Plenty of close finishes but much of the regatta was a slow motion affair with light winds mostly from the northerly quarter (never a popular direction on the lake). The Race Officer had only half the lake to play with as the wind in the south east end of the lake was largely non-existent.
Many thanks to our major sponsor Burnsco Marine and Leisure. Due to their generous support we had a fine selection of prizes.
I am beginning to think we need to make some sort of offering to the swamp spirits as our season has been notable for very light winds, gales, and winds that just kick in as the sailors are packing up. Today was no different with a nice N'wester filling in about 1600hr. Trouble is I am not entirely sure what offering would appease a swamp spirit. Our club has certainly donated enough hats, sunglasses, wind-indicators, battens, and the occasion rudder but clearly these items are not what is wanted.
Regatta results below. Congratulations to all the winners and to all the sailors making a go of it in difficult conditions. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made the event possible.