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Double Bay, NSW, 2028
Australia

The finest Laser sailing club in the world, located in Double Bay on Sydney Harbour.

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Big Boat Report

Jonathan Stone

Written by Jonathan Stone

6 boats presented on a blowy summer-like afternoon - warm, a robust north-easterly.

Peter Collie served as PRO - thank you.

Corinna won the start; we were all a bit late but Corinna did it best but was quickly challenged by Umbakumba and G-Force and these three boats fought for the lead throughout the race. Umbakumba and Corinna arrived at the top mark - at Sow’n Pigs reef - locked together; and it was Umbakumba that had the slightly better run home. Corinna tried to fly a kite - the only one of us to try - but something went wrong; and this let the competitive G-Force through into second. 

Chenonceau started late, but adjusted to the blowy conditions, the fleets of OK dinghies, flying ants, B49s, large yachts, and more - to push through into fourth place. Time & Tide started securely and pointed well but suffered several races worth of mishaps. We ended up 5th, with Smitten 6th

Gerry sailed back to his Balmain mooring with a wide grin - his re-furbished hull, and the team he formed with Max, had won the day.

Over the line:

  • Umbakumba

  • G-Force

  • Corinna

  • Chenonceau

  • Time & Tide

  • Smitten

As always, drinks on the deck; and - with the 18s sailing - the spectacle of their return to base. We race next on December 2.

 A close first leg . Photo by Peter Collie

A close first leg. Photo by Peter Collie