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AUS: D-One wins ACT Dinghy Championship

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Third race for the “Tour de Australis” series was held in conjunction with ACT Dinghy Championships held on 14/15th November at the Canberra Yacht Club..

Racing is conducted on Lake Burley Griffin that is located in the centre of Canberra, Australia’s capital city.

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The race course is in the sight of parliament house, so after a suitable salute to our esteemed leaders, racing commenced. The weather was very British, winds light and shifty with grey cloud. D-Ones are part of the fast handicap fleet. This also included a number of B14s and an IC. The first race was run as an Olympic course and was abandoned as the time limit was exceeded. The course was shortened down to windward returns and two races we were able to complete two. With the lighter winds the D-Ones superior maneuverability with roll tacking and gybing was a real advantage, enabling me to mix it up with the B14s. For Sunday the wind had turned and was now coming across Parliament House, resulted in some interesting gusts, some big holes and lots of shifts. Another two races were run with good close exciting racing with the B14s. 

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