Race report 17 December 2022

Our PRO and and Vice Commodore, Rod Barnes reports:As PRO on the day, I must apologise for possibly, slightly, and sarcastically, misrepresenting on-course conditions (editor’s comment: not to mention the on-course refreshments!) in the briefing.  When we laid the course, there was blue sky, a consistent breeze of around 15 knots, water temperature sitting at about 25 degrees and palm trees lapping at the water’s edge on Clarke Island. Not quite sure what happened between the briefing and the start, but conditions changed dramatically.  We were forced to run the racing in Rushcutters Bay due the World Match Racing championships being held on our usual course in Double Bay – a special thanks to the CYCA for letting us know in advance!As the Jazzman positioned itself on the start line there was barely a laser in sight at 1.50pm.  The slightly reluctant fleet soon arrived and the management team of Rod Barnes and John

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