The Yachtsman 2017-2018 RPAYC Yachtsman 2016-2017 - Page 71

REPORT BY 1ST PLACED SKIPPER, CLARE COSTANZO. A fter narrowly missing out on the title last year in the final race, it made this year’s win that much more rewarding. Lauren Crossman, Emma May and I sailed together at the Australian Women’s Match Racing Nationals hosted by RPAYC in 2015. We decided to team up again this year to give it our best shot at victory, with my younger sister Juliet Costanzo joining us on bow. The three-day regatta started in light breezes, slowly increasing as the day went on. Our first race of the regatta was probably the most eventful and stressful. We were half way through the pre start against Kirsten Norris to realize our kite halyard was, in fact, stuck at the top of the mast. We tried to retrieve it during FR&R7F'B'WBRv2VFR&RF6Ɩ"WFR7BvR7F'FVBFP&6Rg&BgFW"vB&R7F'BB7VBFRVF&PWvBG'rFFb6WF2Bv2V( 0fg6&R&rWW&V6Rv6vBW"F涖rWG6FPFR7V&R6R7VvvW7FVBvRG&FR"B7BFP7W"FR"ǖ&BvRvVBFVF2f`BvW"f'7B&6RbFR&VvGFআvWfW"FWvfRBFV"FRWFFRf2F6PvvF7&BvRFVvVBF&6R6FƖFW2g&FP54FRf2GVRFFRƖ֗G2Bv2f'7BFVЧFvWBGvv2vRvVBFf2FWFW&֖VBBf&V@WFVfRWfW'FrFR&6V6W'6RvRVFVBW6֖rvvFFRv"2"R22Dr2D2vRvVBƖRFFFR%2f"FV"7W'@Bǒf"FR&VvGF'WBF&VvWBFR7BfWrV'0WFFWfVVBFR%5BB&6R6֗GFVPf"7FrFRWfVB6&&W"f"6R7G&p6WFFB7WW"66W26&W"v6RFvFF6F7W'BW2BF7FFR6V6BFv2WG&VVǒƖvBB6gGFR&6R6֗GFVRv2ǒ&RFfBfWr&6W0&Vf&RvRvVB6&Rf"FRFFR&6RFW66VVB&Vf&R&WGW&r6&Rv2f7BFRw'VFvPF6b%2g2%2vW&RvRvW&Rf7B&FG&gFr&6v&G2FR&R7F'BvFFR7G&rFFR`FRFW'vVB&fW"FRF&BFFR&6R6֗GFVRFBW2vR6V@&R6&VgVvBvRv6f"vRvRWF6gG#G2Ff6FR&VB&&B6WFRf2FR&6R6֗GFVRf6VBFRf'7B&VB&&V6ǐBFVvRvVBF6V֒f2vRf6VBFRFV&P&VB&&7B6RvF"v2BFW&Vf&R&6V@v7BGF6R6&Wg&%5BF2VgB6&&W"%2&B6RF&6Rv7B6FƖFW0547&B6RFR6V֗2vW&R&6VB6gG@Vfg6FF2vFFRvB6֖rF&V7FǒfbFPB6'B6''W'7G2vRvW"Gv&6W2v7@&Wv6vfRW27BFRf2gFW"vRf6VBW"&6W2vRvW&RvF6r6&&W"&6rFRf6ƖR&WBFvW 6V6B6V֒fvVFRFVv2B'VvRwW7@BvVBF6W6Rw&RFR7&Wrv2V&RFG&FRFRGVRFBFRǖ&B6&fVW@bFR&BGW&rFR6FVBBvVBF@FFR&6VFFW7&76VBFRf6ƖRvWfW"6FƖFW2vVBF6Rg&&VBBvFR&6R6FƖFVvVBFvFRWB&6RvfpGvv2FFW2g&FR54Bv2F6FpFBvWBF&6Rv7BW"6V"FW2FRf22B4c