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posted Oct 21, 2012, 3:48 PM by Mark Tobin

The first 2 of the clubs catamarans have headed north to Pittwater, leaving after racing yesterday.  The Lord’s in Overture and Leach’s in Tranquility headed off after the presentations concluded yesterday but opted for a night at Hole in the Wall before an early start this morning, when the southerly kicked in last night.  The boats are the first contingent of catamarans heading off to represent the JBCYC’s multihulls for the upcoming Pittwater Seawind Regatta, with others expected to leave later in the week.  This morning it was reported that the boats, after a 4am start, were running north with 35 to 40 knot winds gusting from behind.  Alan Leach reported nearly losing his dinghy off Tranquility’s davits with the rough conditions at one point and opting to run under motors to keep the boat under control.  Last reports had them off Gerringong around 8.30am still making good speed.  The weather will dictate whether they pull in somewhere for the night or press on to make Pittwater in one leg.  The Club wishes all our multi’s good luck in the regatta and smooth seas for the rest of the voyage.