Sunday Sailing 11 July 2021
The frosty light breeze blossomed into a corker bright sunny day with a consistent mid+ A rig, west to south west wind. RO Robert confidently chose Race Area B and set an excellent course which accounted for the gradual swing from West to South West. Lloyd took on the tablet to record the IOM results and paper for the DF95s.
Robert and Lloyd exhibited what has become the norm’ this year:
Decisive, focussed and knowledgeable leadership for us to have the best possible racing.
Both were called on at the last minute this week to step in for today. THANK YOU “Team Norris and Harman” for putting on a great day.
For the second time in two Sundays, Rick CB and Paul shared equal first with Rick taking the day on count back. But, they did not have the racing all their way. Starts were fast and tight and as many as ten yachts contested the podium placings throughout the races, often crossing the line within as many seconds. The DF 95s had similar high quality racing. It is becoming clear that we need two courses now to avoid the regular scene of one fleet weaving their way through the other.
Robert trialled three laps for the IOMs in the morning session and it was surprising how quickly the races passed. However, it was generally agreed that not a great deal was gained, and that accurate result recording is harder.
Great to see V11 NZL 29 launched today and show its heels on many occasions. Well done Chris. And, welcome back to the Goth NZL 30. Gareth sailed it into third place in one race until an unfortunate collision took him out. Tex swapped hulls and set Flyer alight in Race 7 leading off the start and holding off a determined attack by all.
We were also pleased to meet DF 65 sailors from Nelson and Wanganui. They were staying in the area and came to see how we do things.
All in all, a great day out for PRSC radio sailing .