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9 May 2020


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GRATULACJE WRmirekd!!!
GEFELICITEERD bonknhoot!! FELICIDADES rafa!

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As we set off on Leg 5 of our A3 (Aaron Around Australia) Memorial Series, let us not forget (your editor nearly did, and also wsguerin's very excellent report from mid-fleet top of page and the medal ceremony bottom ditto) the torrid upwind struggle of the previous leg from Sydney to Brisbane, which saw our numbers of Australian (in particular) virtual yachters swell prodigiously. With 276 entries of which 217 finished within the time limit, Leg 4 has been our best turn-out for some time. But not everybody enjoyed the unending struggle into the wind and the waves with rarely less than 25 knots apparent across the deck, and so it was that it was decided that was the last time for a good while, we wanted to take quite as much of our time about it, inspiring the following eulogy for that beastly Beneteau:

Farewell then, trusty Forty-seven, full-stop, 7
Cruise-racer most capacious, like a Seven 47
With opt'mum angles, simple, logical and fair
Back to the boathouse you shall go, don't ask, so there:
Some folk dislike your charms – they say "not Heaven".

Nervertheless, the 47.7 gave us close racing, and after three days of imagining sitting on the rail whilst perched on our sofa's, it was 1 minute that separated P1 from P2, another P2 from P3, a further P3 from P4 and a final P4 from the next 5, with P1 of course going to the redoubtable WRmirekd, who, as you will have read elsewhere, repeated that feat on The Great Sandy Strait two races later for a Perfect 10 on the SYC Ladder. It's a numbers game!

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