HFPT Day 4 and Australian National Titles

HFPT Day 4 and Australian National Titles

Day 4

Race 10 HFPT Race 2 Nationals

Although out early we were still delayed 30 minutes ready for the promised forecast of steady winds. We were not disappointed.

Steady wind was in 8-10knots from NE as racing was underway.

With Race 10 completed a second drop was available.

Conditions just got better increasing 12-18knots with many on too big a kite a welcome postponement for 20 minutes allowed a change of gear.

The following 3 races in this session completed in 12-14knots.

One more OCS not returning a protest and redress sorted after racing.

The troops were excited rolling over the races in quick succession then a well deserved break.

30 minutes after last finisher the AP on beach was lowered with racing again underway within the hour.

This final session wind strength 14-20knots and getting lumpy on the start boat ūüôā

Kiters were happy to be there with Townsville weather at it’s sunny best conditions for this regatta.

Race 15 Alti had the upper hand over Mani.

A number of close calls as racers reaching with final squeeze towards the finish boat had my eyes wide open.

A number of personal battles racing against each other with the Lenny and Hamish show changing positions regularly made for great entertainment.

Final race saw wind change moving left after the start with wind dropping to 10 knots but results board unchanged.

Summing up a challenging few days of race management although a great team to work with all enthusiastic to be there.

Thankyou to the Townsville Sailing Club, Commodore Craig Knight, Club Ambassador John Byrne and Organiser Marvin Baumeister Schoenian.

Thanks also to our sponsor

Flysurfer Kiteboarding

Kind regards

Stephen Aulich

Race Officer

IRO AUSSA17

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