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Monday, June 14, 2010

Hard day at the office

Sunday we had an amendment to the program with the race committee opting for 4 races to make up for the lack of wind on Saturday. The wind built to a steady 8-12 knot NE breeze which allowed for great racing between the fleet.
Today we worked the boat hard to achieve the following the results: 5, 2, 3, 2. We were very happy with this performance although in the end we finished overall in 4th position as there was no drops in the series and we had to carry a 10 from day 1. Although disappointing we are pleased with our result as we really put the challenge to the SA fleet.
Although the sun was shining the water temperature was the coldest we had experienced yet. During the races we were working hard enough to keep warm but in between the temperature started to kick in. Finishing 2nd in the last race allowed us to make a swift dash to the beach and start to pack up the boat ready for the journey home.
Blur sailed a perfect series in the end with 5 bullets proving their experience. Congratulations to Mal Higgins and his crew. Even after they managed to swirl their complementary bottle of Port before the finish of the first race (Mal Suggests this is their tradition)
The Port Lincoln frostbite is definitely a regatta to remember and we would like to thank the Club and the SA Sharpie Association for their hospitiality. We unfortunately couldn't stay for the presentations as we needed to start heading home. We will post overall results when we get a copy of them.
Cheers from the Vita Brevis Team
(2 hours from Perth with a 6 pack of Corona left)

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