After a few warm up races the day before, Sunday’s racing began with recovery management after drinking the club dry in a fairly typical Sharpie night. Some chose windsurfing, others the more traditional breakfast bakery run to shake off the dust – none were successful.
While the rain held off, the breeze began to build, class President Jesse Mitton, sailing SA 801 Pitter Patter, thought he’d entered the Milang to Meningie Race and headed off on his own part way through Race 1, while Mark Soulsby and team, on SA 919 Shaderunner, took the bullet.
With the wind kicking up a gear for Race 2, Mal Higgins got the better of the fleet and took a win that would secure the overall victory after racing was abandoned due to strong winds. The fleet was starting to struggle and the beer was calling.
The annual long weekend pilgrimage to a country club was a real hit for the Sharpies again this year, with a great weekend away in the picturesque town of Milang. A big thanks went out to the Milang Regatta Club and Commodore Nick Wotton for hosting the event, with great racing and top-notch hospitality.
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