The freshish S/SW wind made for a nice change from the light breezes of late. There was plenty of wind shifts to make the windward works a tactical challenge. Gains to be gained….or not. B rigs were in favour with Peter T and Grant sticking with the A rig however there was no significant gain with the larger sail area.Read More
The threat of persistent rain over the morning may have impacted on numbers for the day. We had 6 starters for the day.
The wind was threatening to move south however kept in the west making the course massively starboard. We eventually corrected it to balance it up. The breeze started at 3-5 kts from the WSW the moving to the South at 5kts strengthening to 15kts. At 11am it then moved to the SE and after we changed down to B rigs the wind dropped back to 5kts from the SE. Frustrating!!!Read More
Finally a day with some breeze. An 18 to 28Km/h south westerly kept everone on their toes, especially those of us who chose to stay with an A rig.
Another great turnout with 11 boats tackling the gusty conditions which produced some close racing, with Andrew G, Murray D Peter B and Phil R fighting it out for the lead in most races.Read More
Six boats showed up to the pond today for some scratch racing. Also a couple of new boats down for a practise sail. The wind was fairly steady 10 to 16Km/h from the west , but as per last week
we had lots of shifts happening, requiring several tacks on shifts to get to the windward mark
in the shelter of the west bank, where it was even more flukey.Read More
HK WINS THE DAY
Sailing got started after removal of the weed build up left by the rain event of last week.
The wind of the day was variable both in strength and direction, starting in the NE and moving to the Nth over the morning. We managed to get 11 races in before the weather set in for the day.
Eight yachts on the pond today for some scratch racing. Also a couple of new boats down for a practise sail. The wind was fairly steady from the east, allowing for a long beat to the windward marks.
Geoff O was back after missing a couple of weeks and continued his winning ways to take out 1st place, although he was pushed at times by the rest of the fleet.Read More
Six yachts on the watet for some very intensive sailing. Wind was almost non existent with Phil R saying he had never seen the pond glassed off for so long, basically the wind picked up to 1 – 2 knots max and no stronger over the morning, dying to zero between gusts.Read More
The delivery of warm weather from the NE set both mornings up with a slow start with light variable breezes starting at 2-5kts settling in as the day progressed to 8-10 kts from the East. The variabilty of wind strength and direction made for lots of opportunities, likewise created traps if you went the wrong way.Read More
We had the breeze starting in the NE at 3 - 5 kts swinging significantly from NE to East. Nailing the start to be in a position to take advantage of the first shift was the formula to success today. It delivered significant leads at the first mark. Andrew sailed well to put himself in this position more often than everyone else.
Close racing over the morning between Andrew Grist and Greg Westerberg resulted in another tie that could not be separated by countbacks.
Racing was delayed in getting started with large swings in the wind from the East to the South, finally settling in the SE at 5 - 12 Kts, still swinging but much less so giving plenty of opportunies to windward'
Ten boats were on-course with tricky conditions to kick off with due to a highly variable wind direction and ranged in strength from 0-4 knts. Eventually the wind settled to a 5-10knt southerly and the course changes kept the racing with good windward/return legs.Read More
A small fleet of 12 participated in this series, competitors had a couple of days of non stop sailing over the weekend of 07-08 November, the only down time was for rig changes and a few easily fixed repairs. The weather from the east on Saturday and the west to south west on Sunday.Read More
Rule 10 Port/Starboard & Rule 11 Windward/LeewardRead More
RULE 18 - Mark RoomRead More