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

Monday, October 25, 2010

MBSC Club Heat One resail

With 8 Sharpies lined up and a building seabreeze we were in for some fun, spills and gear failures.

Cowrock had dusted off a seasons cobwebs and with star crew Sarah and Grinder ron the boat were clearly going to fly.
Vita Brevis was keen to put aside some poor form and show there State Title win was not a flash in the fan result.
SS was on the water only to have gear failure to a faulty jib halyard that had been replace during the week. Thankfully the mast was not ruined and Louis is fixing the problem. The Pig were home early as the gold spar tip finally failed. Lucky I have supplied them with a replacement (ex Mainie) and they will be on the water for Squadron Opening.

The first work was tight, Impact leading with Cowrock and Vita on our tail. The reach was a ripper, VB took the lead and it was not long before Cowrock with 120kg plus on the wire found the groove in the 22kn plus breeze. A major mess at Deep water between two S80's a hobie cat saw Impact surrender the lead to Cowrock that picked the gap and ricked life and limb in a tangle of boats and a hobie that had know idea.

Vita hit the piss leaving Cowrock and Impact to fight it out. After some seriously close calls with windsurfers and stink boats Cowrock kept up the good work leading at Addison and Robbins. Keysie, Vita and Gordo were all having a good battle the rest were retired.

Cowrock poped the shute at Robbins 30second and with failing memories and strenght headed for University bouy, missing a complete lap of the course. Impact survived the ball tearing reaches and made it back up to Robbins with a big lead over Keysie.
However disaster soon after with the Impact spinaker blowing apart. Bugger we were to miss the best ride of the day. Keysie would have caught us but dropped his kite early thinking the UNI to Quarry leg was to tight and letting us off the hook. Vita Hit the piss again!!!! allowing Gordo to take second.

The Corona's were very pleasent after the race and we hope to see Grinder again a Cowrock was transformed.



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