HK WINS THE DAY
Sailing got started after removal of the weed build up left by the rain event of last week.
The wind of the day was variable both in strength and direction, starting in the NE and moving to the Nth over the morning. We managed to get 11 races in before the weather set in for the day.
The delivery of warm weather from the NE set both mornings up with a slow start with light variable breezes starting at 2-5kts settling in as the day progressed to 8-10 kts from the East. The variabilty of wind strength and direction made for lots of opportunities, likewise created traps if you went the wrong way.Read More
We had the breeze starting in the NE at 3 - 5 kts swinging significantly from NE to East. Nailing the start to be in a position to take advantage of the first shift was the formula to success today. It delivered significant leads at the first mark. Andrew sailed well to put himself in this position more often than everyone else.
Close racing over the morning between Andrew Grist and Greg Westerberg resulted in another tie that could not be separated by countbacks.
Racing was delayed in getting started with large swings in the wind from the East to the South, finally settling in the SE at 5 - 12 Kts, still swinging but much less so giving plenty of opportunies to windward'
The breeze for the morning took sometime to settle from swinging from the ENE to the SSE. Racing got started when it partially settled to in the East, however was still moving some 10-15 degrees during the race. Course changes were frequent, moving between the East and SE.
We had a fleet of 11 boats rock up for the days sailing.Read More