It was a Cooler day around 18 degrees with a reasonable breeze approx. 10-11 knots, due to increase and then back off again by 5pm. We are on the Abbottsford end of the line in Xena with 3 up, with Farrago 2 x up right behind us -right near that rock shelf of the club with Firefly well over to Sydney Rowers.
It was the best day this season so far for a harbour race, with a beautiful balmy 23 degree day with 10 knot breeze, dropping later to about 8kn for the finish a run out tide.
We all assembled at the club for delivery to LoEG ( League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) midday.
At the boat it was the usual bit of light maintains reload the Esky, next we see Willo and George rowing to the boat. All aboard so up goes our main, drinks called as we head down to the club.
Talk then starts about sail selection for the harbour, with a run out tide and the wind on our back coming home. The right selection of the jib can make our day.
It was a boiling hot 34 degree day for race 1 of Summer Series with a change predicted for mid afternoon.
Pre race start we are trying to stay cool with a West wind freshening for the start.
With flags up it’s a West course (course 3 ) there’s 2x Div 3 boats Xena Warrior Princess and Farrago ready and keen to Race each other again.
Today is the start of the Summer series at PRSC, with a variable breeze forecast to be NW swinging to the SE. Last year we were blown of the water with a similar forecast, likewise a few years earlier. Send her down Huey, and we'll treat you with respect.
We motored out of Tarban Creek and felt the the strength of the southeasterly piping out of Five Dock Bay so we reefed the main rather badly and sailed up to the start. We decided to shake out the main and use our number two jenoa knowing that we would be over powered in Hen and Chicken Bay.
Written by: Graham and Colin Date of Race: 1-9-18
Vessel: Black Velvet Adams 10 Division: 1
Season: Spring 2018-2019 Race Number: 1
We get to the LoEG 12.30 for some maintenance and usual pump out then pack the Esky with refreshments. Next we see Willo ashore and about to row to the boat, but no George today.
Guess he has gone to his soccer Presentation with his brother Ed. Now 2 crew down, a lot will be expected from our spare crew Paul today.
The day of the last race of the Saturday season finally dawned. This was to be the last of three more 'last races' for Still Festering this season: The last Saturday PRSC race, the last Sunday Combined Clubs race, and the last Wednesday twilight series race....
Race Report From Lennie on Hot Stuff....
The boys brought the boat into the wharf & we were waiting for one more crew to arrive. While waiting the wind was blowing up to 15 knots. It was pretty wet too. We got out on the water with minutes to spare for the start. There were 3 boats in the race, Blur, Hot Stuff, and Still Festering. We changed head sails all up 3 times with 1 on a down winded run only to find we were coming 2nd in between 5 to 7 knots of wind, so we chased Mich & crew on Still Festering all night long.
Still Festering come across the line 1st and then Hot Stuff got a gust of wind on the line to cross the line in 2nd place, and Blur drifted back to the finish line in 3rd place. Handicap results were Hot Stuff in first place, Still Festering in second and Blur in third place.