Sailors given blessing of weather god
LUCKY sailors were blessed with a break in the rainy weather to compete in heat four of the Poseidon Sailaway Club Championship last weekend.
Clear blue skies and a strong breeze lifted the five yachts powering to top mark.
The series leader Anne Sea rounded first and was followed closely by Ice and Port FM Mais Oui.
By the second leg the gap between the leaders began to build as Tau Ceti and Whitecap dropped off the pace.
Anne Sea needed 5 minutes and 8.9 seconds per minute of elapsted time to stay ahead on handicap from Ice and Port FM Mais Oui.
They held on to the line honours in a tight contest but were unable to shake off the challenge.
First place was awarded to Ice with a corrected time just 35 seconds from Port FM Mais Oui who came second two seconds ahead of Ann Sea in third place.
Whitecap came fourth and Tau Ceti followed in fifth.
Just as the yachts cruised back into port the rain began to fall but it was not enough to dampen the spirits of the triumphant competitors blessed with a great afternoon of sailing.
Ann Sea remains on top of the leader board on 7.5 points closely followed by Port FM Mais Oui on 8.5 and Ice on 13. Race 5 is on March 12th with the final heat on March 26th.