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Wayward 4 - Saturday 5th March 2016

posted Mar 13, 2016, 2:02 PM by Admin hycnz   [ updated Mar 13, 2016, 2:06 PM ]

The Race was abandoned due to lack of wind.. but that did not stop the HYC crews having a great night at Fairway Bay Marina!

Race report from Eye Spy:
Was looking forward to this race as it is normally a good chance to stretch the legs over a longer distance. 7 vessels showed up at the Taikata start line and it was soon evident we were not able to start there due to a lack of wind. The decision was made to motor to Rough Rock to see if there was enough to get a start at 1300hrs at that location. This was not to be as once again we were struggling to stem the tide. The call was made to abandon the race and Waterwitch headed back home to honour other commitments. Firsty stopped for a fish before doing the same.
Arabesque, Eye Spy, Mindbender, Satisfaction and Bluebeat continued on to the destination by motor. After rafting up to Resolute we chilled out and enjoyed what was a very good location.  
Good company, good facilities and good weather made for a great night.
Was hoping to sail back the following day but it was still light and “on the nose” so the main went up and the motor and auto-helm on.
Great to be on the water.