Turnout was strong at Saturday's sprints despite many of the club's more mature sailors limbering old bodies into action and attending the State Masters Championship. In total 21 spring chickens presented and we managed to fit in about 6 races. Conditions were fun with a sprightly 12-15 knot Nor Easter and choppy waters. The harbour was particularly packed with 2 additional fleets racing ... the 18s in their JJ champs and a big boat regatta… both setting up start / finish lines in the mouth of Double Bay. The course was set in the only spare area between the JJs start and the CYCA mark off Point Piper; however, there were still a few too many close calls, as various out of control boats decided to skewer through the laser fleet.
All is well that ends well and there was positive feedback about the sprint format and opportunity to complete so many races. Thanks to both Pia's Dad and Emil Huberts parents (visiting from the Netherlands) for helping Tony and Simon run the racing.