We had a blinder.
New main, the hoist was like christmass. Thanks Phil for paying 50%.
Delayed start no wind, fog, raft up and rumbos, woried we would even have a race. The sun came out and the start moved up the harbour into a slight seabreeze. Short course, good move by the comitee.
Fantastic to see Frantic Drift, They are looking good, slightly underpowered, maybe missing a no 1 head sail? I hope they come out for the CC.
Exodus sailed over us and then straight under Tigre. Attitude late for the start but then sailing higher than us. The breeze was dropping again and I started getting a hangover.The fleet tacked east on a nock and to find breeze. Not good.
All by ourselves now, committed to this side. We noticed a nolex 22 cruising allong at twice our speed towing a dinghy on a wind line in Browns bay. Blow me down, tacked on 90 degree shift and an easy fast reach in the sun to Navy Buoy.
Downwind to Hay stack, managed to sail around a few more boats. Too easy. At Hay stack, we cought up to Wired and Ran Tan, big boats look magnificent close up, must be lots of adminsitration two handed.
Tight reach passing Motuhihi, big boats passing us again and we are trying to wind through, dipping 88s and 930s, jeez they try to make it hard. Exodus then came out of nowhere, they are fast on a reach but we managed to hold them out, just. Very happy with the result.
We didnt notice the comitee had a barge deep in the bay, we rafted up on the other side. The music was good and loud, enough to drown out the whole bay. Lots of rums and good time. Cheers.