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Corrected time victory for Crazy with Aileen Lucas and new crew member, PRSC commodore Harold Keay

Des BeeckAlbany Advertiser
Commodore, Harold Keay, crewed for Aileen Lucas on the winner Crazy.
Camera IconCommodore, Harold Keay, crewed for Aileen Lucas on the winner Crazy. Credit: Des Beeck

Princess Royal Sailing Club commodore Harold Keay had a day on the water for the first time this sailing season when he scored a position as crew for Flying Fifteen skipper Aileen Lucas on Crazy.

He managed to fit onto a much smaller vessel that he is used to and was kept busy for the match race against Simon Lucas skippering FForever Young.

After trailing in the early stages Crazy found itself in front in the light southerly that hovered around the 10-knot mark for the entire race.

A very determined Simon Lucas decided that he should be in his rightful place and forged to the lead again.

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There wasn’t much in it as Crazy kept in touch and was applying much pressure on FForever Young which crossed the line less than two minutes in front.

Division 2 in their flying start with Mary Maitland, Flasheart, Cambio and Joker.
Camera IconDivision 2 in their flying start with Mary Maitland, Flasheart, Cambio and Joker. Credit: Des Beeck

However Aileen Lucas and her new crew member had done enough to win the race easily on corrected time and the Keay factor.

FForever Young was second and recorded fastest time yet again.

Four division two yachts competed in a flying start harbour course event with Stephen Lee in Flasheart getting away smartly and opening a handy lead to Joker with Josh Hughes who was doing better than Stephen Brown in Mary Maitland and the Dymes Cup winner, Ian Johnston in Cambio.

Somehow Flasheart, after its brilliant start, began dropping off the pace allowing Joker to take the lead.

Brown was also doing better after a sluggish start and he too had passed Flasheart and was now sitting in second position.

Johnston was still trailing well behind which was disappointing after some great results in recent weeks.

Hughes was on the last leg heading for the finish line when Brown made his move and almost drew alongside Joker.

Hughes didn’t panic and held Brown at bay to finish just ahead but Mary Maitland was rewarded with a narrow win on handicap.

Joker was second and recorded fastest time in a fine effort while Flasheart after a promising start took third place.

Three yachts from the JAM fleet competed in a harbour course race and Jason Pomery in Mia Celeste and Lloyd Pascoe in Arkessa were joined by Paula and Colin Morrison having their first race with their new boat Shiralee.

Paula and Colin Morrison on Shiralee behind Jason Pomery in Mia Celeste.
Camera IconPaula and Colin Morrison on Shiralee behind Jason Pomery in Mia Celeste. Credit: Des Beeck

Pomery was quickly off the mark with Mia Celeste with Akressa and Shiralee doing battle well behind.

Pascoe finally got more speed with Arkessa and not only left Shiralee well behind but had caught and passed Mia Celeste in a fantastic piece of sailing.

Arkessa went on unchallenged to win handsomely leaving Mia Celeste in second place and Shiralee taking third place and of course will benefit from this initial outing.

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