Saturday at Lane Cove, the first inter-club race of the season, 15 knot Easterly.
Garde was the only boat of those rigging in Sleepy Hollow (Woodford Bay) who got onto the water on time to get to the club for the start, leaving the club-boats & Garde on the start alone to get away on the gun.
This gave Garde a great lead out of the river & on the first work to Manns Point, chased by The Bird & Hey Charger. Lincoln Crowne & Company had broken a shroud while rigging, they were fighting to come back from the time lost replacing this.
A patchy difficult Easterly saw breeze lines & shifts come & go on the water, making the long run to Drummoyne challenging, even for Garde with their handy lead.
This was the makeup of the day: Garde extending in the tricky conditions, Gemmell Sails coming back through the fleet into 2nd after their late start, Lincoln Crowne similarly working through to 3rd, to finish in this order. Hey Charger having a good day to take 4th behind LCC just in front of Variety & The Bird.