The Australian Sharpie is a highly competitive yet social class with a long history of attracting and developing champion sailors

Sunday, December 13, 2015

GBYC Club heat 3

Saturday saw the sharpies hit the bay in the strangest breeze we have sailed in since the freo states two years ago.

At the gun one end was in 15k sw and the other in zero Amber dreams led up the first work with the breeze filling in to the west around the top mark everyone parked up in no wind. Mozz and Jeff headed to shore and looked to be doing better whilst AD and Suicide Blonde headed out to sea and picked up a bit more the fleet converged at the gybe mark and headed out to the bottom mark with some breeze. SB had a 95kg sheet for the day so when it was on there were smiles all round.

Unfortunately there were some very light patches and the extra weight was a burden.After a few position changes AD cleared out with the rest giving chase. At the end it was Amber Dreams from a fast finishing Uninvited, Suicide Blonde and No Regrets putting up a good show in a strong wind to be not far behind. The tree of knowledge was opened and copious quantities of beer consumed and whilst most retired to the bar Mozz could still be seen "tacking" across the lawn in the fading light telling all who would listen how good he was.

This weeks sailing is on Sunday and a short course series with a 13.30 start

Pete C

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