Balmain sailors in the Australian Sailing and Cruising Club’s Mardi Gras Regatta
February 28, 2014
Balmain sailors Karen Abel, Julie Phillips and Anni Browning came 3rd in the Australian Sailing and Cruising Club's Mardi Gras Regatta. Skipper was FNQ sailor Scott Davis. The regatta is sailed annually in the CYC's Elliot 7 boats and very well supported by the Youth Sailing Academy's Pam. The asymmetric spinnakers proved a challenge but in a consistent 12 knot wind and a mostly sunny day, 5 races were run.
"The blisters, bruises, bumps and sore muscles are now forgotten and the fun of the day will be what we remember. The fact that we were still able to hike out on the benches in the CYC's bar while enjoying a celebratory beer is evidence that we were not too damaged," - said Anni Browning.