Race report 28 January 2023

From our PRO Geoff Kirk with Geoff BoscoeSailors were greeted by a hot day and a building North-Easterly breeze for Heats 5 & 6 of the 2023 Autumn point score.  The breeze lived up to the forecast by getting into the low 20 knot range.  There was chop from the wind, outgoing tide and boat traffic which made boat handling challenging.  It was busy in the boat park with competition for space from 18’ skiffs while room on the harbour was also at a premium.  The on-water race management team needed to fit the course into a compressed footprint because of the Etchells and 18’ skiff race courses.  A big fleet of 20+ ILCA6 sailors joined for the first race of the day.  This included a couple of defectors from the ILCA7 fleet and a couple of new visiting sailors who were warmly welcomed.  The first race was won on

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