The second mini regatta of the new RC Dragonforce class was held last Wednesday with the fleet building again to have a great nights racing. With a east-south easterly coming in late afternoon it allowed the race committee to take the fleet off shore in the Neutral Bay Circle, outside the pond for some fun sailing without too many waves. It was great to see almost all of the original 11 from the first week turn up plus another 7 new sailors to the RSYS fleet taking the total fleet to 17 for the night.
Kel Burgess started where he left off with winning the first race, however a new sailor to the RSYS fleet but experienced RC sailor Paul Martin was right on his toes never falling out of the top 2 for the night. Stuart Thorpe and Graeme Lambert made a solid night of it and consolidating on their first weeks results by climbing up the ladder to sit second and fourth respectively.
The newcomers to the fleet had a bit of a tough night but had great results in some races, Ollie Hartas came away with a string of fourths to allow him self to sit mid fleet and a chance of a podium finish. Tony Pfeiffer who is running a 2 boat program had a mixed night with one boat showing some potential with the other needing some practice but showing speed in a straight line. Club youth members Mitch Evans and Henry Davison dueling it out with the back markers reminded everyone that its all about skill and patience sailing the boat and reading the wind that will win you races.
The next race day will be on Wednesday the 12th of April and with Daylight Saving finished we will be asking all competitors to be prompt on the start time to get our races in. We will have some flood lights available but we ask that everyone racing to be on time to take advantage of the natural light.
Moving forward the sailing office is looking at putting on more mini regattas through out winter so keep an eye out for more information.
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