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

Monday, November 8, 2010

MOFSC Open Day

MOFSC Opened its doors to competitors on Saturday for it Club open day. Mandurah turned on a moderate SW'er with a small swell. Enough for the sharpies to pick up some waves downwind. 2 Sharpies were on the water and 2 505's. Blind Date got off to a good start showing a bit of pace up the first work however Vita Brevis found the right gear to beat them to the top mark. From there on it was a great sleigh ride with blind date trying desperately to catch up down wind with their nice new Sydney swans coloured Hill kite. Vita Brevis extended her lead out to nearly a minute by the end of the race. As for the 505's, well I heard that one got beated by his son in a 420! Hmm a bit of practice needed maybe?

Blind Date is looking ever so red after the winter. With a new paint job one would wonder if Datey actually does any real work...or just spends his time doing sleeping next to his boat! Well done to Datey and his crew. It was also good to see a few Sharpie legends down the club like Rube Gabrielson. Sharpie still runs through his veins.

Thankyou to MOFSC and its voluteers for a great day on the water.

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