Having the club to my self, the station is up and working in 15 minutes.
Time is marching on and Brads is MIA. Possibly the thought of more water over the bows may be too much to take 2 weeks in a row.
Checking the wind speed on our new machine sees the gauge saying 11 kph.
Stehen the Bowman on AOE arrives, he checks the river and suggest 11 kph may be wrong. Its more like a constant 20 knots.
The gusts are building and the teams start rolling in. Speed arrives, AOE has a crew! Michelle, Greg and Yato from Still festering join the recalibration team working on the weather station trying get the speed
indicator to read something like the true wind speed. Now building and in excess of 25 knots.
The crew from LOEG arrive along with G Major, looks like the Balcony 55 is going to get a work out today, Let's hope so. If we do a good job today Brad will cry because the fridge is dry.
At 1.30 Anne the starter calls off racing at PRSC to day. The oysters are being blown off the rocks and the koalas have lifelines on. Chairs are blowing down the deck.
Who needs a wind gauge when you get chairs sliding along the deck, that was a good gust. We make a tactical call to double up the chairs,
At 14.30 the 2 stack chairs go flying off the balcony. The big fella smiles at sheet hand, the smile says I hate a westerly, lets have another shout.
Bad luck Brad the fridge is empty, but as always the Balcony 55 had a great day. So make sure the fridge is full for the twilights.