4 Boats braved the cold September weekend at the Vaaldam for the annual NV provincial championships. Thanks to all for coming. 4 races were sailed and Saturday saw beautiful light wind conditions with Warwick Ham and Ryan Robinson leading the way around the course. The Funke brothers, sailed their beloved RSA 8481 with a different mast finished 2nd with Albrecht Holm and Marius Fourie in the close 3rd and Andrew Arthur and crew on Cardiale Entente in 4th place.
Sunday dawned with a chilly 7.5 degrees. Rain and strong winds were the recipe for the day. Sailing conditions were awesome and despite the low water level of the dam, Race officer, Brian Sutherland managed to get in two races before holding a lunch break. What awesome racing, the Funkes sailed to two victories, while Ham and Robinson managed a 3rd and a 2nd. Racing was halted after the lunch and competitors started the long trek home through mist and snow.
The new season is upon us and the class is planning a number of fun events. One such event will be held at Sterkies in November. Bring the family. We will braai, sail, do a lucky draw and have fun. That is what sailing is about. In the meantime don't forget, Boskop 29/30 October 2016!