Race report 22 October 2022

From our LTRAR David Huber:Saturday was a very busy day at the DBSC clubhouse beginning with coaching for the Women’s Regatta as well as our PRO competency session presented by Hugh Leicester.Thanks to the learnings in the PRO training perhaps, racing began on time at 1400 with sailors from Vaucluse Yacht Club, Hunters Hill Sailing Club, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club joining Double Bay sailors for the first leg of the Vaucluse/DBSC challenge.The line was set perfectly square (as per the morning’s lesson from Hugh). The wind and sea-state certainly tested all who sailed, with the average breeze from the north at 22kts gusting to 30kts with a short high chop made sailing difficult.  It was the usual Double Bay triangle with extra chaos at the wing mark gybe. There were lots of capsizes and these increased in frequency as sailors started to tire.  Two

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