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Easter Egg Cup 2024

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Published 12:12 on 6 Apr 2024

We turned up to a grey day with strong wind gusts forecast, what a start to the season, but when we got on the water we found it was pleasant, a nice temperature ,with light to medium winds. We started sailing east from the start line with very close competition in the mid fleet, with Chris in his streaker getting ahead and finishing first. Great sailing by Jacob and Lola in the 420 to get 2nd and Graham & Heather 3rd in the club 2000.

Race 2 as the race went on the wind dropped a bit, Anthony and Ollie (who had never sailed before) in his Osprey shot away nearly lapping the mid fleet, finishing a good 2nd, Chris continued his good form by winning with 3rd place to Jacob and Lola.

Race 3 - Monday, we arrived to beautiful sunshine, moderate winds with stronger gusts forecast, what a lovely day to be out on the water. Wind was from the south west so we started towards the Main beach then turned with a long run out to sea. Today the racing was mixed up a bit with Lawrence sailing really well in his Laser 2 winning with Rob Laser Radial who helped out in the Safety boat on the first day coming in 2ndwith Chris not far away in 3rd. Some really close racing was had with tricky winds shifts and tide to contend with.

Race 4 The wind forecast became true, quite windy with strong gusts, on the hooter there were boats jostling with some port and starboard close calls on the start line. The wind causing some very fast reaches with some tipping action at the gybe mark. Our youth team of Jacob and Lola in the 420, who do not normally sail together, excelled flying the spinnaker, trapezing and sailing so well they won race 4. Lawrence was flying around the course catching up and overtaking MucDhoo as they struggled to stay upright.

The two ILCA,s of Rob and Richard were battling and finished 24 seconds apart on corrected time. Chris had a few struggles and this race was his discard. All sailors came ashore shattered from the exertion, but with big smiles.

Great to see Tash out in a Quba.

Thanks as ever to Race box, and Safety boat folk, we can not sail without you.

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Last updated 12:12 on 6 April 2024

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