There were overcast and cool conditions for the penultimate twilight race of the Autumn Season, but a reasonable NW wind of 15 knots gusting to 20 knots made for some exciting sailing. Read Jeremy’s report Autumn Twilight Race 4
At 16:00 there was a 25 knot wind and dark clouds coming over the Hartz Mountains and it was looking like interesting conditions for the final Twilight race of the season. Unfortunately by 17:30 it had almost exhausted itself, settling down to a very variable 0 – 5 knot breeze, blowing westerly then veering to the north and back. Read Jeremy’s report Autumn Twilight Race 5
Stan Pickering has just completed a circumnavigation of Tasmania on board the ketch Minerva. Here he is almost home approaching the HYC jetty last Thursday. He went on to sail Obsession to a commendable third in the twilight that night.
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Well it was definitely Autumn last Thursday. Summer seemed to have given up trying once more, and it was overcast and cool on the river. There were nine boats out (which is a bit of a record for this year) and they all sailed well, finishing within a 15 minute window at about 8 pm. The Killala Bay race is run each year in autumn for the Tassal sponsored Killala Bay Trophy. The course is normally two laps to Killala Bay, but the starter shortened it to one lap as the wind was light to non-existent on a water surface like glass. Here’s Jeremy’s report Killala Bay and Autumn Twilight 3