An interesting day of sailing, with 14 sailors braving rain, mist, and 19-29 knot breezes from the south and south-west. To add some real fun, we did 3 minute starts using random flags.
Captain Kirk, from the Starship "Paul Adam", did note, "This was the best behaved sprint group in the last two years at DBSC, because only about 10% of Rules of Racing were being broken. Next week, we don't want any deliberate breaches as the results count."
Dear Leader observed, "The decision by the PRO to deliberately favour the pin end on starts was just the perfect training for Hyeres, where the PRO selected for the regatta has that unintended bias on a regular basis."
Sea trials of Jazzman continued with the discovery that more than 30m of anchor chain is needed in a stiff breeze close to "the channel". Emeritus Director of the Centre of Engineering Excellence, The Wise Master said, "it will be fixed."
Next week is the start of the official DBSC sailing season so the only requirements are:
- pay your membership fees if you have been visiting;
- everyone look at the "links" part of this website to familiarise yourself with the rules of racing (Gen Y can have them tattooed on their forearms, only if in English);
- sign-on prior to the race briefing at 1pm Saturday;
- splash at 1.30pm;
- racing at 2.00pm, sharp; and,
- organise your loved-ones, or least hostile acquaintances, to attend with you the free BBQ and the christening of Jazzman at 5pm (this is the Notice of BBQ - NOB).