With the open racing the conditions were perfect with e/s/e winds around 12/15 knots and the occassional extra puff and a course set starting in our channel and then 2 laps in the soverign channel where I set a good broad reach up to the top of ephriam then a really close reach back to A mark opposite runners . This course made for great racing especially amongst the middle pack while greg and peter stayed out in front . Casey came home third after a recall at the start for over early and then becoming involved in the middle pack challenge with the rest of the fleet close behind , all in all a great race to watch.
Last weekend was certainally a wild one with both saturday and sunday sailing cancelled thanks to the cyclone just hanging off the coast thanks to the two high pressure cells down the bottom of the country allowing the cyclone to basically remain stationary . Its not the worst I have experienced regarding cyclones although the winds were up around 50 knots combined with full moon high tides but no rain which would have made conditions even worse . My main concern was our damaged pontoon ( cracked ) which I thought might break up taking public nuisance with it but surprise surprise she is still there even if the crack is a bit wider , nuisance rode it out well thanks to andrews smart bridling system and a bloody large anchor and heavy chain all firmly stuck in the mud in front of the club.
The weather is looking much better for this weekend with another club championship race scheduled and juniors plus junior race training for Sunday and week two of our current Adult learn to sail program back as well so lets keep our fingers crossed for a good weekend of sailing for everyone.
CU on the water