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Sunday, December 30, 2012

WA Nationals - Promo

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Nationals Carnage and Testosterone

Testosterone was definitely building before the series with some skippers choosing not to wait to take their battle to the water.

Round 1
Round 2

The first heat was sailed today in similar conditions to yesterday - 20/25knots plus waves. If you could avoid swimming then you had a good day. The conditions have taken their toll on a handful of boats already including The lizard who had to retire from the invitation race with the preventer shearing off at deck level bending their mast beyond repair. They are onto their spare and sailied very well today to get 5th place. After today's race I have seen 4 mast that will only be good as scrap metal as you can see below.

The 2nd invitation race was called off and will be sailed in conjunction with heat 3. With only 41 boats finishing the first invitation most crews had already had a hard day on the water. The opening night event was held. The beer tasted really good after waves splashing over all day. However Mr Ivanac will need to reconsider his mode of transport after getting lost in the car park trying to find his bike.

1st Invitation
Heat One

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Made it , we're in Ceduna

Delay of ten hours at southern cross we chose to drive through the night,

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Eight hours delay it's to the pub

Road trip got love it

Entered: 22/12/2012 8:36:06 PM

Main Roads advises road users that the Great Eastern Highway has reopened to all traffic from Coolgardie to Southern Cross after an earlier truck rollover.

Speed restrictions are in place and motorists are advised to obey traffic management.

Entered: 22/12/2012 3:40:12 AM
Great Eastern Highway remains closed between Southern Cross and Coolgardie as emergency services clean up volatile chemicals which were spilled in a truck rollover.

The truck rolled over early on Saturday morning about 75km west of Coolgardie. Police and emergency services have been at the site since 2.30am and police say the “clean-up process is both time consuming and methodical”.
A crane has arrived at the scene, ready to remove the trailers when possible.

Stuck in southern cross

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Club Heat 3 GBYC

Heat three saw five boats and what appeared to be a consistant 15k NW wind at the start
all got away clear and the fleet soon split with Mozz and Craig going right early Snow opting for the middle while Dean and Merv banged the left.
First mark saw Mozz lead from Craig with Snow Dean and Merv not far behind. at this point the breeze started to die forcing boats to go in different directions to pick up the breeze, Merv applied all his mirror skills to hang on to the northwester and take the lead. A few minutes later Mozz and Snow slid past in the southwest, if only it could have held of till the bottom mark!!
The only excitement from here on in was Mozz doing a penalty for tangling with Snow and the beers on the lawn after (soldiers courses tend to dampen the day unless your in the lead)

Final results

Suburban boys   Snow Rob and Josh
The Uninvited     Mozz Phil and Tom
Suicide Blonde   Merv Pete and Brownie
Norma               Craig Decker and Anton
The Asylum        Dean Ian and Paul

There is no club sailing for a few weeks
good luck to those going to Adelaide
merry xmas to all

Pete C

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

MBSC Last hitout before the Nationals

With the nationals looming closer there was time for the boats heading tot the nationals to have the last hitout before the nationals at MBSC on 9th December with 10 boats hitting the start line.

Some crews choosing to piece together parts of others to hit the water including Boogs making an appearance upfront on Vicious. Ash Gabrielson made a guest skipper appearance filling in for Keysie.

See picture for Dave Wells taking a swim after his trap wire went about 3 seconds into the race. Someone didn't put the shackle pin in properly the night before while replacing the wire with Dynema...(lefty loosy, righty tighty Chris....and stay off the grog while fixing stuff) The funniest part about this is that Dave had never, ever been on a trapeze before. A great save by Susie as he went past and he also kept hold of the jibsheet too.... After a respectable few legs keeping up with, and even crossing a few respectable boats minus a trapeze things steadily deteriorated however. Otherwise a promising start for the yellow boat. Pic courtesy of Nanako on the start boat.

As you can see it was a nice day on the water. I cant remember the results if anyone could comment???

Those who are driving to the nationals chose to go for a quick sail last weekend while the rest of us were stuck on land packing the boats into the container. Thanks to all who help packing including Gordo who organised the timber and always had an opinion about how to pack it and Al In total 10 boats will be making the trek to BSYC with 6 in a 40ft container and 4 choosing to trek the nullabor. The state team has been chosen as follows:

788 Lizard
901 Blatantly Obvious
910 Vita Brevis
877 Pig Out
879 Loaded Dice
821 Impact

Other boats representing WA are:
916 SBD DRILLING (Toothless)
856 Vanquish
891 Vicious
805 Pecavvi No Regrets

There will be daily reports from the nationals posted here. Otherwise please check for official news.

Good Luck to everyone travelling to the nationals and Merry Christmas to all.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mozz Victorious GBYC 8/12/2012

With a steady nw of about 10 to 15 knots four sharpies faced off.
Suicide Blonde was a no show as Merv was busy with his fledgling catering bussiness and with the Ironman Australia happening on the foreshore brownies lycraphobia was playing up so Pete hopped on board Suburban Boys with Snow and Rob. The Asylum and Norma along with The Uninvited made up the fleet.

The start got underway with no incidents seeing Mozz at the pin take off with good speed in front of Craig.
Once again Dean showed form off the line.
First mark saw Mozz lead Snow Dean and Craig. No change at the gybe or bottom mark.
On the work Mozz held onto his lead and the rest swapped places to the top.
The run through the paddock the fleet cut slightly into Mozzs lead. At this point Deans addition of auto cleating halyard saw him carry the kite to the shore to fix the problem effectivly putting him out of the race.

At this point Mozz never missed a beat and finished the last lap a comfortable winner from Craig and bro Snow close behind.


The Uninvited   Mozz, Tom and Phil
Norma             Craig, andy and Anton
Suburban Boys Snow Rob and Pete
The Asylum      Dean, Paul and Ian

Next saturday sees the third club heat and hopefully all starters
If you are hungry before the race dont forget to buy one of Mervs gourmet rolls
Good luck with the container packing for those doing so at MBSC on sunday.

Till then
Pete C

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