1st day back on the water for Lincoln Crowne & Company for Season 2014-15

Lane Cove Race, Saturday 20th September, 2014

Lane Cove, Forecast 2nd rig, blowing 2nd rig South-easterly. Nick Press moved forward from the 18 footers, with his new boat Dimension Polyant and reunited with Interdominion winning crew Andrew Stevenson to make the day challenging.

Handicap start, Lincoln Crowne & Company and Dimension Polyant  were off scratch chasing everyone.  Lincoln Crowne & Company got the breeze out of the start and lead. Dimension Polyant to the Humbug where Lincoln Crowne & Company missed a shift and Dimension Polyant passed them in Humbug, ahead of Lincoln Crowne & Company and beginning the long chase of the fleet and  working to the Goat Island mark.

On the work to Goat Island Lincoln Crowne & Company tacked short to Greenwich, leaving Dimension Polyant short of pressure and opening a gap. Like this at Goat Island rounding for the run to Kerosene Bay mark. For the 3 laps, with the margin between Lincoln Crowne & Company  and Dimension Polyant  elastic, but on average 200m apart (Lincoln Crowne & Company assisted with Dimension Polyant  having a few teething troubles)

However, neither of the skiffs were making much dent on the handicap boats, which got onto the race track in better breeze and moved out in the initial stage to hold their handicap time.

This was the way it resolved back into the river to the finish. Lincoln Crowne & Company was just in front of Dimension Polyant, both just outside the time-margin Skol started with, leaving Skol with fastest time for the day.

 10 boats started. No racing Sunday at Sydney Flying Squadron (the new harbour-home for the 12s), the SFS season beginning October 11th.

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