Race Report



it, anarchist JFunk is at the Aussie 505 Nationals and he has been sending
us daily reports, but we just realized they were in our junk folder!
Sorry about that…

is what earlier in the week looked like…

pressure dropped for Heats 7 and 8 of the Musto Performance, EngwirdaMarine
505 National down to the 5-8kn range. Marginal trapezing weather for
the 505. At the same time, the start times had come forward to take
us out of the worst of the tide to bring down the lumps. Oh yea and
it was shifty, big swings of up to 30 degrees.

7 saw the usual battle to get to the left for the leaders, but there
was an early swing to the left Quirk/Reffold (White Boat), Duessen/Spencer
(Commonwelth Bank) and Higgins/Camel Groove Train) rolled straight onto
it, the rest hung on. By the time the rest did roll, our lead 3 were
going back the otherway and a long way in front. The White Boat rounded
with the lead from Commonwealth Bank and Groove Train. Nothing changed
till the last beat Nigel Lott and Robert Franks on Sweaty Betty cam
flying through. They had speed to burn and moved to second by the finish,
Groove Train came through for 3rd after Commonwealth Bank sailed a poor
last run.