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A Twilight sized fleet gathered to contest DH race 2 and this was very gratifying. The weather held and in a lightening breeze the Blue fleet made it back from Nielsen Park, White from Shark and the Red(s) from the Fort.

The ‘big’ boats – Clovelly Pacific, Sweet Chariot, Flashback, Lisdillon and GWhizz, made the Blue Division a daunting site as they entered Humbug.  With 14 boats in the blue fleet for the race it was an excellent turn-out.

Photograph courtesy Andrew Richardson – click here for more photographs from Andrew for DH Race 2

 

White division also looked healthy with 5 contestants – Tana, Out of Africa, New Territories, Joka and Umzimkulu II.

Sadly the Red fleet was depleted.  However, there seems to be building interest and the fleet size looks like increasing in the very near future.  There is still room for boats from the Red and Green twilight fleets to join and enjoy a day on the water on a Saturday.

The return to west of Bridge coincided with the departure of the fuel carrier Elka Delphi.  The red fleet, observing the procedures outlined at the Skippers’ briefing, slipped by along the Snails Bay ‘shore’ as the vessel was manoeuvred out from its berth in Gore Cove.  I’m sure the rest of the GFS fleet also observed the correct procedure.

Next Saturday Race is Spring Race 5 – October 24.

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