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Round The Bay series and race 4 of the Spring series

posted Oct 26, 2008, 9:58 PM by Peter Atkins
Sailor's Delight
by Meryl Simpson

Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht Club once again were blessed with entertaining and varied conditions for the second race of the Round The Bay series and race 4 of the Spring series.

The two division start saw Kenny Dryburgh's Rockhopper break cleanly from the fleet and reach the S1 mark first for division2, while for division 1 it was Dennis Godfrey's Wahoo to lead.

Light to moderate winds prevailed but strengthened as the day progressed. Conditions early in the daynsuited Ron Kelly's Splinter which was actually in front of Cougar for a good part of the race and gave Wahoo a run for its money as well.

Steve Simpson's Dalliance also delighted in the early conditions, forging through the fleet of Jouissance, Friendship and Taste and Try to give the crew of Arabesque quite a wake up call as they overtook in the beautiful Beneteau 38.

However, as the wind strengthened, both Splinter and Dalliance lost positions before the finish line.

Jim McDonald, skippering the Navy boat Friendship, had a great finish and obviously revelled in the stronger winds passing Arabesque on the final leg.

Jim Lay on Acqua Gem tested the crew of Rock Hopper with very close racing for most of the course.

One of the happiest results of the day was the girls from Isis taking first on performance handicap for division 2. Their persistence and consistency finally paying off.

Jouissance was forced to withdraw due to a crew injury and Making Waves finished well despite experiencing a man-overboard.

Results as follows:

Division 1
Line Honours: Wahoo
RHS:
Wahoo
Dalliance
Friendship
PHS:
Splinter
Dalliance
Friendship

Division 2
Line Honours: Tranquility
RHS:
Making Waves
Sundowner
Rock Hopper
PHS:
Isis
Sundowner
Making Waves


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