Monthly Archives: January 2018
Race results for race 4.
Kathy and Tanya preparing the main sail for the first race of the year. After shaking off the Christmas cobwebs with a few practice runs on the sails, we were ready to go. Emma Ward was third over the start line, a slow start but she sailed consistently and considering we have no spinnaker as yet, we held our ground throughout the race.
Captain Pete’s new tilt -o-meter gadget was very useful in determining the lean on Emma. The seas were calm, about 10 knots and the north westerly winds kept us cool all afternoon. Storm clouds were looming in the background, a great sight to see them developing in the distance on our way back to the lock.
My son and his girlfriend came to Darwin for a tropical visit.
Of course sailing was on the list of things to do. Aaron and Alicia hadn’t been sailing before so luckily the seas and winds were calm. With blue skies and cumulus cloud cover, we set sail mid morning through the Bayview lock with high spirits. We had about ten knot winds as we sailed around the harbour to Fannie Bay. Then the winds dropped off – at about 1pm. By late afternoon the winds had picked up again and we sailed our way back to the wharf.
We finished off the evening with a bbq on board. A good day had by all.