The forecast thunderstorm didn't eventuate, but there was rain and easterly winds. Race 6 saw 8 to 10 knots, with local boat Bandit (Glenn and Jack) taking out their first win, with The Nudists (Richie and Lissa) clawing their way back from an OCS to snag second ahead of Craig and Paul in Snatch.
Race 7 started in similar wind, but shortly after the start a squall came through from the left with up to 18 knots. Bangers and Louis (OMFTB) notched up their first win of the regatta, with Snatch consistent as ever in second place. The Nude came back from another shocking start to finish 3rd.
The forecast for the final two days is for plenty of wind and rain!
There were sparkly conditions for Day 2 of the 2021-22 B14 National Titles at Illawarra Yacht Club.
Lightweights Richie and Lissa, sailing in The Nude, snagged two wins. Overnight leaders Craig and Paul got a 3rd and a 2nd, and Glenn and Jack in Bandit consolidated 3rd place with a 2nd and a 4th.
Day One of the 2021-22 B14 National Titles at Illawarra Yacht Club was held in glamour conditions, sunny and 7-14 knots.
Craig Garmston and Paul Flemming are leading after 3 races with 2 bullets and a second, with The Nudists in second with 2 seconds and a first. Local legend Glenn Cardwell, with crew Jack Markey, is in third, with Guy Bangers Bancroft and Louis Chapman snapping at their heels.
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After months of lockdowns and regatta cancellations, the Australian fleet is gearing up to hold the 2021-22 B14 National Titles at Illawarra Yacht Club.
The dates are the 2nd to the 7th of January 2022.
The club and the fleet are itching to hold the event, and to get the chance to see each other, compete and social once again.
To allow for the now-normal Covid uncertainties, entry is flexible, with no late fee applying, but do get in early before the November 28th cut-off date to ensure you get the event merchandise. The entry fee will be refunded less costs if health restrictions are reimposed.