What a great weekend.
Saturday started off with a stiff breeze and it was decided to postpone racing until Sunday. The 505s used the wind to train and to test equipment. 25 knots with warm water and sunshine, what more to ask for. As is typical at Sterkies, a storm built in the afternoon and blew through. Fortunately all sailor were ashore and could de rig their boats in time. No damage was caused. The evening function was lots of fun with sailors having a braai and lots of talks about the next big blast.
Sunday dawned with a light breeze. The race was started in handicap format and how well that worked. All boats raced toward the island and then the dam wall. Supertramp led the way and raced hard while 7 of 9 was close on his trail and Lelo followed behind. Racing was tough and when the wind died, it seemed that the 505s were going to have to camp on the island. Luckily, the wind filled in and all 3 boats finished in what was a photo finish at the wall. It was thus a tie. The race back was also great with LELO leading the way, followed by Supertramp and 7 of 9. What great fun. By the end of the racing on Sunday, the wind had picked up to 20 knots and, as usual, the boats had to be packed away.
The next event is a Theewaterskloof on the 3/4th of December. Plenty of time to plan. Get there it will be great.