10 December 2022 – The Tyrell and Russo Trophies

From our PRO Alistair Sutherland.Saturday 10th December 2022 saw the annual Christmas races at DBSC for the Tyrell and Russo trophies.  A festive fleet of about 30 boats gathered, many in Santa hats, all eager for that most important prize: to get their name on a DBSC honours board.The race team of Tim Heath, Trev Pots, Scott Finlayson, and Ben Byford found an East/South Easterly at 8 to 10 knots and duly laid a course between Point Piper and Shark Island.  As the Cloud Cover burnt off and the land heated, the Sea Breeze tried its best to form from the North East, but it never really got going due to the SE gradient.  All of which left us with massive left shifts, large variations in pressure, and an equal chance of making both massive gains and massive losses on each leg.The Tyrell race is unique at DBSC as it is

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