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Monday, March 25, 2013

GBYC 23rd march

Hi all once again

Saturday at GBYC saw a promising westerly of around 15 knots with a few holes.
By start time it had steadied to be 15 to 18 and consistant.
Four boats faced the starter with Craig still without his boat relegated to looking on and minding his kids.
Merv called in early in the week as not available so Pete shifted to the helm of Suicide and Greg was enlisted to wire.
The race got under way and the port tack was favoured, the lead changed several times up the first work but it was Mozz in the Uninvited who rounded in front.
Into the breeze for the second time I think Dean led the way in The Asylum with the lead again changing several times. At the top Snow led for the run through the padock with the fleet closing to be separated by meters at the bottom.
The last triangle saw Suburban boys head for the finish in front of Suicide,The Uninvited and the Asylum.
Across the line it was ;
Suburban boys Snow, Rob and Josh
Suicide Blonde Pete,Greg and Brownie
The Asylum      Dean,Ian and Paul
The Uninvited    Mozz, Jess and Phil

The end distance between the four boats was about 40 seconds which makes for exciting sailing.
Followed by ample coronas under the tree of knowledge and many stories of good luck/bad luck.
Why would you sail anything else???

Word has it that Bunbury is trying to restart a fleet, we hope it goes well

Cheers
Pete C
Busso

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