It started as a light North Easter on a beautiful sunny spring afternoon for heats 3 and 4 of the Spring Point Score. We had a large fleet of 45 boats racing.
In the first race, there were significant differences in pressure between the left and the right, which resulted in some big shifts in position as the first race progressed.
In the second race, an increase in wind strength made for more consistent pressure across the course. The wind shifted a little to the right and the top mark was moved in, favouring port as the long and often lifted tack.
Thanks to Gerry Donohoe, Mark Crowhurst and Trish Hancock for PRO, COTD and Co-COTD duties. And thanks to Clare and Charlotte Alexander who slummed it on the start / finish in the Paul Adam because the Jazzman was out of service due to a leaking seal and bilge flooding.
Thanks also to Shirley Roach and Yves Stening who staffed the canteen.
And finally, thanks to Brett for running the first instalment of the Brett Beyer Saturday Program. Participants will receive start videos and GPS tracks during the week.
LOST PROPERTY: while we’re on that subject, Mike Dunne’s GPS unit went missing in the change room after sailing. Can everyone please check their gear bags and let us know if you accidentally picked it up.
Can all BBSP participants please return their vests and GPS units to Brett on the water. Sail over to Brett at the end of racing for some feedback and to return these items. And please feel free to get as much as you can out of your participation by sailing over to Brett before racing and between races for questions and feedback. All members are welcome to join Brett on the clubhouse deck for a post-race debrief each week.