Big Boat Race Report

It was an absolutely sparkling afternoon; warm without being hot, a 10-15 knot sea breeze; an almost empty harbour (the 18s are finished for the season, the summers championships are done). But the DBSC big boats were racing!On shore, it was DBSC’s Community Day, with sausages and jumping castles and families; the wharf was crowded with young things headed for ’The Island’. Word was it was that strange site’s last day for the season. And this morning was the end of daylight saving, the turn of the seasons.6 boats presented, all competitive; what would happen today? John Vasey kindly provided the start – from the Paul Adam – starting the start sequence punctually at 1.00pm; and he provided also a well-placed mark at Point Piper.Corinna won the start, but proved uncharacteristically restrained upwind, rounding the first mark fourth behind Sanity, Chenonceau and T&T. She had to fight to stay in touch on the shy reach to Taylor’s

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