The light winds this morning made this Regatta a matter of finding the skills to get around the course as efficiently as possible. Our 7 303’s were set up for light winds, but unfortunately the body weight of the sailors made a huge difference to their speed.

All of the boats were rigged by the teams taking them out.

It was great to see that 2 new sailors for our group were the second and third place getters.

A wonderful team of helpers arrived to take their places on Charlie’s Chariot: Driver: Warwick McKenzie, Buoy layer Ken Boyes, Observers and helpers: Su Ann, Virginia. The brilliant photos were taken by Minami.

slideshow

Slideshow of Setting up the boats, each rigs his own boat, Our team for today,
The concentration on the faces of Charlie’s Chariot Crew,
The Race Officers, General racing photos, Before the start, race in progress
and the placing’s - 1st place to Peter and Jet - 2nd place, Christian and Tara - 3rd place, Ian and Tony.

Our teams and final positions after 3 races were:

Boat name

Skipper

Crew

Position

Dolly Wallis

Peter Singer

Jet Napton

First

Vin

Christian Winkleman

Tara Gordon

Second

Eli D

Ian Pretty

Tony Jones

Third

Woody

Denis Linney

Ivan Demeny

4th

Black Swan

Jackie Morgan

Ros Chow

5th

ING

Rob Southam

Taiga Southam

6th

Alex Martin

Michael Burnett

Ollie Williams

7th

 

While the race was in progress, Colleen went out and bought the ingredients for a very special Australia Day lunch which was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole team after all the equipment had been stowed away.

Eli.