....between 12.30pm and 4.00pm while the Rolex Vaucluse Challenge is being raced.
At this stage, there's a pleasant, albeit cool 15-18 knot S/E forecast, with a run out tide. Flatish water, solid hiking, a few shifts to keep us on our toes. Great autumn conditions.
As Dear Leader will point out in the briefing, numbers matter. The more DBSC boats the better, particularly when requiring the French boats to adhere to the rules. Nothing feels better than beating the French on their own track. Obviously, DBSC boats will politely waive through better performing DBSC boats when the full and radial fleets start to mix during the races.
Last year Yacht Club de Vaucluse won the battle in French territorial waters, but DBSC won the war when the 2nd leg was held in Australian waters and the totals were combined. On Saturday, let's aim to remind our friends that you can lose home games: Waterloo!
Briefing with Generalfeldmarschall Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Fürst von Wahlstatt at 1pm
Splash at 1.25pm. We will hold back as we expect a quick run to the battlefield.
Starting signal at 2.00pm, sharp!
Full rigs go first, then radials. ONE longer race only for each class.
Retire to DBSC for BBQ and distribution of the spoils of war:
- Club challenge shield
- Graham Reed trophy for radial interclub champion
- Dene Bergman trophy for standard interclub champion.
Speaking on ESPN tonight, the People's Prince elaborated:
"The RVC is one of the biggest events on Sydney Harbour. Not only is the sailing world class, but we are building international relations with an ethic group much maligned by US Republicans and Fox News: the French. Fortunately our new world residents have rejected the rudeness that their old world compatriots so proudly retain.
To reinforce the importance of the event, Malcolm is asking Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to present the trophies. If she can't make it, hopefully Lucy will do it."