DAC Results, Scratch Racing, Thu 30th June 2022

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Yesterday, 14 sailors turned up for what looked to have great promise for the afternoon.  But looks are deceiving, and as soon as we started the practice race, the wind dropped.  It degenerated from there.

We got up to a temperature of 17oC and the wind came from the west / south west / south, and a bit of south east thrown in, ranging from 7 down to zero Knots.

We got 6 races in, but the practice race was reduced to one lap; and the final race was a struggle for all.

The A sail was the only choice for the day.

We used RO’s for the day, but with an opened-up start line which was occasionally in a good position relative to the wind, we had good starts generally.  I also felt that there was much more care taken in the buoy roundings… well-done everyone.

We had to constantly vary the course to accommodate the vagaries of the wind.  We started out on the west side of the deck because it was overcast and the sun would not present a problem; but then had to change the course over to the east side to try and get better air.

It was a frustrating day for everyone – I find that you have to work much harder to find the flurries and to keep the boat going, with some having more success than others.

With the limited racing on the day, Phil Stevenson took the honours in a tie with Graham Brown on 12 points. Noel McPherson and Bruce Hilliard followed up tying for third place on 15 points.

Not our best day of sailing!  Let’s hope next Thursday brings a B or C sail breeze.

Attached is the result sheet.

Our next Sail day is Thursday 7th July for a Handicap  Event.