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Monday, April 15, 2013

GBYC club heat 6 deja-vu

Once again the sailing at busso was on for the showdown of the two main combatants for honours in the chapionship.

The day started with the second consecutive easterly but this time a scratchy 5 to 10 knots.
A wind shift 2 minutes before the start meant port/pin was the favoured option.
Snow was keen to control the line but lost sight of Pete in his endeavor to cover mozz and Dean allowing Pete to get the jump at the pin. Whilst we whinge about soldiers courses not a wimper was heard from Suicide for all but the last short leg.
In a vivid re-enactment of state heat 4 Suicide had led all race only to be run down by the fleet as the breeze faded in shore and a slight NE brought the rest down.
Snow in the renamed Suburban boys went on to win whilst Pete with Suicide Blonde managed to narrowly hold of the fast finishing Mozz in the Uninvited and Dean in The Asylum.
At the debriefing under the tree of knowledge I noticed how quick you forget all the good breezes weve had and can only relate to the last one.After a few beers the pain of two wins that slipped away diminished as Brownie explained that if I were to become a Dockers Suporter Id get used to it!
Time to refocus for next week, Need a good result as Greg takes up footy duties for the last race so I need to find a replacement, maybe Merv can be enticed from the clutches of his new love!!

well done to all
final places
Suburban boys   Snow, Rob and Josh
Suicide Blonde   Pete, Greg and "tweaker"Browne
The Uninvited     Mozz,Phil and Andy
The Asylum        Dean, Paul and ?????

Norma did not sail as it is still in the shop for repairs
Craig "hacker" hopes it will be ok for next week
as there are two races left we hope for a full turn out to finish on a good note

On last weeks report Mozz claimed he did not reply as he has only learnt how to turn on the computor unaided, so there is some one out there using his name!

Till next week
Pete C

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