Crunch time for the Summer Series with the sixth and last race, and the pre-start tension was obvious. ENE breeze 10-15 knots. 4.00pm low tide with a 1.5m drop from the high, and a hcap start flagged so after a mild dose of apoplexy and grabbing the book of words this was sorted out and the usual four suspects were off to Lukes Bay just as the Bedlam Cup fleet from up harbour came to their leeward mark in the east of the bay.
We were greeted by a pleasant E to SE breeze of 10 to 15Knots. We selected the number 2 genoa and headed to the start area to be joined by Xena, Wind Falls and Memphis.....
Summer series race 5 so clutch time, with only one more series race to go after this.
SE breeze 10-15 knots with maybe a tad more out of H+C Bay. 4.30pm high tide – but only 1.21m so not much influence.
The usual Div1 suspects got a close start with Axis of Evil (AOE, good to see Jimmy back on board after a couple of months working too hard) getting the jump a bit to leeward of Resurgent (RSGT), Still Festering (SF) to leeward of them followed by League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LOEG). AOE got to the true breeze around Abbotsford Pt first and soon had the bilge pump active after a gust came through, and rounded Abbotsford followed by SF, RSGT, LOEG.