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Aye, the seas were mighty and the wind was puffy, but for all that a good day on Lake Burley-Griffen. The wind range was 15-20kts with lulls much lower than that. Typical inland lake conditions at this time of year. It is not so much the actual wind strength but the rapid change in velocity. First lesson, make sure main can be uncleated when sitting on ama! The gust onslaught demands a quick response so not being able to uncleat the main was a real concern.
Unfortunately the lower tie on my gennaker came loose, so I could not furl, and had to retire.
At least I clocked up another hour or so on the boat. With a little luck I won’t be a complete numpty on the boat by the JB regatta!