The BOM predicted 20 knot NE winds and they were correct. This provided quite unpleasant seas in the bay, especially for the smaller boats and a few boats returned to their moorings before the race commenced.
Jerry on Volando led the fleet away before retiring half way through the race. This left Trident, Sentier and Zingara to battle the elements and each other. Unfortunately “no race” was declared due to insufficient starters. The good news was that these four boats received an extra minute off next WAGS start time due to the handicapper trying to encourage skippers to participate in less than perfect conditions.
Hopefully, we will have better conditions next week.
Start times for the next WAGS race are attached here: wags-results-from-30-nov-2016-d
Thanks to the WAGS sponsors Sunshine Boat Sales and Newport Marina Café