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

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MOFSC Winter Series Heat 2

Three MOFSC Sharpies hit the water of Mandurah last Sunday in the mixed Off The Beach class which consisted of 2 Fireballs, 2 x 420s, 2 x Lasers,1 x 505, 1 x Soling and 1 x Opi. Hitting the water for the first time was Greg Reynolds 'Big Boys Toys' 710, with Ally Boocock 'Secret Womens Business' 724 and Trevor Date 'Blind Date' 922.
At first we had a 'glass out' but later a light shifty 5 knot SE breeze got us all started with Reynolds taking on water from a leaky centreboard bolt did not help as Datey skipped away to an early lead but was overtaken by the lightweight flying Fireballs at the first mark. Note to self a hat is the best substitute for a bailer. By the end of the first triangle all three Sharpies were together out in front but the breeze fickled out, in and out with 'Secret Womens Business' getting a puff from the North and taking the girls around the top mark first. It was then down to the bottom mark with most of the fleet coming down with pressure and catching the Sharpies up with now a traffic jam at the bottom mark. 'Blind Date' and the Fireball rounded on the inside and slid away from the pack with 'Blind Date' then establishing a good lead and finishing in front of a hard fought pack of Fireballs and Sharpies.
Afterwards we all retired to squid and chips over a few beers in sunny paradise MOFSC.
Photo Attached - Dateys young hot crew, Lachlan Date (nephew) and Josh Henshaw.

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