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EBYMBC 2017 Winter Series - 1 July 2017

posted 1 Jul 2017, 21:20 by Geoff Head   [ updated 22 Oct 2019, 17:08 ]
Crew: Peter, Eduardo, Geoff

Marine Forecast: Northeast 20 knots. Rain developing.

Today was meant to be race 2 in the EBYMC Winter Series but was cancelled due to lack of boats. The weather put them off. W
ind reading at 9am this morning was 10 kts in Chaffers and 15 kts at Wellington Airport so we went out for a sail anyway and had a great day out on the harbour. We should have won the race by default as the only starter!

Departed Chaffers Marina at 1142 hrs with No. 1 Reef in the Mainsail and the No. 3 Jib hanked up. With wind 11-15 kts we beat across the harbour at around 6 kts with Peter on helm. Sea was fairly rough with some nice heeling action and a few good sized waves breaking over the bow. Exciting stuff!

Did a couple of tacks before stopping in the lee of Soames island at the club mooring. After a break for lunch and a cuppa we headed towards the Ngauranga top mark buoy with Eduardo on helm. Then turned south downwind with the Jib Goose-winged with the spinnaker pole. Wind was getting up to 20 kts and we were racing at speeds up to over 7 kts.

Arrived back at Chaffers berth at 1538 hrs.

Wellington Sailing 1 July 2017.gpx
Geoff Head,
1 Jul 2017, 21:21