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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Bring on the new year

In the last two days of racing local knowledge seems to have favored in the results as shifty and lighter conditions caused headaches for many crews.

Heat 2:
Taking off from the beach it seemed a standard day with a good sea breeze making its way in right on queue. However half way up the second up-wind an easterly shift caught many out. From there it was a fight to salvage a result. Some boats even had kites on the upwind. Vita Brevis was the first boat home from WA in 17th Place.

Heat 3:
After the headaches from Heat 2 crews were half expecting the breeze to switch again. However the breeze settled in from the SW (10-15knots). In these conditions a short chop develops which is a struggle to keep the boats moving. The Lizzard sniffed the podium with a 4th place and Vita Brevis managed to jury rig their spinnaker halyard to complete the race finishing 12th.

Progressive Results

BSYC held its New years eve function which packed the club. A highlight of the evening was watching the fireworks on the Brighton peir and some others set off from the beach? There will be some very sore heads this morning as everyone partied well into the new year.

Lay Hangover day today then on the water for heats 4 & 5 tomorrow.

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