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Thursday, March 21, 2013

GBYC Last few weeks

Hi all

Once again just a few lines on the last few weeks.
 Since my last post a group of Busso crew attended the walpole long weekend/regatta,
Merv took his mirror and I think Neil took his laser whilst mozz took a dingy and Snow took Lynn to do everything. Not sure what happened with the sailing as most reports were clouded by beer!
Merv came back without the mirror having lost it in a card game with the commodore of the Walpole yacht club, or so the story goes, in the interest of a good article I chose not to follow this up. But a good time was had by all.

Club racing resumed the next week in a light and shifty easterly similar to Freo and the river.
Trying to improve his performance Mainy sent Neil to sail with Craig for the day to try and refocus.
Fearing a possible spy on board Craig chose to leave Norma in the shed and refloat Psyclone for the day.
Onto the sailing and not much can be said other than each boat had a share of the lead and the Asylum was unlucky to miss out on a maiden fastest time.
Placings were
Suburban boys
The asylum
The Uninvited
Suicide Blonde.

Club heat five

The day saw good breeze of 18 to 20 knots with the occasional bullet.
Four boats greeted the starter with Craig having Norma in the shop for repairs.
Suicide blonde welcomed Merv back after having been sacked from Suburban boys for undisclosed indiscretions (loosing his mirror in a card game) this made way for Snow to return.
It was sad to see the dissapointment on Rob and Josh's faces when Snow didn't rig up, didnt help pull the boat down or lean.
On the water it was Suburban boys from the start. Suicide made some promising attacks untill a capsise at the top mark for the last time ended their chances.
With a course that had some nice angles and the wind switching a little at the right times som exciting spinaker rides were had by all.
End results were.
Suburban boys
Suicide Blonde
The Uninvited
The Asylum

Tilll next time
Pete C
please note some if not all of the preceding may not be entirely true

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