Race Report 18/03/18

Weather was not good today with strong wind warnings and forecast 50-60 kilometer winds moving from north to south over the day.

But it was the third leg of the Port, Indented Head, St Leonards inter club challenge and your intrepid Tasar committee was up to the task. They travelled, they took the boat and they remembered that St Leonards was a great place to sit drinking coffee watching the wind over the water. And this is what we did. Nobody else was foolish enough (the forward hand suggests stupid is a better word) to actually turn up, with boat or otherwise. There was no sailing although we were assured that the learners had got out on Saturday.

So we were on our lonesome talking to the die hards from St Leonards and drinking coffee. (We did get to two not bad garage sales, although Anne has tossed the rearward committee members bargain of a tray of half used jars of herbs and spices, and some not even opened. Anne doesn’t see the bargain that was).

We have been unlucky this year with sailing at both Port and St Leonards blown away.

And on Saturday, when the Tasar rearward committee was pretty sure that there would be no sailing anywhere, Peter Ellenby, proudly representing IHYC, sailed two of a possible three races in what must have been trying circumstances at the State Laser Championships at Mordialloc Sailing Club. He finished 21 out of 29 in the senior radial fleet. Congratulations Peter on a great effort.

Sunday was a day of total fire ban and occasionally it is brought home why we have these days. Frank’s brother, out of Cobden, lost home, fencing and machinery. Fortunately the stock seems OK but scattered around various neighbours. Our thoughts are with them.

Next week is training on Saturday morning and racing on Saturday afternoon.