Turbo Regatta fun in Strong Wind

Friday saw a group of 7 juniors, 6 Oppies and a Topper, compete in the Second Autumn Turbo Regatta. With winds of 20-25+ knots it was a trying day for all the sailors, with some coming ashore after the first race. After 3 races completed, each sailor took part it time trials from the pontoon, out to a buoy and back, to see who was the fastest.

2 of the more conservative Oppie sailors decided to call it a day at this point, and the other 5 went back out to complete one more race.

My thanks to Stephen Green and Katie Merryfield-Day for helping on Cyclone to give the sailors the opportunity to try committee boat starts, and thanks to Greg for helping support the sailors out on the water.

 

Drew Gibson