With a fresh in the river from the persistent rains during the week, the Maroochy River was quite murky with the run-off from local creeks. With a low tide around midday, there was scarcely a shade of blue in the waters.
In the morning, the Tackers 2 group took to the chocolate waters to practise their skills with Casey, their training boats standing out with their striped sails.
Race Officers Sean Tisdale assisted by David Ollerenshaw set a course that involved the afternoon Racing Fleet sailing zig-zags downwind. As the moderate breeze swung to the North, gybes at the middle marks were not necessary, but roundings at the windward and leeward marks involved tricky gybes.
In Division 1, Phil Gray led the fleet with his Impulse, while Sarah Johnson had a solid afternoon on the water, while other Lasers enjoyed close racing seconds apart.
In Division 2, all Sabres, here was close competition at the from between Rhys Jones and John Ladewig, and among the following Sabres just a little way behind.
Opti sailors Riley House and Kristian Pugh shared the two races, and ashowing increasing confidence and capability on the Race Course.
After the two scheduled races were completed, Race Officer Sean sent most of the fleet away for a shorter third race to round off the afternoon.
NEXT WEEK - Sunday 4 March -
MAROOCHY HEAD of the RIVER. Start Time 11.00am
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