With 37 competitors on the water for Wednesday Twilight Race 2 it was a great success.
Congratulations to Laafin in first place in the Troubleshooters Jo Johannesen Pursuit race, with Slice of Heaven second & Dalliance third.
In the Dennis Livingston AMS Trophy, Take Five was in first place, Portofino second & Addiction third.
Race 2 of the Horizon Sails Spinnaker series, AMS results Silhouette placed first, Xit Strategy in second and Antagonist in third. IRC results Matador first, Rock n Roll second and Mrs Overnewton in third. The PHS results sees Espresso in first place, Seaya in second & Matador third.
The Best Start on 1 second went to Bushido & Leilani.
Big thanks to our race management team of Ian Guyett, Selwyn Stokes & Brandon Phillips.
Saturday 5 November
Racing was conducted after early advice from the Bureau of Meteorology that the gale warning would be lifted at 10.30 and the winds were abating as the afternoon progressed. Racing was delayed to 1400 to allow for a further abatement of winds.
All the divisions were combined onto the eastern course with a start just off point Ormond.
Under lumpy conditions, the three divisions all got off to clean (albeit conservative) starts, with a nearly two mile course out to the channel, three laps for division 1 and two laps for divisions 2 and three.
Those brave enough to fly spinnakers struggled with the 20-30 knot breezes that gusted to 35 at times. Some now making appointments to see the sail makers during the week.
Squadron boats fared well, particularly Portofino with a 2nd in YV (performance) and a 3rd in AMS.