Was there a party somewhere that we weren’t invited to? Well, why else would our fleet of pretty STARs from last week be decimated to a mere hat-trick of boats this week? 😦
Still, three boats is still three boats, yes? So of course we decided to go play. Unfortunately SL decided it wasn’t letting us play much with the Bingo Strait… But more of that later, let’s look at the early stages of Race 1, a southerly downwind start (see Orca, we really are brave in SCRC!) which heads out of Triumphal towards the Bingo Strait…
Then Bingo Strait started to bite. First Kim’s boat was seen heading towards the eastern horizon on it’s own. Then Moonglow didn’t tack around Mark #5 … because his boat was also empty. And then both Max and Wyndi were seen climbing back on board their STAR. Unfortunately, although they managed to regain control and cross the line, they had totally missed Mark #5 so failed to complete the course correctly.
Result = 2 DNFs and 1 DSQ 😦
The RD decided that the second race shouldn’t risk going into the Bingo Strait again, so a quick change of course was announced. Well, it wasn’t SL’s fault this time (although the RD managed to crash during this race), but here’s a pic of the only person to successfully complete the race…
Well done Moonglow – you got the course right and didn’t crash, enough to be today’s champion.
Next week. There’s always next week for a more successful event.