Premier McGowan announced new rules for our 'way out' if the recent COVID-19 Lockdown.
The rules changed late Friday 2nd July, which enabled some quick communication to skippers that sailing was on for Saturday, even though with strict COVID-19 restrictions. Masks had to be worn once you were out of your car, which was a small price to pay, considering a miserable weather forecast for the rest of the coming week. An afternoon in the fresh air and sun awaited.
We sailed in light North to North East breezes, 'A' rigs handled these conditions perfectly. Being a handicap day, we set another triangle, sausage, triangle course. Sailing was competitive and tight all afternoon. Having 5 boats finishing within 4 points is testament to that.
Big thanks to Ross Ley who took on scoring responsibilities and handicapping for the afternoon. We had 6 skippers winning a race, only 2 skippers with multiple wins. Goes to show the importance of consistent sailing.
Ken had a minor gear failure which saw him miss the last races, he assisted Ross with race results and starting, thanks Ken! He also retrieved the buoys at the end of sailing, much appreciated.
Great to see Jason back sailing, his truck runs to Broome and back weekly impacting on his recent attempts to sail.
Our podium was a close result, Lex finishing first, with Ian a close second and Guy finishing third. A single point separating each skipper. Well done to these guys! Head to the Results section for the details.
Look forward to seeing everyone in a fortnights time.