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Monday, January 3, 2011

Nationals Heat 4

Another heat has been completed at Black rock with the halfway point of the series now reached. I'm sure we will see some of the crews loose the game faces and start to relax as the leading pack has jumped to a commanding gap. The conditions once again were pretty much the same as other days 17-20 knots from the south with a building swell.

Vita Brevis got away to a good start taking the left hand side of the course to round the top mark in second place and maintaining it until the bottom mark. Later they lost that form giving the kangaroo a drink at the bottom mark. They fought back to finish in 6th place. Keysie must of been in awe as he too decided to capsize after seeing them and a few more times after that aswell finishing in 20th place. Gordo was consistent and finished in 8th place. Overall results (without drops) puts 3 WA boats in 5, 6 and 7th places respectively.

Aisbett had a spectacular fall over the side before the start with his crew choosing to make him swim for the boat. Later on he broke a rudder so will be making some repairs this morning. Once again the same few are dominating the places with Camel and Higgins on the podium. After lending them a boom 2MCs & 1 DJ had a great day taking 3rd. Once drops are calculated they will be back up there with series results.

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