90 not out and sailing on the rail!
Published 08:54 on 19 Jul 2021
Despite an ominous forecast, Race 5 of the Combined GHYC-WBC 2021 Winter Series presented great conditions with Force 3 northerlies and flat waters tucked in beneath the peninsula. A perfectly timed race by Weiti Boating Club allowed all boats to be tied up alongside before the dark grey clouds considerately washed down the decks, meaning we successfully dodged the squalls and wild weather from Saturday. Both fleets started off with no issues. The slightly shorter course had crews on their toes with most the fleet heading up the middle of the course so plenty of tacking. Several extras were hoisted on the triangular legs & a few more on the final downwind. A significant shout-out to Southern Rebel Helmsman Alan Wright, GHYC Patron, who celebrates his 90th birthday today.Line Honours this week goes to Gold Fleet yacht Patiko.
Sponsors : We appreciate the contributions from the following groups - The Engine Room, Nautical insurance, Conway Sails Hibiscus Marine Coatings & Auckland Engineering Supplies (ME) and the warm welcome back at the WBC clubrooms.
Gold Fleet: 7 starters,
White Fleet: 12 starters.
3rd - Glory Days, 2nd Meister, 1st - Memphis
3rd Patiko, 2nd Mixed Emotions, 1st Laser
Last updated 05:36 on 16 August 2021