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Monday, October 18, 2010

GBYC 16th oct

Saturday at GBYC saw a light NW breeze around the 5 to 10 knot mark, tipped to swing to the SW during the day. Three sharpies faced the starter, Suicide blonde with Pete (regular skipper Craig F away with "family comitments") Brownie and Greg, Suburban boys, Snow Rob and Josh and the real Uninvited with Mozz, Dean and Jess.Kym, Merv and Roger still to hit the water. Close racing prevailed with only boat lengths separating all three. Suicide led the first lap from Suburban and Uninvited, who seemed to loose their way a bit as the lap progressed, Mozz sugested the lack of marks on ropes played a part (that old chesnut!!). Suburban boys grabbed the lead on the return part of the sausage and held on to win the race in a fading breeze from suicide and uninvited. As the boats headed for the finish the breeze kicked in. Mozz went for a good run whilst the others headed for the shore. Good race after all. Had to decline Brownies offer of an ice tea and ginger nut biscuit, in favour of building fleet morale over a few beers.
Untill next week
good sailing
Pete C

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