MG14 Report – Anzac Day

 In MG14s News, St George Sailing Club

The last day of the season presented a delightful 14kt S, minor fill-in tide, and minimal stink boats on the course leaving a relative flat race track.

5 contenders for this handicap start, with all classes together.

  • Blewtopia first cab off the rank, with a handicap too big to jump over. However ability to lead from the front totally untested.
  • John Caley on Jetstream decided his handicap was too big, so showed with no kite, sent crew Cameron to retrieve it in the car-with-little-petrol, then ran out of fuel, and in the end got to the line 4 mins late.

By the last leg, Blewtopia had held their nerve and could enjoy the trip down to the bridge. The sun pushed through and doused the course in a warm glow. My mind turned to gratitude at being lucky enough to be able to enjoy the sailing experience through the season with such good competition and race support from our regulars. What a privilege to have this sport in a beautiful river setting in safety and fun each week.

Congrats to Tempest for the scratch trophy- even had time for a crew (young Jack) swim and retrieval along the way!

Captain Gary is off to Sardinia to join an international pelaton next week so Bon Voyage!

There will be some social cycling happening for interested off-season sailors, so keep your ear to the ground . . . .

Well done to all through the season and good wishes for the winter break.

Stephen Gorman

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