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8 January 2019

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GOOD ONYA Kipper1258!!!
GRATULACJE WRmirekd!! MAITH AN FEAR bonknhoot!

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Either side of New Year’s Eve, the turnout for our annual Tasman Double is always surprisingly strong. How exactly the six-hourly rhythm of our WX updates rhymes at all with the unavoidable late night festivities and resultant long lie-ins is really quite a mystery. Our Leg 1 of course does coincide with the start of the IRL world-reknown Sydney Hobart, and once in Hobart one might as well race the return home. Apart from that, Leg 2 turned out to be the inaugural race of the SYC 12-race 2019 Championship of mid-distance races in high resolution winds when possible. So, more than 200 SOLers reported on the starting line (some only eventually) and some 160 made the return home a week later.

600-odd nautical miles basically all one way, and then in fast boats requiring the WX area to stretch well beyond the racing area so as to not confuse our predictor lines, turned out to be a bit of challenge for the wrfems grib generator, causing glitches at several WX updates, and a few racers were disadvantaged by these stochastic events. See the report by our runner-up on countback for some of the issues that had to be dealt with. Nevertheless, both on the approach into Hobart and on the exit back to Sydney, the vagaries of the light variable winds modelled in Storm Bay provided competitors with some real challenges. In the end, it was Kipper1258 who, by coming in first back into Sydney, won the series overall. A truly impressive display of skill and perseverance and appropriately from an Australian!

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