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WINTER SCRATCH SERIES ROUND THREE – CLUB CHAMPS ROUND ONE

2julWINTER SCRATCH SERIES ROUND THREE – CLUB CHAMPS ROUND ONE

A little overcast a but beautiful, fresh Queensland Winters Day, eight eager skippers ready to sail, an incoming tide both weed and jellyfish free and… NO WIND!

With the buoys in place and boats on the water, race one of the day got underway on time… the lack of wind however was obviously going to be a serious factor but everyone was confident that the conditions would improve eventually with time… unfortunately by the second race it was evident that this hoped for improvement with ‘time’ was going to take a little longer than expected and the sailing was becoming exceedingly protracted and the fleet was separating into two distinct groups, so an early break was called.

During the break, ripples on the water were either an encouraging sign of a growing breeze or more precisely, wave wake residual from a Cat ‘motoring hard’ out of the harbour! Nevertheless, all skippers were called back to the water for the start of race three… sadly the fleet was again left adrift with the flotilla yet again separating into noticeably well-defined groupings. As the conditions weren’t improving it was clear that the day was going to be very challenging and would certainly not be a just representation of anyone’s sailing, so race three and sailing for the remainder of the day was abandoned.

Sincerest thanks to Ian FORSTER for his time as PRO and John McLACHLAN for scoring and to all hands on deck for stowing the site.

Cheers
Bruce.

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