21st July 2018
A little bit warmer this weekend with the wind being about the same as last weekend that of about 12 knots from the South. It was great watching the three starts. The two Vipers were the only contestants in the Monohull division and started on time just a couple of seconds apart. The Wettas’ and small cats were the next to start with Trent being too close to the line to call. He must have caught me on a good day. The two 5.8’s were next to start. They started close together with a couple of seconds between them and the start line. As the race progressed the conditions went to similar as last week so due to the fluky conditions there were no close finishes.
14th July 2018
One of the coolest days of the year had skippers and their crew arriving at the club thinking what are we doing here. Only one though decided not to sail. It ended up quite a nice day with the wind blowing at 12knts at the start of the race but dropped to nearly nothing as the race went on. The race was saved by the wind shifting to the east and blowing up to 10 knts.
7th July 2018
A great start to the Winter Series with the wind from the NW to NE at between 12 and 16 Knots and clear conditions with a few showers appearing inland from the coast.
Starting time was 1100 for the Trailer Sailors. The two Vipers were the only entries for this division and they gave us a great display of match racing. They crossed the line together with about half a second to spare and after sailing the coarse for nearly two hours, finished just four seconds apart with Fly 1st and V Force second. Both Winners in my eyes.
The Cats and the Wetas starting time was 1105, crossing the line in a bunch with seconds to spare. This week saw 3 cats competing and 5 Wetas. Glen had his new Blue Weta which looked a treat. I asked Angela whether she would buy me one for Christmas but my request was flat out rejected. I wonder why as they are only around $20000 but they are gathering in numbers as they are the perfect racer for both young and old. First boat back was The Cat 5’oclock Somewhere which was no surprise as it is the fastest boat in this fleet. This week anyway. The shiny blue Weta of Glens was the first Weta home with the last one home just 9 minutes later. The regular dual between Angela and Bill was the same as usual with close racing between them for the whole race with Bill winning the dual this time. A great day all round and looking forward to next weeks racing which starts at the same time of 1100.