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

Monday, October 4, 2010

Season Opening

President Craig Mann Hoists the Sharpie
flag to mark the start of the season
5 Boats rigged on the lawn ready to go sailing

Last Saturday marked the start of the season with MBSC and GBYC holding their open days.

5 boats were rolled out onto the lawn at mounts, quickly rigged and it was back into the bar to watch the footy. Half time we worked out it wasn't worth watching any more and it was out to get ready for a sail. At least we had intentions of going out. Pete C reports there was never ant intention of leaving the bar in Busso. So I'm not sure if GBYC has officially started yet if you didn't get your boats wet?

Onto the racing. It was a hot fleet with the lead changing a few times at the top. It was good to see Peter Chappel dust his sharpie off for a sail. Craig Mann had a hot crew also and after a shaky start worked back into 2nd place by the end of the race. Vita Brevis took an early lead around the top mark. But on the second work Chappel took the lead and held it down breeze until a small mistake deciding which side to leave a navigation mark. But quickly recovered. It was neck and neck at the last bottom mark.

1st  The Lizard: Peter Chappel
2nd Impact: Craig Mann
3rd Vita Brevis: David Meehan

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