The Australian Sharpie is a highly competitive yet social class with a long history of attracting and developing champion sailors

Monday, March 15, 2010

3 of a kind race summary

The 3 of akind was as usual a great event.

If nothing else the lawn at MBSC is full as in the old days and we get to have a crowded start line.

Tim Reger was back for a day in Daties shinny new boat. Could this become a semi permanent gig. For the fleet lets hope Reger gets his bumb back in a boat. Murray Smith jumped on 3 Liddle Pigs and assisted or only junior skipper with some tuning and technique. Sadly he was unable to help with the starting technique!! The VitaBrevis crew jumped on Hillies boat for something different. Impact had to rely on the ever faithful full time fill in Pete Ivanac to fill the bow.

In a 8 to12 knot Westerly the fleet needed a couple of starts to get under way. The Black flag was outfor start number two. As expected the 49er’s got of to a quick start a head of the 14’s with the Sharpies and 505’shaving there own private little race. Needless to say the 49er’s were first and I14’s second both over the line and on the yardstick formula.

In the 505Sharpie Challenge

Impact had a good lead at Addison however an encounter with a crab net half way to Robins saw her drop back considerably while trying to get free. Duff and Nick in there lovely 505 held off Impact, Reger and Girt for most of the race until the final leg from Poplar to the finish. The Sharpies played the team card with Reger heading right, Impact in the middle and Girt heading left.Hopefully one could get past the 505. Thankfully the breeze popped in from the right and both Reger and Impact crossed ahead of the disappointed 5oh sailors. Duff,thanks for the ice cold Coopers by the way.

Once again the 505 and Sharpies race neck and neck around the track. Hopefully after a few years of trying we can manage to get the fleets together a bit more next season.

Cheers,

Craig Mann

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