Monthly : October 2017

KEN COOK TROPHY / CONSISTENCY RACE 2 RACE REPORT

A foreboding forecast of 40 knots in squalls didn’t prevent nineteen competitors taking to the waters under grey skies in the FSC Inshore Ken Cook Memorial / Consistency Race 2 on Saturday….

FSC INSHORE SUMMER SERIES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RACE 1/CONSISTENCY RACE 1

The first serious race of the season saw eighteen boats take to the water last Saturday. A ten-knot breeze from the west created ideal conditions for skippers and crew to dust off their skills following the long hiatus after the winter series. A pyrocumulus cloud over the hills was a reminder of the warming season.

GERALDTON RACE REPORT & OFFSHORE WEEKLY UPDATE

The 49th Geraldton Ocean Classic started last weekend. Traditionally, the Fremantle to Geraldton is a 221nm downwind race, where the fleet hoist their spinnakers and surf all the way to Geraldton. Boats compete for the fastest time, and this race is the first race in the prestigious Bluewater Siska Trophy series.

COVENTRY REEF WRAP UP AND WEEKLY UPDATE

The weather forecast for the Rockwater Coventry Reef Race was predicted light north easterlies, shutting down around the middle of the day and then turning southward later in the afternoon. With the best of the breeze coming in early, Fremantle Sailing Club had wisely added a short course option