Sunday greeted seven boats with grey skies but a Goldilocks breeze of 10-12 knots. It was good to see the return of Hobie (John Ryan and Judy Woolf) and Matt Mason in his new Mosquito Nice Pair.
In the first race Mongoose (Rick Marsden) aced the start and by the first mark she and Knockout (Rob Currall) had a clear lead over the rest of the field. Mongoose steadily increased her lead and, despite dislodging her rudder on a particularly solid jellyfish, took line honours. However the slower Maricats Chili (Lucy and Ben Woolnough) and KoolKat (Alison Philip) were also making good time and, after correcting for the boats’ yardsticks, they took first and second place by less than a minute from Mongoose.
In the second race, it was Dark Horse (Mark Barraclough) who made a great start and led at the first mark. However, the speedsters then took off towards the wrong mark. By the time they had corrected their detour, we were treated to the rare sight of the two Maricats leading the field down the third leg of the course. This couldn’t last, and Mongoose again took line honours from Knockout, but KoolKat in particular fought them all the way and was rewarded with huge wins on both Yardstick and Performance Handicap.
Above: KoolKat had a great result in the second race
Summary results were:
Race 1 on Yardstick: (1) Chili (2) KoolKat (3) Mongoose
Race 1 on Performance Handicap: (1) Mongoose (2) Knockout (3) Chili
Race 2 on Yardstick: (1) KoolKat (2) Mongoose 3) Chili
Race 2 on Performance Handicap: (1) KoolKat (2) Mongoose (3) Knockout
The next racing day will be Sunday 25 February; for full results and more information see website http://www.bbsc.org.au.