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

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mofsc Kicks off Season

The OTB mixed dinghy fleet kicked off the season with a Club Championship Heat last Sunday in a fresh 20 knot southerly sea breeze with Lasers, 420, Cherub, Sharpies, 505 and a Hobie 17.

The start time was 1pm and with a forecast of a strong sea breeze later in the afternoon the starter set a short inshore course which was great for the spectators. Sharpie 'Blind Date' got the jump at the start but capsized soon after on the goabout which opened the door for the 505 and Sharpie 'Witches Couldren' to battle in out around the track. The 505 extended her leed throughout the race with 'Blind Date' moving through the fleet and in the end only seconds seperated them at the finish followed by 'Witches Couldren' and a fast finishing Cherub.

After the finish the sea breeze freshened in with a strong 25 knots with everyone getting back to shore safely.


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