On November 12, the Port Macquarie Sailing held their third double header for the season, consisting of race 10 of the spring series, a BBQ lunch, and the third club championship race.
The first race was delayed for half an hour while waiting for the light south easterly to get strong enough to race. Luckily enough, the tide was slack low water during this race. In the catamarans in the morning race, Tony Kuhn on Stella won on both yardstick and handicap. Rob Barwick on Drift was second on yardstick and Dave Winter on Spica was third, but Spica beat Drift to second place on handicap.
The morning race for the monohulls was won by Elsa and Simon Gandy in Flying Fish ahead of Phillip and Blake Lillehagen in Elmo, then Sharon Carney and Jane Cooper in Jupiter just seven seconds ahead of Grady and Alice McNee in Reflections.
The handicap results were the same, just not as close. Stella also won the afternoon’s Club Championship race for catamarans on yardstick, and again, Drift and Spica were second and third. Drift beat Spica to win on handicap by 5 seconds, and Stella was third.
Paul Robertson and Warren Sykes in Flembouyant were first on yardstick in the monohull division in the Club Championship ahead of Kelly Miller in Devocean, Jeff Walsh and Stuart Symons in Big Bang, Flying Fish, Elmo, Steve Bohlsen in Splash Dance, Tony Walker in Deep Purple, and Jupiter. Splash Dance won on handicap.
Next Sunday is the Ted Kuhn Cup, with a morning race at 11.00am, a BBQ lunch, and an afternoon race at 1.00pm. Assistance is required for the duty.