The light winds this morning made this Regatta a matter of finding the skills to get around the course as efficiently as possible. Our 7 303’s were set up for light winds, but unfortunately the body weight of the sailors made a huge difference to their speed.

All of the boats were rigged by the teams taking them out.

It was great to see that 2 new sailors for our group were the second and third place getters.

A wonderful team of helpers arrived to take their places on Charlie’s Chariot: Driver: Warwick McKenzie, Buoy layer Ken Boyes, Observers and helpers: Su Ann, Virginia. The brilliant photos were taken by Minami.

Slideshow of Setting up the boats, each rigs his own boat, Our team for today,
The concentration on the faces of Charlie’s Chariot Crew,
The Race Officers, General racing photos, Before the start, race in progress
and the placing’s – 1st place to Peter and Jet – 2nd place, Christian and Tara – 3rd place, Ian and Tony.

Our teams and final positions after 3 races were:

Boat name Skipper Crew Position
Dolly Wallis Peter Singer Jet Napton First
Vin Christian Winkleman Tara Gordon Second
Eli D Ian Pretty Tony Jones Third
Woody Denis Linney Ivan Demeny 4th
Black Swan Jackie Morgan Ros Chow 5th
ING Rob Southam Taiga Southam 6th
Alex Martin Michael Burnett Ollie Williams 7th

While the race was in progress, Colleen went out and bought the ingredients for a very special Australia Day lunch which was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole team after all the equipment had been stowed away.