A fleet of 18 yachts gathered for race 7, the first for 2018, around the 6 leg 8.2 nautical mile course 8. Conditions were overcast but the southerly breeze that averaged about 13 knots for the morning was enough to have the race completed shortly after midday. Read more…
Flat seas, 12 knots of breeze and a temperature in the mid 20’s combined for a good afternoons sail. The race was around the 6 leg 9.8 nautical mile course 25. The breeze, which shifted from the south east to the south south west and varied in strength during the afternoon, meant a downwind start […]
This report is a holiday special. It contains a scrapbook of pics thanks to Bruce Parry and Windward Buoy. The end of the report contains a special section on how many races it takes for your yacht to win a glass. This is similar to test cricket records used for fill-in broadcasts. The Don Bradman […]
Only 7 minutes 17 seconds separated the 12 finishing yachts in the last Sunday race for 2017. On average a yacht crosses the finish line every one and a quarter minutes. The finish of this race had a yacht finishing every 4 seconds. Five yachts recorded their best result of the series so far. WINSOME […]
White Pointer had a shock as she lost the leader’s flag to Esprit last week. The skipper did some research and discovered that Red Yachts seem to travel faster. Not wanting to re-duco his pointy white yacht, instead he decked out his crew in red. Now to be known as Tommy and his Red Tomatoes. […]
The prediction by the BoM was reasonably accurate (15:00 – SSW – 16.5knts) so we received what was expected. The choice of sail was a little difficult however, with a very long down-wind leg and then towards the end of the race a strengthening breeze that was just starting to overpower a few yachts. Read […]
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Are you interested in attaining an AMS or IRC certificate? Yacht Racing Services Association have organised a weighing day for this coming Monday 11 December for those who require their boat to be weighed. For more information or to book your spot, please contact Lowa Paszko on 0408 400 278.
A change of wind direction at 13:53 and the lightest strength of wind for the day, was not much help to the early starters. They had been closely studying the ripples on the water trying to stay in a breeze. You can see in this photo how these yachts have brought their own wind with […]