Sydney Flying Squadron, Season 2017-18  29.10.17

First North -easter at the squadron this season. 2 sprint-races scheduled, 2nd sail, run-in tide.

1st race, Geothermal, JRW and LCC Asia Pacific all on the line with speed, LCC to boat-end, other end favoured, giving the other 2 a break at the first crossing out of Bradleys Head.

2 short tacks into Taylor Bay, opted to go east to avoid the 18footer pack in a bunch out of their start.

Caught and passed JRW doing this, but coming into the Neilsen Park gas Buoy top-mark Geotherm had made  a big break in the traffic on the western shore: they were gone down the run, and away fro the race. LCC held off JRW down the run, and kept them behind on the second work, crossing gybes on the second run from Nielsen park to the finish, with Maersk trying to get back into the top 3 on the final run: Goetherm, LCC Asia pacific, JRW, Maersk.

1 lap for the second-race. Huge pin-end bias to the line saw Geotherm and Maersk roll LCC on the line, in the gas LCC couldnt lay the pin, tacked east omg port.

Tacked back to the bunch at Bradleys Head, just behind Geotherm and Maersk. Swapping tacks with them up the western shore, then the log Port fetch to Nielsen Park. Geotherm just ahead, Maersk over stood the lay line and behind LCC, reaching down to the lay made the Nielsen mark just in fromnt.

Gybing down to the finish, Maersk just able to keep ahead to take 2nd by 20m from LCC, with JRW 4th.

Last week big-sail easterly at SFS, JRW for the win, Sydney Sailmakers 2nd, LCC Asiapacific 3rd.