For those that attended this weekends first SE QLD Travellers series event at Humpybong, you will know that the weather gods co-operated with a steady, but lumpy 12-18Knts ENE for Saturday’s 3 racers followed on Sunday morning with a NW winds on flat waters building from 10Knts to 20Knts NE by end of race six.
Unfortunately most of us will now be working to make sure our rudders can withstand the might of the Moreton Bay jellyfish ‘plague’. We haven’t seen jellyfish in the bay for past 3 seasons but they have returned with a vengeance and for those of us who couldn’t keep rudders down and those that destroyed their hold down gear it meant the results are covered in DNF and DNC’s.
Maybe this is testament to those sailors that prepared well and had prior experience with jellies as Paul Neeskens (ex Brewin) DNA, Ken Symonds ‘classic’ MK5 and Rus McDonalds ASG (with his custom pneumatic shock absorbers) all finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
15 A-Class entries attended the HYC Humpybash which was by far the largest class and we welcome a couple of new owners with Ben James buying a MK4 and Alex Duff upgrading to a Geltek MK1, and Ben Kelly had a loan of Luke’s ASG to get a taste for the class.
Next regatta is the ‘Intercity Challenge’ at Tin Can Bay YC on weekend of OCT 15/16. They assure me there will be no jellyfish issues (just sandbars) !
This will attract double points for those attending so hope many will make the effort for what is a beautiful venue.
Full results available on HYC web site and images will be posted on this site soon as well.
I have also been told that the new financial year memberships will be going out to all members this week so make sure you are all financial for the TCBYC regatta.
QLD A-Class Rep