Schooner Cove sailing

A short six-mile course was selected because of the light air and all six vessels stayed close to the line during the pre-start sequence.

It was cold and clear with a very light breeze as skippers and crews of the Schooner Cove racing fleet tested their skills in race six of the Fall Colours Series.

A short six-mile course was selected because of the light air and all six vessels stayed close to the line during the pre-start sequence.

It was a down wind start with Shingebiss being the first boat to deploy a spinnaker even before the start signal.

As the fleet crossed the start line for the first leg of two miles, more sails went up to get maximum advantage of what little wind there was.

As each boat rounded the down wind mark, spinnakers came down and head sails went up to begin a painfully slow two mile leg followed by one mile cross wind. One final crosswind leg took the fleet to the finish line.

The seventh and last race of the series is scheduled for December 14.

Race six results:

Vessel    Skipper    Time

Calais    Ralph Hunter    2:27:11

Flight    Brian Robinson    2:44:39

Shingebiss    Neal Berger    2:51:02

Amazing Grace    Tim Rann    2:53:52

Spud    John Collins    3:03:05

Freewind    Richard Hudson    DNF