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Shipwright 2 - Sunday 9th December 2017

posted Dec 17, 2017, 5:56 PM by Admin hycnz

Results

1st – Nona
2nd – Firsty
3rd – Eye Spy
 
All finished within a minute on corrected time after 2.5 hours.

Race report from Eye Spy:
 
Tis the season to be jolley tra la la…………….
Crikey, that’s a long way from the marina to the start line. Eye Spy is a little late……………

Where to race to today? We decide on Bayswater as the breeze is stronger than predicted. We are getting a good 15 knots and decide to run the No.1 anyway……..rig for the lulls Blackie always used to say………

The start was as expected, we are a little behind Craig and ahead of Nona. Soon we were able to launch the kite but were often over running it. The wind has done a runner to the southern ocean and left us to navigate the mine-field of holes around Kauri Point. Finally through to clear air and we are maintaining position in the three boat fleet. The course is shortened to Chelsea as we have taken over an hour just to get past Kauri. A tight reach then a kite run back to Kauri point. The question is……………where to drop the kite? Too soon and Nona will catch up………too late and Nona will catch up.

The run to the finish was busy with a number of tacks. We increase our distance over Nona and appear to have made ground on Firsty. Is it enough on corrected time? Sadly no…………third for our efforts……….can’t win em all eh.

Many thanks to my awesome team on board Eye Spy.
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