The Australian Sharpie is a highly competitive yet social class with a long history of attracting and developing champion sailors

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

GBYC 10 th November

Saturday dawned with a solid 18 to 20 knot westerly looking to stay for the day
Five sharpies lined up at the start for the first sail in a steady top end breeze for the season.
All boats were some where near the line at the gun.
Once again The Asylum had good height and speed off the line, Suicide Blonde with guest skipper kym on board had to work hard to be in the lead at the top for the first time.
At the gybe mark the fleet all closed up with the following breeze creating a bit of havoc on the gybe.
I think The Uninvited lead at the next mark from Norma , Suburban boys, Suicide Blonde and The Asylum having hit the piss a couple of times giving new crew man Paul a taste of what to avoid.
The run through the middle saw the fleet split into two with the fleet all together at the mark once again.
A tack out to sea saw Suicide Blonde take the lead for the last two reaches.
On the final work all the stops were out with all boats doing their best to lose.
All crews were spent by the top mark and a quick kite run to the finish topped off a great days sailing leaving plenty of stories to go with the beers into the night.

Final Placings
Suicide Blonde  Kym Pete and Brownie
Suburban Boys  Snow Rob and Josh
Norma               Craig Anton and Andy
The Uninvited     Mozz Tom and Phil
The Asylum        Dean Paul and Ian

Next week sees normal sailing saturday at 14.30
sunday is the Dunsborough Bay club opening day with racing at 14.00
hope to see a few boats there as we may be able to spark some interest in sharpies instead of GP14's

Till next week
Pete C

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