Sunday 17 Apr Results

A good turn out for Easter Sunday with winds starting off for “A” rig then building for “B” rig for the last 5 races
We welcomed visitor Richard McNeily who haled from Tauranga and soon to be resident in the Far North. Watch out guys he sails as good as Carl.
After 3 races all sailors switched to B rig with the exception of Roddy where he showed his skill in keeping “Baby Blue” upright most of the time and took out first place
The last race Roddy switched to B Rig to give us other guys a fair chance. ( see results)
The 3 lap short course was set by Carl with a challenging biased start line , close to shore sandbanks (caught a few out) , top mark only meters from shallow shore and with the unpredictable  rivers of wind there were chances for everyone .
I feel that our few blind sailors were happy with this layout change meaning they could compete better at the marks and also see their errors more clearly meaning that all penalties were completed with good grace and made for a great event.
The highlight of the day was when Carl set the course to traverse the island. Blind sailing around the back, only 2 made it around . Congratulation to Glen for first home closely followed by Doug who I believe actually sailed the furthest.
All other entrants had to be rescued by Carl and in particular Roddy who beached a total of five time after being set free. Carl returned from rescues with a wide smile and drenched from retrieving Roddys tiller happy boat.
Thank you Carl .
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