Thursday, 10 February 2011

Aussie 18 Foot Skiffs: Commodore's Cup

Thurlow Fisher Lawyers crew with no race to sail. Image copyright Frank Quealey.

by Frank Quealey

After a week of high temperatures (in excess of 38/100 degrees), a strong southerly wind hit Sydney Harbour just prior to the schedules start time of the Commodore Cup 18ft Skiff race.

Gusts in excess of 30 knots made conditions far too dangerous for the safety of the fleet and the race officer was forced to abandon.

The next event for the Australian 18 Footers League will be sailed on Friday (6pm) when the club will conduct the annual Twilight Race.

Race 12 of the Club Championship and the Winning Appliances Trophy will be sailed next Sunday at 2.30pm.

A spectator ferry will follow both races, leaving Double Bay Public Wharf (alongside the clubhouse) 30 minutes prior to the start of each race.

Aussie 18 Footers League