Wednesday Afternoon GO Sailing

June 06, 2024

WIND: NNE-5-7 Knots

TIDE: L@14:29-0.35M

COURSE: Juilette

NUMBER OF BOATS: 38

Midweek Winter Sailing in t-shirt and shorts, does it get any better?

A comment made from a boat crossing the finish line was “sailing was the winner today” and without doubt no truer word could be spoken about the afternoons sail. Where else could you be a few days into winter and still be in t-shirt and shorts (for some) and on one of the best playgrounds around? I’ll tell you where, Moreton Bay and a typical Brissy June afternoon!!

There was a little trepidation about the arrival of the northerly breeze, but right on que there it was, waiting for the early starters and filling in as the day went on. It started around 5-6 knots and at best went to 7. It did some crazy changes, especially up the top of the course and gave skippers and crew many things to think about.

Julette is one of the shortest courses we have, and a definite go to on days like this (no pun John). With the addition of the Green Island rec. mark (GIRM) its approx. 6nm. It was a beat from the start boat to the first mark (the Green Island western cardinal) and with only an hour left of the ebbing tide, the fleet quickly found themselves in close quarters. This where the breeze did the crazies. All over the place! It was a battle just to get to the next mark (Green Island Red) before heading south and GIRM. Boat speeds of 2-3 knots continued to keep the fleet together with no one running away. It’s amazing how voices carry so far and so clearly- hilarious!!! The run to Lockyer Light was uneventful and the last leg very sedate. Sailing in close quarters in little breeze requires skill. Well done everybody!!

 

Coming Up: Ekka Wednesday

Results

Monos

Multis

1-LAZEALONG REX 1-DOUBLE BLACK DIAMOND ANDREW
2-HALLOWEEN PHIL/NIGEL/ADRIAN 2-TRIBUTE RICHARD
3-BRIGUS DAN/PETER 3-CATHRINE MARY TIM
4-OUTSIDER TODD    

 

Closest to the line: 00:00 – OUTDIDER-TODD/MOSTLY HARMLESS-BEN/IAN
Lucky door prize: Jason / Lindsay – FULL CIRCLE

Lucky Crew prize: Nigel / Adrian -HALLOWEEN

PB

Related Articles

Wednesday Afternoon GO Sailing
June 13, 2024
WAGS Report – 12 June, 2024 – Oh our fickle Westerly’s

WIND: ESE-ENE-10-22 KNOTS TIDE: H@13:37 COURSE: ECHO NUMBER OF BOATS: 36 Oh our fickle westerly’s. The excitement of a windward finish was on the lips of many skippers as they […]

VIEW DETAILS
Wednesday Afternoon GO Sailing
May 30, 2024
WAGS Report – 29 May, 2024 – Salt Spray The Only Form of Liquid on Boats-Yeah Right!

WIND: SE-13-16 KNOTS TIDE: H@15:53 COURSE:FOXTROT REVERSE NUMBER OF BOATS: 34 Thrilling Finish Caps Breezy Afternoon Sail with Clear Skies and a Dodged Storm There were a few clouds hanging […]

VIEW DETAILS
Wednesday Afternoon GO Sailing
May 23, 2024
WAGS Report – 22 May, 2024 – Ballet on Water

WIND: SE-9-13 KNOTS TIDE: L@14:41 COURSE: ALPHA REVERSE NUMBER OF BOATS: 38 Like Ballet on the water, the boat Epernay, grande jeté-ed at the finish line I believe I have […]

VIEW DETAILS