LCC Asia Pacific sailing

2 weeks to go before National Titles at SFS

Sundays race saw 8 starters on a fairly short start line just to the east of Clark Island in a 10 to 12 knot north east breeze and a run out tide. The short line congested the fleet resulting in a general recall. The re-start saw Lincoln Crowne mid line under Maersk and Geotherm. Pointing high off the line Lincoln Crowne squeezed Maersk and Geotherm forcing them to tack away as the fleet headed towards Bradleys Head. Mid way in the channel LCC tacked on to port toward Shark Island, crossing just behind Brett Hobson on Geotherm and a little in front of Maersk. Approaching the top mark, the Neilsen Park gas Buoy, Geotherm had pulled out a 90 second lead with Maersk and Lincoln Crowne neck and neck and the rest of the pack 3 to 5 minutes in arrears. The placings remained the same around Shark island and to bottom mark off Clarke Island. Out of the bottom mark the breeze died a little down to 8 knots. Lincoln Crowne then picked up a gear sailing in high mode trying to get into more of the north east pressure paying off as they crossed Geotherm off Bradleys head. Now it was a two horse race with the lead changing a few times on the work back to the Gas Buoy. Geotherm snuck around 20seconds in front and then an untimely kite snag on Lincoln Crowne put paid to any chance of catching, finishing 1minute behind.

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