2017 EKKA Race Day Short Course Results

RACE REPORT EKKA SHORT COURSE EVENT MONDAY 14/08/2017 REPORT: Roger (Happy Daze)   10 Boats fronted up for the gun. DMC on Committee Boat.   First Race:- Light to nil wind and contrary current. Seraya, OD and Real Thing managed to get away to a good or half decent start.  The rest of the fleet…

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SAGS Sailing

Ramblings of a sailor,   It still amazes me how the BOM can get it wrong so many times. The predicted NW at 10 knots was way out by about 90 degrees considering we had North Easterlies for the whole race. 18 boats ventured out in what turned out to be a great day on…

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WAGS Sailing

The BOM predicted SW 10 knot winds changing from NE to SE which pretty well covered all eventualities.   Ten boats ventured out, Bill and Vince on Divine Madness along with Ken and the “boys” on Avante led the fleet off on a port course in 7 – 10 knot winds. Grecher was flying in…

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SAGS Sailing

Ramblings of a sailor,   The BOM predicted WSW at 10 to 15 knots and Willy weather was Westerly 5 to 10 knots and dropping. The 15 boats (same as last week) that started had a mixture of both with WNW thrown in just to confuse us.   A spinnaker start with port pole that…

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WAGS Sailing

The BOM predicted southerly winds at 10 to 15 knots.   Bill and Vince (Divine Madness) and Allan (Asgard) led the fleet off on a port course in light winds. It was good to see Bill back racing after  a 3 month lay off doing all sorts of modifications to Divine Madness……new antifoul is next…

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SAGS Sailing

Ramblings of a sailor,   Well done to the 15 boats that ventured out on Saturday for what turned out to be variable winds from the South East and swinging more to the East towards the end of the race. Jupiter and Sea Sprite headed the fleet in 4 to 5 knots but really needed…

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Sailing Presentation Night 2017

The annual Sailing Section presentation night was held on the 22 July, with over 70 sailors in attendance. It was a great evening, the theme of the night was Play Your Cards Right, with most attendance participating in dress. Thanks to DMC for being MC and keeping the show moving. Special mention to Knee Deep’s table who…

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WAGS Sailing

The BOM predicted light “variable” winds for the bay. We have all learnt that whenever the BOM uses those words we know that anything can happen.   As it happened, we had another beautiful day on the bay with 25 degree temperature and light variable winds.   Roger and Margy got off to a great…

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SAGS Sailing

Ramblings of a sailor, Unfortunately I got back too late on Saturday for a sail, so all my observations were from a vantage point opposite Garnet rock. If I got it wrong then I apologise in advance. 11 boats were observed by me but apparently there were two that went unnoticed as they started but…

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WAGS Sailing

The BOM had a strong wind warning for the bay, correctly predicting 30 knot westerlies.   There were many skippers and crew at the clubhouse for the race but only one person brought a yacht. When he saw the wind strength he wisely chose to settle in for the afternoon at the clubhouse enjoying the…

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