Blazing Shadz report of race seven of the Anne of Craicor Makana Confections women’s series
As usual I had a perfect vantage point to view the fleet of four other yachts as they sailed merrily away from me in a light breeze close reaching up the Waikare inlet on course six. Miss judging the start again the fleet had jump on me and Cantime was nearly at the first mark as I crossed the start line. You two got a healthy lead on Nexus which she never managed to retrieve Trail A slowly slipped further ahead of me and managed a third on handy cap followed by Nexus in fourth Kantime second I was in my usual last place but managed to finish before time ran out which is my goal for most racing and first for a change and ahead of Nexus was Merry beloved wife of our grand leader Ian Templeman on You Two. I am happy to say that no new deep water channels were dredged as it was nearly high tide. No crew to poor me a wine so I settled for a protein shake and a banana. I am also very happy to say that the one size fits all but very lovely dress that was part of the lucky prize draw I won did in fact fit me be it only just so a very big thanks to Anne of Craicor for the lovely gift and I look forward to seeing what’s in the winning bag when we finally get a good wind and I get to the start line on time. Also thanks to Marie for pulling my number out of the hat. Looking forward to race eight and more yachts in the fleet. If I can so can you so see you out there. Julie Blazing Shadz Butler. May all your wind be on the beam.