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Monday, November 8, 2010

PFSYC Open Day

The Sharpies and 3 5oh's joined up for a good day at the Squadron. Greeted by a switching 12 knot breeze that finally touched 18 knots as we finished.

With the breeze moving through a good 20 degrees the first work was a ripper. It was anyones guess who would make it first to Smith until Poida on SS pull a glamour bit of south and streeted the fleet. The day was now more about winding in Poida than anything else.

Down wind in the marginal conditions the 5oh's had it all over the Sharpies and set about chasing Poida. They did a good job and by Armstron were pretty close. Back to the Sharpies, Impact went west down hill and picked up on Poida but the fleet flew by with great breeze down the middle. VB, Impact, Keysie, Mainie were all close at Armstrong with the 3 Liddle Pigs lost looking for goldy locks. Donnie Mc retired and headed home for a beer and Tony was a bit late to start.

SS was playing it cool and holding a loose cover. The old girl was going well and Poida was having a ball. After another Smith, Armstrong run Vita had wound in Poida and his pizza pirates on SS and Impact was closing. An increase of presses helped as Light weigh Larry on the bow of SS was no match for 100kg Brendon on VB and 95 kg Gilly the Magician on Impact. By Smith it was VB,Impact by a nose and SS. The Pigs were now found and causing some grief to Keysie.

At Hall Mark with just a short beat to the finish it was VB by 10 seconds from Impact and 20 seconds to SS. Impact was all over Vita Brevis and half way to the Squadron had the advantage. it was now just a matter of keeping a nice tight cover. Impact held on to win by 15 seconds from Vita and Poida and his Pirates on SS. Well done Pete you had the old girl wound up and put the wind up the rest of us. Good Work. The flat Hilly main looked a treat!!!!!!!

See those of you brave enough at EFYC next Saturday and the rest of you Sunday at MBSC.

Some photos from the Weekend.

Donnie Mc

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