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Shipwright 1 - Sunday 2nd November

posted Nov 2, 2014, 4:07 PM by Admin hycnz   [ updated Nov 3, 2014, 5:17 PM ]
Race report from Eye Spy
Some must have been feeling a little jaded after the race and festivities yesterday. Only Eye Spy, Nona and Phantasy fronted for this race. Nice northerly breeze for what looked like a windward leeward. Course was the start transit to Meola. Round the Beachhaven cardinals, back to Meola then home.
It was a big ask to keep ahead of Phantasy so the kite was hoisted soon after the start and it was a bit of relief to see Phantasy fail to follow suit. We were able to get a good enough lead under kite to stay ahead through the beat to windward. Phantasy was on a charge tho………caught a lot but must have been a little disillusioned when the Westpac kite was hoisted again. The distance increased on this downwind leg but not without a few wind shifts and round-ups. Again Phantasy ate into our lead on the beat to the finish but not enough to deny Eye Spy first across the finish line.
Great fun afternoon on the water. Well done Nona and Phantasy

Race Report from Nona
Well, we are ready to go again this time with crew, Mark Patterson. Spinnakers are firmly shoved under the berth so its the No 1 again as the long off the run up tp Meola would be VERY long with the No 2 . Four of us front up on the line. Eye Spy, Phantasy, Nona and Kentuckey Woman. Then the call, KW has torn their main. And then there were three. The start lights extinguish and we are off, (taking line honours leeward of Eye Spy). A short term victory as Eye Spy hoists the kite and we wave goodbye. Up around Island Bay and Phantasy is sitting above us. It's time to drop down then go up and out off the channel towards Meola.
We hit 8 knots speed but Phantasy is steadily pulling away. Up around Kauri Point and we gull wing up to the mark, round cleanly and set off to the BeachHaven Marks. The wind strength again has me apologising to the Headsail (17-18 knots). We manage to make it to the next mark without having to tack, around and off the wind back to Meola. Around Meola, but this time we have to tack to get around Kauri Point and down to the finish. It was a good day, if a little tiring and the ginger beer was cold.