Cooloola Cup Blown Into June

Day one of the Bay to Bay had glorious weather

Day one of the Bay to Bay had glorious weather

It was enough to blow the sugar out of your tea! Not measured in knots or km/hr, that was the wind strength for the Cooloola Cup weekend.

The wind was actually blowing 25 knots with gusts greater than that in the bay, so with a Met Office strong wind warning for the Fraser Coast, there was no option but to postpone the Cup until 4 and 5 June.

Despite the cancellation, a couple of catamaran sailors went out just for fun and how they did fly across the water. Also, a couple of Yacht Club members couldn’t resist the temptation to go kite surfing and spent quite some time being airborne. Possibly there were a few sore muscles the day after.

The weather for the Bay to Bay was glorious on the Saturday and all fleets got off to a good start (apart from one general recall) with a good out-going tide to take them to Inskip Point.

When the fleets turned the corner the tide was against them but fortunately the wind was behind and the spinnakers came out. Sunday’s weather was not so great, a bit grey and rainy, but the yachts made it to the finish. (For results, check the Hervey Bay Yacht Club website).

Club racing continues on alternate Sundays, with casual sailing on Wednesdays and ‘come and try/green fleet’ on the Saturdays before racing. Check our website for details.

The Cooloola Cup is rescheduled for 4 and 5 June.

by Kay Muir

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