Holly and John take the honours in the Commodores Tankard

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Tough conditions again today. In a familiar pattern, the strong winds from the morning dropped slightly, while the sea state remained lumpy with some decent sized swell.

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A straightforward  3 lap circuit of the bay was set for a North Westerly Force 3-4: Start – Point – Outer -Bodelias – Start.

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On the water, Jon and Simon in the Hobie 16 blasted up to the first mark neck and neck with Hamish and Lisa in the Laser 2000 . Hamish and Lisa were able to sail a tighter course to the mark, while the Hobie required a couple of tacks to make progress upwind.

The Hobie soon pushed ahead on a broad reach to Outer, while Hamish and Lisa made good progress with the Spinnaker out.

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Behind the two leaders, John and Holly enjoyed a battle from mark to mark with Paul Harris in the Laser.

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Nick and Rachel coped admirably with the big sea in the RS Quba, especially having fun surfing the waves from Outer to Bodelias.

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Lap 2 saw some minor drama as Hamish and Lisa were forced to abandon with a broken spinnaker rope. Some scandalous accusations were directed at the previous owners of the boat, but no root-cause has been confirmed yet!

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Once back on dry land and the scores on the doors were added up, Holly (helm) and John (crew) were declared winners.

Well done to all – conditions looked very tough from the beach, and it took some great character to get out on the water and race.

Thanks to Gwillam for stepping in as OOD.

 

 

 

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