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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

GBYC Official opening day

Saturday saw the opening day at Busso
A light NE breeze was on offer reported to swing to the west later.

Due to "regular skipper" Craig "family comittments" constant whinging last week it was decided he needed a week in the reserves to refocus for the metro vist,
teaming up with Ali and Jake in his own boat On the Day for its annual outing.

Suburban boys had the normal line up of Snow, Rob "chopper" and Josh

Suicide started with Brownie "turbo"(never stops whining) Pete and guest front man Jullian on board.

Uninvited had Mozz and Dean with Jessy "the iceman" a late withdrawal.

Spiny norman had only Merv as Greg woke up sick and Neil had to go to perth
Merv then took the opportunity to sail in a 125 for the day.

The course was an all in windward leeward affair, Mozz won the start and had a good break at the first mark with the others all bunched up after the wind swung to the west, at the bottom mark all four were together not sure of the placings.

The rest of the race chopped and changed with the wind eventually going right around to settle back in the NE, made the course layer look famous, at the finish it was the uninvited from suburban boys, suicide blonde and on the day.

A few beers on the lawn whilst the sheethands unrigged and washed down, as Jess was away the Uninvited was still on the lawn when I left.

Well done to Mozz and Dean (looks like Jessy was holding you back) maybe the lighter weight helped, but in all fairness the boys did everything right to take the gun.

Looking forward to next weekend as should be good sailing and a few laughs
see you all then

Pete C

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