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

Monday, October 11, 2010

MBSC Club heat 1: Blownout

Well what a start to the MBSC season. Sunday was a blowout at MBSC as a rain front passed over the race area.
The sharpies left the beach at 20 to 2 and it was a blast of a 2 sail reach down to the start at near addison. Once down there the conditions were difficult to handle with close to 30knot gusts blowing through. Many crews took a swim.
From there the Race committee chose to change to a SW course starting over near Quarry. We played follow the lamb over to quarry. Hoisting a kite and blasting down through the bay. It was a nice ride. Other fleets abandoned their race but the some of the sharpies retired with damage and by the end there wasnt many left to start a race. It was a good choice to retire to the bar.
Next week is a short race series starting at 1400.

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