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Shiralee Cup - 24 March 2018

posted 28 Feb 2018, 00:46 by Geoff Head   [ updated 22 Oct 2019, 16:57 ]
Crew: Geoff, Robert, Murray, Paul Wavish, Robin

Forecast: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots early afternoon, to 20 knots in the evening. Fine weather.

As Temptation were short staffed we invited Paul and Robin to join us on Halo. We had a great start crossing the line a few seconds after 1315 hrs with Paul doing an excellent job on helm.

We tacked into the northerly out of Evans bay with full main and No.1 Genoa in third place behind Airlift and Liquid Asset. Crossing the harbour towards Somes Island we had to negotiate the Bluebridge ferry with both Airlift and Liquid Asset having to lose a bit of ground while taking evasive action but not enough for us to catch them.

Rounded the Somes Island marker at 1413 hrs still in third position and headed west towards Ngauranga and prepared the spinnaker. Rounded the marker at 1432 and hoisted the kite. We were a bit slow getting the spinnaker fully hoisted but onece up we made good progress back to Evans Bay passing the finish line at 1507 hrs in third place ahead of Wakarere, Shogun and Andal.

Dropped Robert and Murray off at Evans Bay so Robert could catch his flight back to Auckland and Paul, Robin and Geoff motored back to Chaffers.

Geoff Head,
28 Feb 2018, 00:46
Shiralee Cup - 24 March 2018.gpx
Geoff Head,
28 Feb 2018, 00:46