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AUS: D-Ones at RRSRC "What is a wetsuit" regatta

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aus br 01First race for the “Tour de Australia” series was on 4th October up at Richmond River Sailing and Rowing Club in Ballina (coastal town in northern NSW) for their “What is a wetsuit” open regatta. We had 2 D-One at the regatta, local boy Mark Pierce. Plus myself, Peter Ineson, who made the journey up from Sydney.

 

Due to the distance I decided to arrive on the Saturday and make full weekend of it. Saturday was used as a training day and we went through rig set-up and tacking techniques. That was quickly interrupted by the good sailing conditions, with it being sunny and a constant wind of 11-12 knots we ended up doing windward returns up and down Richmond River.

Sunday race day, before going down to the sailing club I went off for a walk around Cape Byron which is the easterly point on the Australian mainland. Again a cloudless sunny day and looking across the bay it was possible to see the sea breeze pressure line coming in. It was going to be another great day for sailing.

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After an excellent lunch at the clubhouse, racing started at 1pm. The seabreeze had filled in nicely with 10-11 knots at the bottom mark and increased to 12-14 knots at the top mark making for some exciting downwind racing. With a couple of RS100s racing then there was some good completion, they were beaten on the water, though just pipped me after handicaps were applied.

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A big thanks to all at RRSC for the warm welcome and running the excellent event, I look forward to more events in the future.


Final Results

 Sailing report: Race report

Complete regatta results: http://www.sportingpulse.com/get_file.cgi?id=3840708

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