The remainder of season 2019/20 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus

Race Report:  14/09/2019 Marathon

A big thank you to David Fisher and Hayley for manning the start boat and running the first marathon of the season.
Scratch Results (Cats)  - standard class Yardsticks
1st - H16 - Michael Henman & Regina Renfree
2nd - H16 - Phillip Malcolm & Anna Hill
3rd - H16 - Andrew Wilson & Alex Willett
4th - A Class - Dick Clarke
Handicap Results (Cats)
1st - A Class - Dick Clarke
2nd - H16 - Michael Henman & Regina Renfree
3rd - H16 - Phillip Malcolm & Anna Hill
4th - H16 - Andrew Wilson & Alex Willett
Scratch Results (Windsurfer Raceboard)
1st - Steve Newman 
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Training:  Sailing a Hobie 16 one-up

Its been 4 weeks since putting the furling jib on the Hobie 16 and this is my appraisal. Basically this is an enhancing technology not a disruptive technology.

Week 1 25 - 30 knots 2 foot wind chop. Didn't get the furler working properly on the first attempt while rigging single handed in a 25 knot 30 knot on shore breeze, went ok on the water until some righting practice and my fitness called an end to the day.

Week 2 Glam 18 - 20 knot Noréaster. Fun fun fun. no problems in three races Big loose on a speed run afterwards! More righting practice!

Week 3 15 knot variable southerly. Rigged one hole further back things just keep getting better.

Week 4 5- 15 knot gradient Noréaster shifty and patchy. Boat performed best yet. ...Read More