Yesterday was a bit tricky for a number of different reasons, one of them being the unstable wind, which, although mainly NE, was trying to swing NW, which it finally did………much to half the fleets loss. We had a visitor, Jim, who sails a cJ up in Waihi and he came to have a look at the Chch scene while here on business. Jim was willingly press ganged as assistant RO for the day and as his vocation is a computer programmer, mastered the computer instantly.
I was RO for the day and set a large array of marks around the bay, which would have had our commodore drooling with delight, mainly because the current NE breeze was forecasted to turn NW. The wind was OK but changing from NE to puffs of NW and SW until it finally set into a NW for the last heat of the day requiring a course change. However quite a lot of sailors got the course change wrong and by the time we sorted out who sailed correctly or not, I could not use the computer results. The attached pdf is correct to the best of my knowledge.
Congratulations Dayele, Polly and Glen for reaching podium positions, and the rest of the fleet for their good behaviour. Tom Arthur