The champions and the nearly-championsEditor's Note: Day 1 didn't happen due to strong wind- the race officer took the readings and confirmed it was (well!) above the class rule limits. Crazy Boules happened, as well as much "socialising". The day 2 report was written by Mr Davis who may have been increasingly "tired and emotional" and received "help" from many others.

 

 

 

Day 2 at the B14 Europeans dawned with little expectation of sailing due to a forecast for an offshore force 6-7. However after Friday's lack of racing the RO was keen to get a race in, so the fleet launched into borderline conditions with the slight (misplaced) reassurance of a large wind shadow from the cliffs in the offshore breeze.

 

Girl Power Triumphs in Full on Conditions

 

The B14 fleet rocked up at Lee-on-Solent for what was scheduled to be a nice 12 – 14 knots. What the fleet, sharing the course with the Mustos, was in fact a force 4 – 5 with short steep seas. So a full on day on the water, with nearly all teams in both fleets checking out the tide.

 

As your all aware, this years National championships are being held at the Tamar Yacht Club from December 30 2012 through to January 5th 2013. The championships are being run on Bell Bay at Beauty Point. It will be the second time that the championships have been held in the North of the state with the last time being the 2004-2005 season.

 

The Notice of Race and Entry form can be found at the following link: Notice of Race

 

Club Website: http://www.tyc.yachting.org.au

 

More information to follow.