November 20 - 26, 2016: Issue 290
Palm Beach Sailing Club's 'Beware Of The Bullets' Regatta 2016: Day 1
In sailing terminology a 'bullet' is a patch of wind, sometimes fluky, which can create problems for those not aware of them and the places they may occur - such as the Pittwater estuary.
On Saturday November 19 Palm Beach Sailing Club began day one of their annual 'Beware the Bullets' Regatta with a large field of participants in Hobies, Vipers, Wettas, F18's, Wildcats and even a Nacra 17. Legends who have won World Championships this year, such as Rod and Kerry Waterhouse and Evelyn Curtis and Anthony Duchatel, among a few other current and upcoming champions, were among the fleet.
Family crews were doing very well too in the first race of the regatta, and clearly loving the good breeze that made for zipping around marks off The Basin and Stokes Point.
David Renouf and his very talented sailing daughters were again in charge of the Start Boat, Trevor Gourlay kindly took photographers in amongst the action to get some of what runs below, while club commodore Richard Lacey worked hard supported by PBSC members Andrew Nelson et. al for months prior to this year's regatta to ensure everyone was looked after and free to sail.
A full report and results will run next Issue after the regatta for 2016, a 50th anniversary for the club, has been completed.
Some of Day One's action runs below.
Pittwater Online has loaded a photo album for participants and their families to help themselves to HERE.
Please email us if you'd like a full resolution of any image, including the number of that photo.
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Report and Pictures by A J Guesdon, 2016.