So, Saturday marked the final day of the Western Circuit, steering the Rekerring Dream, Ker32.
Pretty decent showing for inaugural regatta - 5/2/3/3/2/3 in a fleet of 9 well sailed boats.
The Esses were harder to beat on the first (lighter), weekend but we had the measure of them last Sat.
Bill Bremner's Foxy was on fine form- scoring a string of firsts with Sarab Singh's Windsikher only getting Bill once as far as I remember.
It was nice to take a few races off Windsikher actually, since that boat (S40IRC) is moded for the light stuff and has 8ft more hull than us.
Our starting was really good and we were getting there with the numbers up and down. Considering the level of the crew pre-regatta, I was pleased with the way we were turning corners, however that is the area where we can make the most improvement.
Nice bunch of guys - Jon (Bow), Piffy (Mast), Sam (Pit), Nev / Zhen (Trim), Woody (Main), Me (Helm), Varney (Nav), although I was re-christened 'Krueger' by the end of the regatta because I was beasting them around the coarse!
The biggest surprise for me was the after-sail, which was done really well. SMU were taking it really seriously, with excellent media coverage - masses of free piss and bands, dancing girls, prizes, auctions - you name it! Several banquets as well!
Good effort Singapore - highly impressed!