A quick drive across the Ted Smout Bridge at 9 revealed a mirror smooth surface. Two hours later and we had 10 knots from the NNE and it was on for young and old.
There was a Nacra 5.0 without patience that took off before we got on the water and a few who decided they would not turn up on the basis of the forecast; their loss. Five Lasers and 2 A Class hit the water and had the best day of the season. It was great too, to see Glen Dalton join us in his new look Contender for the last two races.
We set a fairly short course for all boats and had to lengthen the courses as the boats flew around. Lou capture the Div 1 honours but only after a detailed perusal of his finishing times. In the Lasers, the honours were well spread. Pete the Swede decided, after finishing 4th in the first race, that he was not going to put up with visitors taking the horn so added a ram to his Laser and T-boned the competition. He the went on to win the last couple of races. You need to stay out of his way when he gets desperate.
Thanks to Big Bob braving the cold wind and adding a fourth race to the day and to the guys that stayed back to help us get the gear away.
Next Sunday is Father’s Day and despite what we sent out in the Calendar this week, there will be no organised activities next Sunday. We will see everyone bright and early ready for the first round of the Spring Series on the 10th.