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SAGS Sailing 16 August 2017 - 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…
WAGS Sailing 15 August 2017 - 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…
SAGS Sailing 7 August 2017 - 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…
WAGS Sailing 6 August 2017 - 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…
SAGS Sailing 2 August 2017 - 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…
WAGS Sailing 28 July 2017 - 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…
SAGS Sailing 26 July 2017 - 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…
WAGS Sailing 20 July 2017 - 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…
SAGS Sailing 20 July 2017 - Ramblings of a sailor,   A good turnout again with 18 boats heading out in a N’Easterly at around 6knots of breeze.   Jupiter lead the way with Gary single handed again, then Knee Deep doing his first SAGS for this season, then Sea Sprite, Volando, Dopamine also doing his first SAGS and Zingara. They…
WAGS Sailing 13 July 2017 - The BOM predicted up to 20 knot winds which may have deterred a few skippers from venturing out on the bay. Unfortunately only six yachts breasted the starting line for what ended up being a perfect winters day sail.   Alan on Asgard led the fleet off on a port course in 8 to 10…