Big Boat Report

Written by: Stephen QuainDespite a heavy smoke haze and no wind around lunchtime, we decided to race with a predicted 15-knot SE breeze and a flat sea – and so it was.Time and Tide did not make it from Balmain, and a late withdrawal was Chris due to Corinna springing a leak on the mooring-so he spent the afternoon bailing her out-hopefully being able to rectify the leak.Peter Collie started us as arranged: 4 boats in line with Sanity slightly late but not for long.The first reach was slow for about 10 minutes, but the breeze came in, which Sanity and Pleasure 2 made the most of, to round the Point Piper mark 1st and 2nd followed by Chenonceau jousting with Rockhopper, and Smitten not far behind.Welcome back Mike after a long absence, despite the appearance of her sails, Rockhopper sailed very well in the conditions. We had a near

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