Dragon Weekend Racing 18 May 2022
Saturday saw six Dragons on the start line for a short town course Still Crazy got the best of the starts and led at fairway 3 – the decided to go to the north shore Rob Campbell rounded second and chose the South shore – the rest of fleet split evenly to both shores At no 11 it was the south shore that paid and Quicksilver went well ahead and stayed there to the finish Close racing behind between Still Crazy , Avalanche and Beauty and the Beast finished with Avalanche 2nd Beauty 3rd and Still Crazy 4th
Sunday was scheduled as a four Race Mini series from Team Phoebe The first race saw Quicksilver and Still Crazy getting to the north shore first to short tack along the shore – the remainder of the fleet came in late. Beauty caught Still Crazy port and starboard which resulted in a 720 turn.
Quicksilver again went on to win the race with Avalanche 2nd and Beauty 3rd Race 2 again saw Quicksilver hit the shore first with close racing going on behind This continued for the next lap with Still Crazy rounding the last mark just in front of Avalanche for 2nd place – a slight mistake allowed Avalanche to stop Still Crazy tacking for the line and got through to 2nd, Still Crazy 3rd with Beauty 4th
The wind then shifted and a decision was made to go further down river to a better crossing across the river Sadly the wind died when the tide turned which led to the remaining races being abandoned Overall positions. 1st Quicksilver 2nd Avalanche 3rd Beauty and the Beast.
(Main picture from 2021)