Barry makes way well with many decent knocks up to the first mark with Snowgoose chasing well .
The other contenders Xena and A Fine Balance chasing .
Back down to 5 we see in the distance Farrago and close behind Snowgoose and A Fine Balance in the mix, but wait Snowgoose turns left for no 6 mark instead, allowing Farrago and A Fine Balance to get away .This also allows Xena time to get around 5 before her also, as we have a great line to the mark .
Back up to 2 as we near the club and see Farrago in the Div 1 race again. We continue to 2 and round Cabarita to set the spinnaker down to 4 . We start catching back up to the leading bunch but then get a big knock and have to drop the spinnaker , then we fall in a hole but soon recover down to 4 .
We get a great run up to the cabarita marina and round the point catching up to Snowgoose .
She gets a better run for a few minutes but we gain on her whilst we have our afternoon muffins, coming up with her just in front as the top mark .
We start our run back to 5 Snowgoose is in front but we look up from our straight run to clear cabarita , clubhouse and abbotsford pts but wait WHAT DO WE SEE ON THE ROCKS AT CABARITA ……Snowgoose stuck but as we slip past , they edge her off and chase us down to 5 .
We round 5 and yes skipper says time for the purple spinnaker again to the line , we head straight for Sydney Rowers end of the line,accelerating just enough to get away from Snowgoose round the point and across the line by about 1-2 minutes .
The results are
2. A Fine balance
3. A Fine Balance
Great race all
Only 25 seconds between Farrago and AFB well done !
And we've enjoyed another sail and good stoush with Snowgoose .