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WAGS Report 7/09/2022 19 September 2022 - A good sized fleet logged on for WAGs this week thanks to a gorgeous day and promising weather forecast. Being the first Wednesday of the month, the Garnet Rock course was scheduled. Starting into a 15 knot south-easterly, we crossed the line hardening on a starboard tack with the intention of heading back in behind…
WAGS Report 1/06/2022 3 June 2022 -  Hi All. BOM had issued a strong wind warning on Tuesday for Wednesday then cancelled it at 10 am Wednesday, this probably is the reason only 9 boats with a total of 35 persons on board ventured out. The course was to Garnet Rock, with westerly winds most boats gull winged to Reef Point then…
WAGS Report 03/02/2021 8 February 2021 -   It was a fine blustery day that greeted the fleet for what should have been the first week of the month Garnet Rock course. As the breeze was gusting to 25+ knots it was decided that we should sail the Deception Bay course including Godwin Beach. 10 boats and 36 sailors enjoyed the conditions.…
WAGS Report 27/01/2021 1 February 2021 - The second day, WAGS. was nearly a repeat of the first race:  same course, a iittle more wind, which had also backed to NE’ly.  Therefore we decided to start with the asymmetric spinnaker.  That proved to be a good choice of sail.  Kaveinga’s speed increased to 7 kn and more.  The wind was veering and…
Australia Day Race 26/01/2021 1 February 2021 - Tuesday, Australia Day, dawned with a cloudless sky and just the hint of a breeze.  By the time I had rigged the boat the wind had more or less settled on about 7 kn varying approximately between ESE and ExS.  Our start line was rather busy with yachts from the MBBC and those of the…
SAGS Report 16/01/2021 1 February 2021 - A much belated report for the Saturday before last. Our apologies😞 The day presented 15-20 knot NE winds, 20 boats and 70 sailers. About Time started mid field in 10th place. We followed the field towards Reef Point sitting behind Kaveinga heading in towards the reef. Kaveinga suddenly stopped and dropped all her gear, thinking…
SAGS Report 02/02/2021 12 January 2021 - RUM RACE! Saturday’s SAG’s was held in ideal conditions with a SE to E breeze of 8 to 12 knots. I was initially going out on my own but at the last minute Allan jumped ship from Utopia to join me. First away was Pura Vida follow up by Moondance 6 minutes later and then…
SAGS Report 19/12/2020 12 January 2021 - As we are relatively new to MBBC we have been enjoying the 4 or 5 SAGS races that we have been involve in. Dirty Deeds is one of those Catamarans that has had quite a pedigree in its racing history, so Luke and myself (Russ) and Luke’s eldest son, Alex (Captain) have been doing a…
Boxing Day Race 2020 4 January 2021 - 2020 Boxing Day SAGS report by Onno de Vos Due to the cancellation of the Sydney to Hobart some of our members had been canvassing the idea to organise a club race on the Saturday instead.  After tossing up and down between a scratch race to and back from Pearl Channel buoy or the standard…
WAGS Report 30/12/2020 4 January 2021 - Well BOM said we wouldn’t get much breeze and they were right as the attached photo of the actual breeze shows. Note how there was nice breeze before race time and after race time!!!! Any even the race control was pessimistic when ENDORFIN logged on with 4 POB by responding that we wouldn’t do so…