The conditions were just about perfect for the marathon with an Easterly blowing giving an upwind leg to Quarantine inside North Head followed by a reach to Shark Island. The first fleet then rounded Fort Denison before heading backsaws to Balmoral. The Mirrors turned back st Shark Island.
Cullen was missing a crew and sailed Wave Catcher one-up and was untouchable - even leading David and Michelle in their Heron She Said Yes around the 1st mark. Next around was Gavin and Oliver in Firefly, followed by Steve and Tony in Spiegel and Andrew and Jackson in Fast Glass. The boys
managed to co-ordinate the crab trap setting with the start this week dropping the trap from the Mirror on the way to the start and picking it up on the way back in. Unfortunately their organisation skills weren’t rewarded with a catch this week. Almost about perfect sailing conditions meant the crews enjoyed a magic day in the harbour. The reach made overtaking difficult and the boats finishing in the same order and doing well on Yardstick.
Lewie and Breda had a day off from racing but still managed to enjoy the harbour catching a glimpse of the boats from Nielson Park and the fleet sailed by.
Attached are a few shots courtesy of Lewie.