Big Boat Race Report

It was a classic early autumn afternoon on the Harbour.The 18s ‘world championships’, their JJ Giltinans, were on and I heard stories of their first race, the day before. There was also a Sydney Harbour regatta with multiple fleets, so many that start boat volunteers were having a hard time picking which was their pin. Protests were being prepared. And of course the DBSC BIG boats. The Clubhouse was crowded, Paul and his catering group were busy, busy. Small repairs were being done on the grassIt was sunny and autumn-warm. A classic Sydney sea breeze, nor-east, blew all weekend.Corinna, G-Force, Sanity, Smitten, T&T  all presented for the start; our line is fixed and in a nor-easterly we have to cross the line on port. That all happened with manoeuvrings and judgements; Corinna won the start, then T&T and G-Force, Sanity and Smitten.T&T was late because – we were late; her skipper misjudged time by 15 seconds; Sanity because she had to give

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