The second round of the Port Macquarie Sailing Club's sprint series was held on Sunday with strong northerly winds and a run-in tide.
Two races were held before a barbecue lunch during which the wind continued to strengthen and the afternoon races were cancelled.
The catamarans were doing two laps of the course in the first race; Jack Corthals on Harpic came in 30 seconds ahead of Frank O'Rourke on Dino by yardstick and over a minute on handicap.
The monohull fleet were doing one lap of the course and the first race saw Steve Bohlsen and Ed Molony in Interceptor win decisively on yardstick.
Roger Shipton in Zazoo came in nearly three minutes later followed by Terry Howard in Ratz, Stuart Symons and Bridgette Taylor in Elmo, Simon Gandy and Jamie Newton in Flying Fish and then Jeff Walsh in Firefly.
Tony Walker in Deep Purple, Mick Hodgson in Big Blue and Baerin Houghton in Rainbow were all defeated by the strong conditions.
In the catamaran's second race, Harpic again beat Dino on both yardstick and handicap with close racing throughout.
A much-reduced monohull fleet of four started the second race.
Flying Fish won on yardstick by over 10 minutes, followed in after a number of capsizes by Firefly, then Elmo and Interceptor.
On handicap, Flying Fish maintained its win, Interceptor took second place followed by Elmo and then Firefly.
Next weekend is race six of the Spring series beginning at 11am followed by the third club championship after lunch. Jeff Walsh is rostered on duty.
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