In a new tradition, the PRO started the race briefing with an Acknowledgement of Country:
I would like to Acknowledge Woollahra Municipal Council and the Roads and Maritime Services who are the current custodians of this land. I would also like to pay respect to councillors and ministers, both past and present, of the 2nd and 3rd tiers of Australian government, together with their counterparts in the executive branches of government, and extend that respect to other Australians present.
After a short delay, sprint racing started at 2.10pm and continued with five (5) separate races for a small (for DBSC) but quality fleet of 15 boats on the long-weekend. All the sailors were on their best behaviour until the last race when only Dave Newman and Mike Dunne were on the correct side of the start line. At that point, Pirate and I decided to pack up our Arvor and go home.
The day benefited from these particular contributors:
- The Black Pope and Craig doing Learn to Race
- Wise Master doing prep work on Jazzman during the morning.
- Paul victualling to the members
- The Pirate COTD
- Dave (aka The Signwriter) Co-COTD
- Jack Co-COTD
Your humble correspondent and PRO for the day.