Sailing: strong sea breeze changes race two of North Coast Series


Division 1 and two yachts head to the finish line.
Division 1 and two yachts head to the finish line.

THE two races held on day two of the North Coast Series between Hillarys Yacht Club and Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club offered contrasting conditions with the arrival of a strong sea breeze for race two.

For the first race, the light south-easterly made it difficult for officials to set the course and once under way those who picked the shifts best were in front at the finish.

In division 1, Hillarys’ yachts Sandrine, Jack Tar and Hard Evidence filled the first three places with Leda and Hot Gossip from Ocean Reef the next two.

Covert Operation, Volant and Catabatic consolidated Hillarys’ position in division two, with only Petite Bateau from Ocean Reef contributing with a second placing.

The second race began in a strong, consistent sea breeze and those who finished well back in the first race came to the fore.

Sally Malay (first and fastest), Lamotrek, Perle, Jack Tar and First Impression from Hillarys filled the first five places with Leda (ORSSC) sixth in division 1.

Ocean Reef’s success came in division two with a win to Feelin Free and a third to Panache however Pandora, Catabatic and Volant from Hillarys finished in the top five scoring important points.

Overall the lead established by Hillarys Yacht Club on the first day of racing was further consolidated as they attempt to regain the North Coast Series trophy.

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