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February 14, 2021

Consistency Race 6

The long queue of boats waiting for the Hillarys Boat Ramp stretched out to sea; an indication of the calm sea with little wind enjoyed by many boaties on the first mask-free day on February 14th after lockdown ended.
Not so for yachties, as the weak westerly resulted in a shortened course and frustrated those slower yachts stranded when the breeze weakened further.
After an initial false start for division one, Bruce Bradford on Whispering Jack did enjoy the day, however, with a first and fastest followed by fast finishers La Premiere (Gary and Julie Beeck) and Deckchairs Overboard (Neil and Wendy Harrison) second and third. Deckchairs Overboard was first on IRC.
In division two, also getting home first and fastest was Covert Operation (Bart Brouwer and Graham Atkinson) with Blue Chip (Keith and Deborah Fisk) and Show Me (Tim Tucker) second and third over the line and also on handicap. Blue Chip was first in this the fourth Viking Cup race.
Second over the line but first on handicap was Hard Evidence (Peter Hibberd) in division three followed by Salamander second but fastest and Vaya Con Dios (Chris Blackney) third.

John Bird



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