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Sublime sailing conditions

Stewart and Janet Ferguson on “F18” show Martin Flower and Darren Woon on “Flower Power” the way in the breezier conditions.SATURDAY saw four boats hit the waters of Lacepede Bay to contest the sixth heat of the ClubChampionship Series.
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Sailors were greeted at the beach by near perfect conditions with a 5 to 8-knot Westerly and calm waters.

David Curkpatrick on “Tek Screw” showed the fleet a clean set of heels from the outset with theconditions perfect for the A Class Catamaran. Following “Tek Screw” was Wayne and Josh Hancockon “Rikki Tikki Tavi”, Stewart and Janet Ferguson on “F18” and Martin Flower and Darren Woon on“Flower Power”.

Nearing the completion of the first triangle “Rikki Tikki Tavi” caught and sailed past“Tek Screw” with the help of their spinnaker on a down wind leg.

David Curkpatrick on “Tek Screw” loving the conditions in the 6th Club Championship.

The wind changed for the second half of the race as a change swept across the bay bringing a 15-knot South Westerly.

These conditions suited the bigger cats and allowed “Rikki Tikki Tavi” toextend their lead to the finish.

“F18” had some problems in the middle of the fleet after somerigging malfunctions stopped them from flying their Spinnaker and “Flower Power” headed for thebeach.

At the Finish it was “Rikki Tikki Tavi” ahead of “Tek Screw” and “F18” with “Flower Power” retired.

The handicap results for the day were, Frist Wayne and Josh Hancock on “Rikki Tikki Tavi”, secondDavid Curkpatrick on “Tek Screw” and third Stewart and Janet Ferguson on “F18”.

At the conclusion of racing sailors, friends and family settled in for a club tea and socializing whichwas enjoyed by all.

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