It was great to see Treasurer Allan Pride back in harness after quite a long brea and we welcome new member Douglas Campbell. It was also good to see young Cameron Torpy with dad Mitch giving his 65 a go.
To quote Robbie Burns “The best laid schemes o’mice an men gang after gley”. No matter how well you plan something inevitably it can go wrong. It seems I am always blaming BoM for the poor weather forecast, if it’s not the wind speed it’s the direction or both. Forecast was for NNW 5 - 10 kts for our 1pm to 3 pm sailing slot, so Wayne Coleman and I meticulously set a perfect start line across the pond with a choice of windward marks and a perfect leeward mark. All looked fine until just before 1pm when the NNW’y went almost WEST which meant the start was a reach. Unfortunately, the wind shifted all over the place making it difficult to say which way we should start at times.
It was decided to stick with what we had and we were able to sail 9 races. Douglas and Cameron missed the first race so we had 6 that made the start line for the first race. Barry Glazier managed to keep out Wayne Coleman to get a well deserved win. After that it was chase Wayne who notched up 7 wins a 2nd and a 3rd. For 7 points. Very well done Wayne. Barry continued his fine form coming in 2nd overall with a win and 5 seconds and 1 3rd. With 14 points. It didn’t take our treasurer Allan Pride long to hit his straps with 1 win and 18 points taking out 3rd place. Douglas Campbell was plagued with water getting into his boat which undoubtably cost him a fair number of places and yet he scored three 3rds. Well done Douglas for battling on to the end.
The good news was it didn’t rain….
A big thank you to Alan Whalley again for doing the scoring and for coaching Cameron sail his 65. Thanks everyone for helping with retrieving the buoys , it’s greatly appreciated.
No DF 65 SAILING THIS TUESDAY DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND RAIN