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Sunday, February 12, 2012

States day one report

At the half way stage of the 2012 WA Sharpie States we have had some great close racing. The North Westerly breeze of 6 to 15 knots that switched 20 degrees had every body on there toes and some mixed results.
 Race one was a clinic from the Lizard, who picked every shift both up and down hill to edge out evergreen sharpie legend Graham Keysie. Matt Jahn was the showed great down wind speed to take out fourth place steering Origamiunderwear.
 Race two was an almost complete reversal of race one. Other than Matt Jahn. The Lizard and Keysie were at the back end while Nick Heggert in Mona took first from Impact. Once again Mattie Jahn was in the hunt.
Race Three was a cracker with the fist 10 boats finishing within 30 seconds. The Lizard lead all the way improving on a disappointing 15th the race before. Matt Jahn was in the mix again. At this point all boats had recorded, one good, one average and one poor result.
 Race Four did not disappoint. An increase in wind pressure and even bigger shifts. Vita Brevis and The Lizard looked the goods most of the race until the breeze turn left on beat two leaving them on the wrong side. Impact and The Suburban Boys took the lead with The Suburban boys taking the win ahead of Impact and a fast finishing Lizard and of course Matt Jahn again.
 With out a drop the top three are:
Impact 19
Lizard 20
Origamiunderwear 21
 With a drop The Lizard looks good with, 1,1,3 (15)
Three races from 0900 tomorrow will see the 2012 Title rapped up and presented by Legend State and National Champion Jimmy O'Grady around 1500 on the lawn at Mounts Bay Sailing Club.

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