South-easter sailing in Brisbane to Gladstone on Good Friday
LIGHT breezes on the harbour set the scene for close sailing and increased tactical work as the growing Impulse fleet mixed it with Martin Cooper and Morgan Lewis sailing Laser class dinghies.
David Mann in his Impulse Tarfun maintained his lead over the fleet, though Martin Cooper chased him down in race three of the day.
Ray Hobbs, Steve Lewis and Sheldon Haines played a close race all afternoon with the lead changing periodically.
Tim Williams saw the benefit of time spent tuning his new rig, with a noticeably better performance this week.
The yacht fleet were noticeable for their absence, with only Peter Leask and crew crossing the start line in Sonofabeach for a lone harbour sail.
Restless, Wistari and No Problem are all at sea, on route to Brisbane to compete in the 68th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.
The fleet will start off Sandgate Pier on Good Friday; Brisbane-based favourite Black Jack will be chasing the record, although Fat Controller, owned by Gladstone locals, Cameron and Lesley Pryce is tipped to be a contender on handicap.
MARINA HOBBS - Port Curtis Sailing Club