Race Report

It was an amazing balmy sunny April afternoon, but a tricky day for racing, with the wind shifting nearly in a full circle during the course of the day.  The race committee took the unusual step at DBSC of raising the AP on shore while waiting firstly for the breeze to come in, and then for the northerly breeze that appeared to be replaced by the predicted E / SE breeze scheduled to arrive from nearby Botany Bay.  The AP came down at 1.45pm and racing was underway a little late at 2.20pm in a 6-7 knot easterly.  After some competitive racing in both fleets, the breeze began to fade, resulting in a shortened course being called at the last top mark, followed by hoisting of “N” over “A” to signify abandonment of further races, leaving time for the fleet to drift home, and enjoy a sundowner on the dock.

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