The first nor’easter of the Saturday season arrived and there was a spring in everyone’s step when we got to the bay and saw the breeze funnelling down under the Gladesville Bridge. Low tide was 3.23pm so not a big deal for the race except keep an eye on the depth sounder. The breeze held for most of the race at 15-18 knots average and 20-25 knots in the gusts, some of which were mongrels.
Saturday 11-11-2017 ( Remembrance Day)
We know that this weeks race is going to be tough without our lynch pin, the barrel chested Jim. Great news however arrives during the week when the skipper calls to say that Jamesy, the legendary one, (AKA Mr Wonderful), would grace us with his presence for this race at the mere cost of a few beers with rum chasers. What a bargain to obtain the services of one of the rivers legendary sailors, second only to the great Willo and Sumo, who naturally tie for first place!
For the Div1 Spring Series Race 6 (and final in the series) the wind was 10-17knots, SE course, tide going out till 3:15pm.
In weather you wouldn’t put your cat outside in, the coldest November weekend for 16 years, the usual (but less 2 boats) suspects lined up – us in RGT, SF after a very late exit off their mooring to just make the start, AOE and BT. LOEG is one week away from returning so that’s good, and NL is hopefully back soon. Thankfully the (light) rain stopped just before the start but started again right on the finish. The temperature remained constant all day at shivering.
Saturday had arrived again with the forecast of a nice 8 to 12 kt sea breeze building slightly in the afternoon. Our regular starter Anne was back on deck so normal broadcasting was restored. The vacationers were still nowhere to be seen, which left us with five starters in div 1. Next Light, who is a regular in our twilight series, made a most welcomed appearance.......