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Monday, October 11, 2010

Day one GBYC

Saturday saw the first day of racing after last weeks false start. Three sharpies faced the starter for three short races, breeze was around 12 to 15 from the NW. Suburban Boys, Suicide blonde and The Uninvited fought out the day. Mozz and Dean purchased Uninvited from Merv and spent the winter refurbishing it, credit must go to attention to detail to make the boat into an exact replica of the old Sidewinder with a different sail number, The racing was close with plces changing through out with Snow, Rob and Josh on Suburban boys winning from Suicide blonde with Pete, ("regular" skipper Craig F with "family comitments") Brownie and Julian, and Uninvited/Sidewinder with Mozz, Dean and Jess.

Race two saw Mozz win from Pete and snow.

Race three was again close but with the absence of the finish boat there was some confusion over what was the correct finish,Suicide quite clearly went the right way winning by an unconfirmed 12 to 15 minutes, but I did hear Snow and Mozz claiming similar victories in the rigging area after. Good to be back on the water regardless of the result, sailing sharpies is always a buzz.

Next week should see Kym in the water and possibly Marvyn if circumstances permit.

Pete C

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