Wild rides lead to exciting racing.
Wild rides and submarining was the order of the day with strong gusty SW'ly winds. Kim Swarbrick showed his fine heavy weather skills with 5 wins from the 8 races sailed. Must have been his Albany racing experience. Kim did help with rig set up of other skippers but he was just too good a boat handler to lose. It was certainly B rig day. Rob Bovell was only 2 points behind with 2 wins but 6 second places. Keith Morris managed a couple of wins after some really good starts but lacked the downwind skills to consolidate his position. Rob Turton plugged away in difficult conditions, everyone having difficulty tacking in the relatively big short chop waves.
But having said that we all agreed that it was great fun and a huge learning curve for some of us.
All DF65 sailors please remember to put Sunday March 13th in your diaries for the A rig only invitation event, with the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club DF65 fleet joining us at Castlewood Parkway, usual 9.30 am start.