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Day 2 + Final Results

Yesterday was again a successful day of racing for YoungGuns. The spirits were high leading into the day with an 11 point lead. The racing started early with a far offshore start in a 3-meter swell. The breeze was soft for the first race, with short fluky gusts. We...

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Successful Day 1

Today was a clear sky day but brought lumpy seas with a considerable swell (1.5 to 3 metres). The breeze was about 10-15 knots most of the time with lulls and stronger gusts. As the breeze was blowing offshore, it brought many shifts and fluctuating pressure. It was a...

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2015 Enviropacific Services Inner Spring Regatta

Dad and I (Sean) have booked the flight tickets to head over to Newcastle, Australia, for the 2015 Enviropacific Services Inner Spring Regatta. The regatta will be held at NCYC, the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club. The racing will be over the weekend of the 29th and...

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Sunny Saturday

When we motored out under the bridge yesterday, the wind was quite light and it got lighter and lighter further down the harbour. We did a few runs up and down the harbour with just the main and jib. Slowly the wind picked up with some good...

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First Middle Harbour Race

Today was Young Guns first mid-week race from Middle Harbour Yacht Club. Pre-start a squall came through with rain and heavy winds. So the decision was made to start with full main and the J2 headsail. Mum and Imogen took the light wind as an opportunity to practice...

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The Christening

Yesterday was Young Guns' official launch. We invited some people and ended up with a nice turnout. The boat was, lowered into the water, secured and then Mum (Amanda) gave a speech with a blessing to the boat and all who sail on her. With...

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Up and running

Today was the best day yet. We had a substantial amount of breeze for us to sail in, about 6 knots on average. On the boat today, Brett called two of his mates to help us out. Both of them have professional experience; we were fortunate to...

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First sail!

Today was a leap of progress for Young Guns. This afternoon, with the hoisting of the mainsail in front of the Sydney Opera House, the extensive size of the sails was realised for a 35-foot boat. The breeze was light, about 3 knots, so we...

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