12′ skiff sailing NSW Championship

Good fun sailing in the Lincoln Crowne 12 Foot Skiff NSW Championship, Heat 4, conducted by the Lane Cove 12 Foot Sailing Skiff Club.

Luckily got the little rig on to introduce Adrienne to my style of 12 foot skiff sailing.  She looked a little bit like I was hogging all the toys, not even giving her the mainsheet going into the tacks and I was not sure she believed me when I said she should stay on the wire all the time, spinnaker sets, drops, always.  A nice start and first work set us up well for my strategic plan, which I suggested later in the race, a very loose cover on the other skiff she sails.  Humbug was pretty crowded.  The finish was almost pretty busy.  Just lost out to Skoll in the last little bit and somehow picked up Vantage Real Estate at the last moment.

Thanks to the Queensland 12 footer sailors who came down with Tank Girl (sporting Allwood Sails) and Ghetto Sled for the race and out for dinner and a good chat afterwards.

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And in the race results, Garde, Gemmell Sails and Lincoln Crowne, took the scratch placings.  And Hey Charger, CST Composites and www.skiff.org.au the handicap placings.  More details on the race results sheet.

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