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

Monday, November 26, 2012

GBYC Club heat two

Saturday 24/11/2012

A good breeze of 18 to 20 knots with gusts touching 28 knots, five sharpies what more could you ask for.
This weeks start saw all get away without breaking, although Snow ,Mozz and Craig seemed to be doing a far bit of yelling, something to do with barging, leaving Dean to get a clear start whilst Merv chose to go middle of the line out of harms way. On the first cross Merv dipped four transoms to go right as the pre start tack showed this to be favored. Showing why he is the current club mirror ace this was a winner rounding the top mark with a lead from Snow, not sure of the rest as a bit busy with kites and sailing stuff to take much notice.
On the next work and run down the middle Merv held on to a reasonable lead from Snow, A tack the wrong way saw Snow close the gap to striking distance at the top.
The first reach of the triangle was tight and with the 25+ bullets saw Snow carted and drop the kite 200m out. Merv was tantalisingly close but failed at the last metre or so and had to do a quick drop to make the mark then go wide on the gybe and reset the kite, this allowed Snow to sneak past into the lead.
Craig and Dean had a turn in the piss somewhere along the way, at the after beers session it was claimed this was the only reason Snow was able to pass?,
At the end Snow kept Merv at bay to take out his first club win for the year.

Final placings

Suburban Boys   Snow,Rob and Josh
Suicide Blonde   Merv, Pete and Brownie
The Uninvited    Mozz, Tom and Phil
Norma               Craig, Anton and Andy
The Asylum        Dean, Paul and Greg

next week is a short course series on sunday morning 10.30 ish start
Pete C

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