Photo courtesy of Mark Bramley
Tangalooma maintained her lead down the run to Kirribilli, with 4 skiffs setting ringtails to good effect on the long run against the tide, and the back markers making up time on the lead group. Tangalooma was first to round at Kirribilli for the beat to Clark Island with a good lead from Australia IV, Britannia, The Mistake, Alruth, Yendys and Aberdare. Tanagalooma continued to hold a good lead at Clark Island for the starboard tack lead up to Shark Island with Yendys now closing in on the lead group.
Tangalooma was first to round Shark Island for the long run back to the finish at Kurraba Point, followed by Yendys, Australia IV, Britannia, The Mistake, Aberdare and Alruth. Once again ringtails were set by Yendys, Britannia, Aberdare and The Mistake, with Yendys gradually closing in on Tangalooma, and Aberdare also close at hand as the makings of a very tight finish became apparent. The race was just a little bit too long for Tangalooma, with Yendys sliding through to leeward just before the finish to take the gun by just 4 secs then another 30 secs to Australia IV in 3rd just 3 secs ahead of Aberdare, and again just 4 secs separating Britannia from The Mistake, with Alruth in 7th place. An exciting finish to an interesting race.
With thanks to our on-water support team of Barley, Brian, Stu, Russell, Peter, Adrienne, David, Chuck, Eva, Nancy, Bill, David, Bill and the rest of our tireless volunteers, along with the dedicated team at Rosman Ferries. We look forward to seeing you down at the Squaddie.
Results for Sat 14th January 2017.