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Short Course for Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht Club Spring Series Race 3

posted Nov 3, 2018, 4:56 PM by David Churchward

Despite earlier predictions from all the popular weather sites of high winds and unpleasant conditions, a fleet of 6 boats experienced excellent sailing conditions on Jervis Bay last Sunday 21stOctober. This was the 3rdrace for the Spring Series and was sponsored by the Huskisson Pub.


A short course starting in Callala Bay took the yachts down close to Callala Beach then across to Long Beach. Winds were consistent between 15 and 20 knots providing close sailing across the 2 divisions.


In Division 1 the Navy boat Friendship returned with Blue Timms at the helm. Invincible took up the task to see if Friendship could be beaten this season. Paul Gooey aboard his new boat “Out of the Blue” was also competing in Division 1, but is not yet eligible for points. Navy took the lead from the start and took out both line honours and performance handicap honours. Invincible came in second across the line and on performance handicap. Next race “Out of the Blue” will be eligible for points.


In division 2 we welcomed back “Double Time” with Peter Cowman at the helm. Regulars Y-Knot with Steve Lee at the helm and Relentless with Trevor Smith at the helm looked to continue their battle for Division 2 honours. Y-Knot took the start with Relentless and “Double Time” close behind. Positions remained unchanged during the race. Y-Knot took line honours and 2ndon performance handicap. Relentless was second across the line and 3rdon performance handicap. “Double Time” came over the top of all comers in division 2 on performance handicaps to take first.


The club welcomed back Ron and Eileen on the JBCYC start boat after a long absence.


Following the race the club members assembled at the clubhouse for a focus on Safety presentation by JB Marine Rescue and club members. This is a regular part of the club calendar that provides an opportunity for club members to keep up with the latest in safety and rules related to sailing and boating in general.