We had nearly 40 boats turn up last Saturday for heats 11 and 12 of the Autumn Pointscore. It was a beautiful, sunny day with an unsettled 5-12 knot E - NE breeze. The light breeze, a reach behind Shark Island and a big fleet of 18’s gave us some tricky racing – as our PRO, Mark Bethwaite put it, it was a thinking sailor’s course. The winners, and smartest racers (after handicapping) were: Full Rigs: Ian Alexander (heat 11), Hadrien Bourely (heat 12); Radials: Julian Van Aalst (heat 11), Zac West (heat 12). Thanks to last week’s volunteers for putting on a great day of racing: PRO Mark Bethwaite, assisted by Clare Alexander, COTD Candice Cushway, CoCOTD Josh Pearl, and Canteen Assistant Geoff Boscoe.
Thanks to Nick Pellow and Ashley Deacon for pointing out some great footage of our fleet as captured by the JJ's race coverage. To see how crowded it was on the harbour you can check it out here.