stories? who went right, who banged left hand shore, who managed the current, who hit traffic. Who sailed better.
Day of snakes and ladders as spring N'easters can be...
Firstly a big welcome to a few new boats in the S30 fleet;
Pistol Dawn; a quick Y88 back after full refit and looking good!
Devils Lair; well known and modded MtGay30 (were the factory team on board?)
Twocan; Masrm 920 from Manly having their first trip to SASC
Velocity; well campaigned Bene 31.7
Well done to the old farts on Youngstar, great to see the team back in action. Watchout for this one when the breeze freshens.
Breeze was typically going to be E early, perhaps
turning to a proper seabreeze NE mid afternoon, and likely to fade back to E later in the day.
Off a 26 boat start line (26 starters equals the best ever for S30s!) it wasn't easy to find a clean lane to the right. Ask Frayedsheet; Tasty and Z got repeatedly bounced back to the left up the first beat while a couple of boats took sterns to get right.
ShereK, Tigger and Yougstar did best on the right. Close racing for the rest of us.
Second and final beats were all big righties..... provided you were all the way right. Some folk fell out of the right hand lane and paid dearly (Tigger maybe?)
Some folk stopped thinking and went all the way left on the final beat.......
Looked unbelievably close racing in the mid pack and corrected results suggest same.
And Ten8ious had a good day amoungst the tiger fleet.
Curious to see how the Soto30 will fare, my guess is that it will present with a full "factory" team on its initial outing.
Target is 30 boats on the line before Xmas.