We enjoyed a cracking sail last night in a brisk 20 knot nor'easter. Congrats to Sophie Nelson of Incorrigible, pictured, who won the Ladies' Division.
The presentations were made by Genevieve Slattery and the crew of Genovefa. With great humour she admitted she had been OCS (On Course Side ie premature start) which she referred to as 'Over Confident Sailor'.
Fleet: 28 in all, Ladies Division - 17, Ynglings/Elliotts - 8, Open - 3. This compares to just 17 in the third race last season.
Winners: Ladies Division - Incorrigible, below left; Sportboats - Elliott 2; Open Mercier; Kookaburra, below right, took Best Start.
On a more serious note, skippers are reminded to stay well clear of commercial vessels in the harbour. Please check the Sailing handbook p 118. One skipper unfortunately crossed too close to the bow of a cruise ship and has been reported to the authorities pending further investigation.
Looking ahead: mark your diary - Tuesday 13 December is the last race before Christmas, and we will hold a special evening courtesy of our generous sponsor Paspaley. On returning to the CCA, sailors will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly and canapés of pearl meat. You will then be able to browse a display of exquisite Paspaley pearls (Don't forget to write a memo to Santa!)
See you again next week!