The Noosa Triathlon weekend decimated and shook the 12s fleet. Losses to Noosa impacted three boats, but also caused Peter to break curfew and bring the Kitchen Maker south. Three boats lined up on the start line; Ghetto Sled/ Carbon Chandlery with usual team of Rich and Crossy, Giddy Up with Paulo taking Angus on […]
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A packed lawn greeted us as we prepared to take on Waterloo Bay’s NE breeze again in our trusty little, but powerful, skiffs. The young guns in their “drive it like a rental” grey skiff had the #2 rig ready to go, as they didn’t have a spinnaker for the #1. We decided to follow […]
Saturday saw three 12s at RQ for what looked like a drifting sick easterly. Last minute withdrawal meant the grey boat Scum and Villainy pull out without even putting in a stick. New boat was Kitchen Makers recently purchased from Sydney by a couple of former 18s sailors on the Sunny Coast grabbed all the […]
Waterloo Bay turned up the volume for the 12ft skiffs, who enjoyed epic wind conditions at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron for the 4-day event, despite the odd rain squall. Eventual winners, Nick Press and Andrew Hay on Sydney Sailmakers showed consistency throughout the 6-race series to post no worse than a 2nd place across […]
The forecast, depending where you sourced from, was either 5-10knots building then fading or 15-20knots fading late. The rigging lawn was experiencing 20knots all the weather observation points were inconsistent; 20 at spitfire, 14 at inner beacon, 25 at bananas, the morning coaches had all seen 30+ knots and rescued their learner fleets off the […]
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