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Sunday, May 1, 2011

GBYC 16th April

It seems Pete C is unable to mention Craig’s crap starts or good starts, so here’s the news from a different angle.

As Pete stated, this week was the last race of the season being the last club heat. Just Suburban Boys held a slender lead from Suicide Blonde and The Uninvited going into the race, so the resultant champion was decided on the final siren.

Strong consistent winds could have led to a great close race, but that’s not how it turned out.

The breeze was difficult to read as it was almost non-existent. The Uninvited was surprisingly late for the start, and lack of wind led to a two boat race...Suicide Blonde led at the first mark and the wing mark, after excellent drifting skills. Just Suburban Boys mustered some hot air which enabled them to drift past Suicide Blonde whilst approaching the bottom mark.The course was shortened, and it was neck and neck to the southern seas and the finish line. Just Suburban Boys were victorious and received the final siren.57 minutes later The Uninvited joined the rest of the sharpie boys and a few well earned drinks were shared.

GBYC Trophy Night will be held Saturday 7th May 2011. Congratulations to Snow, Rob and Josh – Club Champions 2010/11

Yours in Sharpies

Lynn L

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