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Monday, April 8, 2013

GBYC 7th april short course series

Yesterday saw the running of the short course series, this was run in the morning in a 10 to 15 knot easterly.
As with easterlys any where this had the crews bursting with excitement. even Snow turned up before 10 am

With Craig still having repairs done to his boat he chose to baby sit to gain some points which he claims he will use one day? This left four starters for the two races. Jessy was playing soccer so Andy was poached from Norma, Merv bailed to sail on a keelboat,(which happens to belong to friend of prospective new woman), so Pete slid back to relax on the tiller having watched all those go-pro movies so how hard can it be?? Greg was enlisted to go on the wire. Dean and Snow had their normal crews.

Race one saw the lead change several times as seems to be the case in club racing of late. Being windward leeward course the pressure was kept on all race and a close finish with a bout one minute between all boats ensured all kept on their toes.

Race two was much the same as race one with again numerous lead changes and all tasting success throughout the race, once again the finish was a close affair. In the end the cream (Suicide Blonde) rose to the top only to be kept just under the surface by a layer of scum  (Suburban boys), only kidding.

Final Results were

Suburban boys 2 wins  crew Snow,Rob and Josh
Suicide Blonde 2 seconds     Pete, Greg and "tweaker"Browne
The Asylun       1 3rd 1 4th   Dean, Ian and Paul
Uninvited          1 4th 1 3rd   Mozz, Phil and "dolly" Andy.

At the end of the race Andy, keen to please Mozz leapt from the boat,raced up the beach and pushed Mozz's "dolly" into the water to retreive the boat. Trouble is Mozz only has a trailer, after much laughter and Mozz whingeing about spending spare time repacking wheel bearing the fleet adjourned to the "tree of wisdom" to reflect on the day over a few coronas and plan for next week.

Next saturday is club heat 6 at the normal start time
Rumours around the club of Craig making an appearence if his boat is ready.
see you there
Pete C

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