SAGS sailing

With the wind prediction of South to South East at 15 to 20 knots it was decided to sail the safer course in Deception Bay. Jupiter led the fleet followed by Amazing Grace, Asgard and Divine Madness. Basically a reach to DBay red, a reach to Caboolture river then a tack to the finish line.…

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WAGS sailing

Thanks to Peter D for the following report. (Trevor should have done it but as he was busy being towed in by the Coast Guard DMC gave him a pass).   The BOM predicted 10 to 15 knot SE increasing to 20 knots in the evening.   Divine Madness led the fleet off on a…

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SAGS sailing

The forecast was for 10 to 15 NE and that proved to be the case. A fleet of thirteen was led away by the early starters Jupiter, Asgard, Divine Madness and Sea Sprite then followed by Jaguar, Volando, Zingara and Oscar all hard on the breeze working up to Dbay Red.   The new Saturday…

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SAGS sailing

What a strange weekend! We went from the worst day possible for a yacht race to the best day imaginable in 24 hours. The BOM predicted heavy rain and 25 knots of wind in the afternoon for Saturday the 21st. Many sailors gathered at the clubhouse and watched the rain come down with long faces.…

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WAGS sailing

The bad weather continued with forecasts of 25 knot wind and the 80% probability of rain. Despite fears of a “no race”, 6 boats from the MBBC joined up with 3 boats from the NCYC and enjoyed a great day on and in the water.   The inclement forecast should have been enough to ensure…

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Cowan Marathon results

It was a wet and blustery day on the water for the Cowan Marathon held on Sunday 15th October.   Four boats braved the 20-30 knot winds, all in Division 1, ¬†and ran a nice quick race. Peter and crew from Zingara made it to the club but as the only Div 2 competitor wisely…

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SAGS sailing

Same scenario as last week. BOM predicted S to ESE at 15 to 20 knots which scares away the smaller boats. The decision was made in the clubhouse to stick with an inside (Deception Bay) course because of a 1 to 1.5 metre swell out front. As it turned out, Ron on Carisma led the…

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WAGS sailing

The BOM predicted 10 knot northerly winds so it was a pleasant surprise to find a 15 to 20 knot breeze. Bill and Vince (Divine Madness) chose a starboard course followed by Blade Runner (Geoff sailing single handed which would not have been a problem if the wind remained at 10 knots), Jaguar and Volando.…

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SAGS sailing

Unfortunately the BOM predicted S to SE at 15 to 20 knots which tends to keep the smaller boats in the Marina. Having said that we still managed 11 boats on the day, so a good turnout considering the forecast. The wind was supposed to drop off in the afternoon, which it did, so the…

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WAGS sailing

The BOM correctly predicted NE winds at 10 to 15 knots and Geoff on Blade Runner chose a Port course for the first of the summertime races for the year. Ben and Bob got off to a flying start in Oscar, closely followed by Zingara, Happy Daze, Ripple and Double D. The late starters, including…

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