PURSUIT RACE 1 – 17 September 2017 – RESULTS
Course: Harbour Start/Bellbuoy/Harbour Finish
Weather & Sea: Easterly 15-20Kn strengthening; bumpy with some over-the-side wake-up knocks.
- Malgas – L34 – Mike Cullem
- New Wave- Muira – Steve Lear
- Sea-Esta – Muira – Jimmy Swinnerton
- Skybird – Joe Schable
- Zula – Muira – Rod
- Wanderer – Sadler 26, Co Skippered: Ian Bancroft/Des
A good turn-out which bodes well for future upcoming races. This considering several boats are still undergoing refurbishment plus the likes of Tikalox/J-Sea/Struan/Seralon/Fling, who had work or prior arrangements.
Todays race was a close call for New Wave & Seasta, who could have finished ahead of Malgas had they maintained radio watch and time keeping. Zula had a good start even though it was somewhat unorthodox. Zula maintained a good line out of the harbour until the “corner wall” at the container berth forced them to tack.
Skybird actually sailed with crew onboard (skipper + 2) and came flying in to cross the finish line.
The new owner of Wanderer, with the experienced Ian Bancroft guiding them, enjoyed their first sail out into the bay.
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