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Waterfights and Shark Alerts

by News Editor on 8 Jan 2001
Waterfights won on handicap.

A one hour postponement in the warm waters north of Muttonbird Island saw sailors from Leroy Brown and some of the Sydney 38's lazily swimming around their boats. Until an urgent Shark Alert from Coffs Harbour Coastal Patrol had the crews scrambling back to the safety of their boats.

However the hijinks continued with a game, which at times resembled a school yard game.

A water fight broke out, with up to six boats, chasing each other under motor, bucketing water into opposing cockpits.

The jury room was busy later into the evening , however it does appear that Warren Wieckmann's crew may have won, having hit the line with speed at the beginning of the contest.

The other contest called Race 5 started soon after.

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