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Surprise race 4 - sunday 25th March 2018

posted Apr 9, 2018, 9:58 PM by Admin hycnz

The results:

1st – Firsty

2nd - Eye Spy

3rd – Blue Beat

4th - Waterwitch

Race report from Eye Spy:

Very light day for a race so we have No.1 headsail and full main. On board today is Lisa, Mark, Nicole and I. JK opted to help in the tower as the weather was soooo light. I decided to gybe before the line when I should have tacked which meant I was late for the start. We like a challenge tho eh!!

The course was set to Meola return x 2. If the predicted 10 knots does not come in the race can then be shortened. We are against the tide and tacking against a very light breeze. Starboard tack is the most productive so we hold starboard tack longest. Pushing limits with depth is always a risk but it allowed us to get past Bluebeat and extend a bit of breathing space. A discussion about shortening the course to finish at Meola was had over VHF. The call was made and it seemed the result would be as the boats sat on the course. Firsty, us, Bluebeat then Waterwitch. Bluebeat gave us a scare just before the mark. Couldn’t work out how he was catching us so quickly……….turns out we had half a tree wrapped round our rudder.

Lovely day to be on the water………maybe fishing rather than sailing tho.