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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

GBYC club heat 5

Hi fellow sailors
apologies for my tardiness in writing for a bit but outside influences prevented me from doing so
Sailing in busso has been about the same as usual with the main combatants fighting out and sharing the silver ware
Suicide blonde attended the brisbane nats and had a ball and are looking to Adelaide
Three boats attended the states and despite Craig m highlighting the sequential finish we did not just sail in a group!!! well done to suburban boys for their first in one heat. Well done to the lizard again may be some one can dethrone him next year.
GBYC club heat was scheduled for the states weekend so despite my offer of me choosing which state heat would count it was decided to sail one here on a no race day.
In an attempt to recreate the river conditions from the states the course was set with the windward mark 20 metres off the shore, this allowed for those wonderful shifting breezes like we had in the river.
After about 100 lead changes Suicide won from Suburban boys and Uninvited a close third all under the watchful eye of retired skipper Merv from the car park.
No sailing this week as a long weekend so back to the water the following one.

As Australia day falls to create a long weekend next year the GBYC regatta is on so if you want a weekend away from the river give it some thought
Pete C

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