It was a lovely sunny day at ‘The Duck’ with a warmish Northerly of about 10 knots blowing straight down the dam. This direction suits Puddleduck particularly well as it provides for a long tacking leg with just enough wind shifts to make things interesting. A full dam with no weed complemented the conditions.
Given the perfect day the fleet was surprisingly small. It was thought that this could have something to do with commitments for Melbourne Cup functions.
One of the good things that happens when the fleet is small is that all skippers usually get to the podium in a few races and most skippers get at least one race victory.
Thanks to Dave who acted as PRO today and counted us in for starts when the technology failed.
Congratulations to Phil Jackman (Trouty) who won with three 1st placings, two 2nd’s and one 3rd. I managed to sneak in for second place finishing well in the later races. Jammy took third spot suffering the disadvantage of three race wins at the start of the day and then having to carry the associated handicap for the rest of the morning.