Club Marine Wednesday Twilight – Race 17

With this week’s weather pattern proving as unpredictable as ever, the conditions for this week’s Club Marine Wednesday Twilight was no exception.

The Race Committee was out in position with the start line set in Rushcutters Bay, but as the time for the attention signal neared, the wind died to as low as 0.1 knots. This unfortunately meant that the start of Race 17 would be postponed until the wind filled in and was stable enough to set a fair course.

“You can’t start a race if boats can’t sail,” Steve Kidson the PRO said reflecting on the evenings conditions.

Fifteen minutes later the postponement flag was lowered with six to seven knots of wind filling in from the east. As the breeze was still light and patchy, the Race Committee decided to set a shortened course from the start which eventually was shortened again to finish the crews at Shark Island.

With the light and fickle conditions, three yachts were caught over at the start with only two slowly making their way back to restart, the third being scored OCS.

Divisional winners included Richard Williams’ Calibre in PHS DivA, Akela in PHS DivB, Brent Carr’s Francesca in PHS DivC and Michael Cooper’s Moondance in PHS DivD.

Full results can be found HERE.

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