Last Sunday dawned with a beautiful, crispy, sunny winter morning, with the usual 8-12kt westerly. But looming storm clouds to the south heralded a predicted southerly change. A healthy fleet of 19 boats managed to get two races in with the westerly breeze, albeit with a progressive left shift. Before race 3 began, the southerly hit (fortunately between races) with heavy rain and up to 25kts. But this only lasted about 10min, while the on-water team reset the course for the third race in a steady 8-12kt SSW breeze. All in all it was a nice day on the water with great advice from Brett Beyer for those in the BBWP.
Thanks to the on-water team of Andrew Cox (PRO Instructor), Yves Stening and Brent Smith (our rostered learn to run a race candidates, who ran the races after a training that started at 6.30am!), and Jules Hall and Christine Linhart (COTD/Co-COTD). Thanks also to Paul Adam for the delicious and very welcome soup he had pre-prepared, and to Peter Collie for looking after the long defrosting process!
The winners were: Standards – Michael Osborne, Geoff Kirk, and Ashley Deacon; Radials – James Tudball, Sylvie Stannage, and Sylvie Stannage. We look forward to heats 4-6 of the Winter Championship on Sunday, May 19.