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Foxtrot on the Hunt at the Melges 24 States

by Tracey Walters on 19 Nov 2011
Melges 24 Tracey Walters
South Australian Gary Shanks was keen to weigh in at the NSW Melges 24 States on Lake Macquarie after he had lost eight kg in two weeks. The Outrage Us Crew weighed in eleven kilos over at the East Coast Championships two weeks ago needing a last minute crew change.

Gary snacked on a lettuce leaf San Choy Bow for dinner Thursday night before weigh in but shocked the Thai restaurant owners Friday night when he ate up a storm after racing. Gary commented 'We need to make weight because this is my crew I plan to race with at the Nationals in Geelong.'

Race one of the Melges 24’s and Kevin Nixon Accru battled it out with Warwick Rooklyn Bandit jibe for jibe until Bandit hotted it up to cross the finish line a boat length in front, Dan O’Connell Foxtrot a close third.

South Australian Yacht Foxtrot sporting a new set of locally made Alexander Sails were on fire in the second race and held onto their lead for a first with Bandit hot on their stern and Anthony Passmore Planit keeping the pressure on the pointy end of the fleet.

Sunny, hot and a strengthening North Easterly Breeze will start to sort the fleet for day 2 today.






Race Results: https://www33.telligence.net.au:8443/sitepreview/http/raceresults.lmyc.com.au/2011/tyregattas/

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