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Autumn Series Race 4 - Great Racing on a Grey Day

posted May 5, 2015, 5:15 AM by David Churchward

The Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht Club’s Autumn Race 4 was held last Sunday. Rain early in the day deterred a number of sailors and resulted in a smaller than usual fleet.  Racing commenced at 11am, by which time the rain had ceased and although overcast conditions persisted the rain held off and the winds remained steady around 15-20 knots from the south.

The short course commenced in Hare Bay and tracked southeast towards Long Beach, then across the Bay to Huskisson, then an easterly reach to Honeymoon Bay and then home to Callala Bay.

Points are awarded under Performance Handicap but it is always the chase to the line that excites the sailors. This race was no different except the ‘race’ was between a monohull (Manly Too, Bavaria 44) and a multihull (SasSea, Seawind 1000XL) with Manly Too crossing just 2 minutes before SasSea.

Division 1 winner (performance handicap) was Invincible followed by Alexander. Division 2 saw Motion successful again and the multihull Division (Div 3) was won by Miz Behavin followed SasSea.

This penultimate race for the season has left a number of yachts in both Division 1 and Division 3 vying for top spot in the Autumn Series. The last race of the Autumn Series will be keenly contested and is to be held Sunday May 17.