Omokoroa had a record attendance of six yachts entering its three-event challenge on Sunday (December 15).
The yachts Minx, Piccaninny, Chico, Culprit, Konini and Wayleggo entered in the Omokoroa’s last event for the year, drawing people to the shoreline to watch.
Calm seas and a light breeze made for an enjoyable day in Omokoroa.
Sailing convenor John Budden says there was a light north-west breeze and slight sea, making for an exceptional afternoon on the water in the sun.
“We had a perfect start with the first race, all six yachts in line. The breeze remained constant, which allowed all yachts to dig it in and make the mark in one tack.”
John says the second event ran a similar course to the first. “Again, a great start. Piccaninny got a huge lift and was off to the first mark, closely followed by the fleet and a freshening breeze.”
John says, at the turn, Piccaninny still held the lead and blasted back up channel “to which was just ahead of Minx and Wayleggo”.
The third and last event of the day stayed consistent with the others, making for a faultless day’s racing.
The last race proved to be a close race right to the finish, says John. “What an afternoon’s sailing.”