Pretty extreme conditions for our first North Sails Spring Rum race with heavy rain and only about 8 or 9 knots of wind. It was so wet that the telltales were permanently stuck to the sail!
Frivolous Fish headed off first followed a short time later by Martin on Vertigo who was sailing single-handed. In the end, it was a day for the “Greyhounds” with Buzz taking out the win after starting last and sailing through everyone else.
Well done to Bill and Julie!
Bill and Julie took home the bottle of Rum for their first place and Outlaw were drawn out of the other entries to win the other bottle.
A big thank you to our sponsors North Sails and all those who braved the conditions to get out there and have some fun. All those that raced enjoyed the pursuit race format and we look forward to growing this fleet as conditions improve and the season progresses.
Start times for the next race will be adjusted based on results and will be available on the OCC website shortly.
Make contact if you would like to join in the fun next Friday afternoon.
Here is a short clip of the action.