It was a spectacular evening for the first race in our Paspaley Tuesday Twilight series.
Penny Scardified and the ladies on Cavatina were the first to start in the Ladies non-spinnaker division and just could not be caught in the 15 to 18 knot breeze from the east/ nor’east. It was a similar result in the Open non-spinnaker division with Gail Force, skippered by Graeme Smith, but ably helped by some of our LOTS Keelboat graduates, taking the win. The Jackal, skippered by Sara Ladd was first in the One Design division.
27 boats have entered the Ladies and Open non-spinnaker divisions and nine in the Ladies One Design division. We welcomed new boats to the fleet: Joli, Emma Jean, Akiiki, Meridian, Quetzal III, Euphoria, Starstruck and were thrilled to see Lumine Lunae back in the fleet. We have a few more of our RSYS Academy keelboat graduates looking to join boats, so please let us know if you have room for an extra onboard by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice in the pre-season has paid off for some – five boats started within four seconds of their start time. Congratulations to Coco (Jenny Farrell), Genovefa (Genevieve Slattery), Well Inclined (Muffi Barbour) and Lively (Sophie Nelson); however it was Joli (Maree Van Bellen) who won the best start, just one second off her start time.
Thank you to our Race Committee: Trish Stanley, Joyce Warn and Margaret Crane for your support from the terrace.
RSYS Captain Karyn Gojnich