 4 of the Club Championship were contested in a strangely fickle NorEaster last Saturday. A good fleet of about 50 boats enjoyed tight racing under sunny skies.
Proceedings were delayed while the course was adjusted. Then a strong runout tide made for interesting starts, 3 general recalls and about 6 boats were OCSed.
In the Radials, Finn and Blake split the honours, while Marcus collected the full rig chocolates twice (one courtesy of the first boat being OCS).
Thanks to Jonathon and Clare on Jazzman, Bruce W as PRO and Paul and co for a fine feed after the sailing
- If you are over the start line, you will be OCSed.
- Respect the rules, especially at marks. At the top mark, a port tacker inside the 3 boat zone doesn't have any rights, and must not tack and obstruct a starboard tack boat. If you come in on the port layline, you're likely to be in trouble. You may be spoken to. You should budget to do penalty turns.
- The finish line is not to be crossed other than when finishing (but you are OK prior to the start gun). This includes after you finish if other boats are still racing. The Start boat has been asked to record transgressors.
- On water course setting suggestions are best conveyed via the commodore or vice commodore. We'll consolidate the suggestions and liaise with the PRO of the day.
This week is non point score racing while the NSWLA Coast Championships are on at Gosford. The breeze is forecast to be similar to last week.