Sunday, June 17, 2012
Peccadillo’s Three Peaks Race 2012 – Leg 2 Lady Barron to Coles Bay
After the wild survival conditions of the first leg, we survived with little damage and prepared to do battle with our catamaran rivals "Big Wave Rider", "Storm Bay" and "Degeullo". Heading into the rough current-torn Banks Strait, we took a high course aiming to seek some relief close to landfall. This proved to be a slower route allowing others including BWR to take the wider course and develop a lead around Schouten Passage by the next morning. Meanwhile we had some close battles through the night with the other two cats "DG" & "SB" in the light conditions.
Once into Coles Bay it was a beat upwind with enough wind to occasionally fly a hull on "Peccadillo" to reach Coles Bay in second position behind "BWR" with John & Chris well rested and fired up for a good run. This proved to be true as the boys set a new record time for the Freycinet run, getting us underway again before dark, a few hours behind "BWR" who was heading for the Denison Canal.