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SUMMER SERIES RACES 007 & 008

Ahoy Club Summer Series Sailor

Another two races were sailed last Saturday, on the last race date of the Club Summer Series. Over the four race dates in this series, 8 races have been completed, and each and every one of them was a memorable part of a broad and positive sailing learning curve for many out there.

The conditions on the day were tricky…not much wind, a fair sized swell pushing through, and plenty of kelp about. Careful helming with the swell and resultantly shifting breeze over each period would be key. These testing conditions brought far greater separation of performance across the fleet, with the smaller boats struggling to compete with the bigger ones on corrected handicap. This is in stark contrast to the highly competitive results across all divisions in the previous six races in the series.

Notwithstanding this, it was another lekker day of sailing on the water. To illustrate this, despite the bridge shortening course on the last race, most yachts continued and sailed the full course anyway…

So there is staying power out there, and even though it was cold and wet, it was a well worth it!

We had 17 yachts out on the water on the day, with 6 from Division 1, 4 from Division 2 and 7 from Division 3.

A pleasant prizegiving followed, along with a lot of banter and good spirit about club sailing and the end of the club championships season. Congratulations to all participants in the Club Summer Series, with an overall series fleet of 28 yachts, who have made sailing in this set of races such a pleasure. Race and Series results are here.

Sail for fun

Luke

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