Thursday, March 24, 2011

Another interesting race!

The North-Wester produces some of the ebst sailing conditions Hout bay has to offer, last night was a good example. Slightly cool, *flat" water, 12-15 knots of wind. Due to limited daylight hours, the race officers set a fairly short course around the three inner marks, allowing 45 minutes of brisk racing. Start was at Fish on the Rocks, a beat up to Dunes, and then on to Ore Jetty for two triangles.

Quest and Megafreight jumped the start line and were duly recalled, costing them dearly and they went on to finish 5th and 4th respectively. Faraway sailed a cracking race, only to be outdone by Nandi (even more cracking and second over the line), while it was the veteran Shosholoza, sailed by Pat West with a junior crew, who took 1st place on handicap. They seemed to get faster and faster during the race . . .

Final results:
1 Shosholoza
2 Nandi
3 Faraway
4 Megafreight
5 Quest