Bay to Bay 2017

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Re: Bay to Bay 2017

Postby paul trotter » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:51 pm

Yes Max that would be great.

Colin Verrall the race organiser has said the Careels look to be the most numerous represented class in this event!

What if......

Blacksheep
Storm
Druthers
Magic Bus
Casper
Midnight
Katrina
About time too
Y Knot
La Paloma

Were all in attendance?

So much fun....so many good times!
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Re: Bay to Bay 2017

Postby Mango » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:03 pm

Hi all, does anyone have a copy of last year's Bay2Bay results? I know I was the last Careel into Garry's.

Thanks,

John

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Re: Bay to Bay 2017

Postby Mango » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:36 am

Day Two of our road trip to Tin Can Bay.

Yesterday after the ANZAC dawn service Helen and I drove up to Lake Macquarie to meet up with our friends Heather and Mic who will be our crew for the Bay2Bay this year.

We stayed at a lovely motel at North Haven last night just South of Port Macquarie. Today (Wednesday) we drove up to Byron Bay with a long stop over at Grafton where our wives hit the shops while we also got some crew T-shirts printed up.

We've had a great night at Byron Bay with a top duo at the Beach Hotel playing a fantastic medley of songs from our favourite bands.

Thursday we'll drive up to Tin Can Bay and launch the boat with the plan to have a practice sail on Friday to get in the swing for the Bay2Bay. Looking forward to catching up with the Careel crowd on Friday night!

Cheers,

John

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Re: Bay to Bay 2017

Postby paul trotter » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:46 pm

Good effort John and sound preparation.

We head up tomorrow AM but the boat is prepared and some final packing to go. The excitement is almost unbearable.
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Re: Bay to Bay 2017

Postby paul trotter » Mon May 01, 2017 8:23 pm

Well guys this year's B2B was amazing with the best conditions and breeze in years and we had a huge Careel 18 fleet in attendance with nine C18 vessels participating making up a fleet on 121 vessels making it the largest sailing regatta in Australia?

Saturday we had fresh winds and slack high tide making for a great start for our division but with two Careels recalled after crossing the line prematurely including the characters of Mango Madness (John Dwyer and crew) and Mr Cook in Honey Ryder)....Knuckles in Dolphin had a fast clean start and was not seen again.

The winds faded a little during the day but were more than adequate to push us all up the Garry's in record time with the tide with us to Inskip point and then we pushed the tise the rest of the way. The seas stood up with some great surfing action in Wide Bay.
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Re: Bay to Bay 2017

Postby paul trotter » Mon May 01, 2017 8:34 pm

B2B provisional report continued.....

We had a raft up in Saturday night with 8 Careels with Brian Jellyman drying out in Upright and Mr Dwyer's Pariahs also following suit as they beached in Honky Tonk.

The next morning we had a very clean start in what could have been a nightmare scenario with a 3 knot with the wind and tide start (Colin advised fleet not to start early as you would not get back across the line).

We had good winds all the way and it dropped off a little as we rounded White Cliffs but we were not dissapointed as the tide turned in our favour near Duck Island and the SE squalls came in to create some surfing action with speeds of 7-8 knots recorded in the Careel fleet. Most of us finished around 1:30pm in record conditions with Dolphin taking out line honours followed by Cookie in Honey Ryder and then Graham Wilkinson in Cool Change.

We had a fantastic tussle with Sebby and Cool Change only to prevail in the last leg to beat them bith by a couple of boat lengths after six hours of racing!
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Re: Bay to Bay 2017

Postby paul trotter » Mon May 01, 2017 8:49 pm

Congratulations to Knuckles in Dolphin for line honours and Brian Jellyman of the PBH victory in the whole division.

So just why is then even a must bucket list event? Just ask every Careel participant....everyone raved about what a great time they had.....

Some reasons:

1. The event is professionally run
2. The event is just right in terms of challenges and fatigue. Two nights on the boats in safe calm anchorages (Tin Can Bay Marina and Garry's Anchorage)
3. An exciting colourful spectacle with so many wonderful boats to look.
4. The social aspect with the initial beers at Hervey Bay and the often hilarious bus drive back and the wonderful and over indulged dinner at the marina, the raft up Saturday night and the well run meal and presentation evening at the end.
5. The starts (so many boats, so much action)
6. The shear spectacle and scenery of the race and its setting in a beautiful waterway.
7. Trevor's (MC) laugh and jokes at the presentation.
8. Watching the round ups in the water
9. Cracking that first beer after the finish on day 1
10. The fatigue coming around the top of Woody (can we catch Sebby and hold Graham at bay)
11. The magic sunset and sunrise at Garry's
12. The flare show and fairy lights at Garry's
13. The big meal at the presentation
14. The happenings and crazy incidents on the water as Careels fight it out at close range.
15. The anticipation on the drive north knowing that big things are yet to come.
16. Getting to know your crew and spend a quality 4 days with people you enjoy.
17. The stories told at the presentation and in the car on the way home.

So why wouldn't you come next year?
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