After a week of wild wind, many would have expected a continuation of the fast-paced and gusty conditions for Sunday’s racing. What eventuated, though, was far different.
As crews made their way out to the start line off Point Piper it was a pleasant eight to 10 knot westerly which set up for a perfect start towards the Harbour Bridge and their first turning mark.
“It was a really good race. The wind shifted around a bit, first leg was upwind but by the second lap it had swung around and was more of a one tack work,” said Paul Stubbs, winner of the PHS DivD.
With the varying wind conditions that have graced the crews each week, it has meant that each and every race has provided differing outcomes and podium positions.
“Have had a lot of races lately that we have been on our own with nobody around so it was nice to have a bit of a battle with One More No More this week. We had a tacking duel and managed to come out on top which was pleasing,” said Stubbs.
“We only do harbour racing so far but might do the Short Ocean Pointscore this year. It would be a bit of a change to mix it up a little. I normally sail with a few guys that have been together for a long time, but there are also a few new people that have joined us for the winter series. A good mix.”
With the Queen’s Birthday long weekend this week, the CYCA Winter Series will take a week off while Race 2 of the Women’s Winter Series is conducted before the final race to close out the weekly winter series.
|B||Rum Jungle||Scott Russell|
|E||Foreigh Affair||Matt Wilkinson|
|F||Virago II||James Smeallie|
|G||Highway Patrol||Michael Blaxell|
|Sydney 38 (PHS)||Advanced Philosophy||Peter Sorensen|
|Sydney 38 (Scratch)||Advanced Philosophy||Peter Sorensen|
|IRC Div1||Victoire||Darryl Hodgkinson|