For the last race of the year 15-20knots NE going NNE was the forecast and the starter set both divisions off together and up to the Islands on the alternate course which is a pearler (many thanks, also giving the keen CRSC fleet a chance of space on their long course race) - so we went with big main, no2 genoa and medium kite. Tide low 2.30pm.
By Paul Fowler (Farrago)
We were greeted by a glorious Sydney day. Winds were light at only 4 or 5 knots so were a little surprised to see the Long Course flag flying. As it turned out Peter and Carmel were right to keep to the program and send us to the harbour. A special thanks to Peter and Carmel for doing the starter duties too, they seem to be gone before anyone gets a chance to thank them. ...
This race was abandoned due to wind gusts exceeding 35 knots (part of the club hazardous weather policy), however Barry from AOE and Rob from RGT give their accounts below:
Having sailed at PRSC for 30 plus years, I have been one who has always played by the rules of sailing. These rules are written in the little blue book, and then there are the "Whitsunday's rules". These were developed in close consultation with a number of very wise men, and involved late nights and sunny days of passionate discussion, always involving natures sweet nectar. In days gone by Sumo and Peanuts sailed the Adams 10 "Not So Squeezy" 2 up, setting spinnakers and observing the Whitsundays Hydration Rules, so I ask what gives my skipper Speedo the right to not observe the Whitsunday rules and only allow only one beer during the race on Saturday, gee it's only a race. And the big boys are such bullies of us in the little boat.