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17 November 2020


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PARABÉNS NagaJolokia!!!
PROFICIAT bonknhoot!! HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH rumskib!

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The A3 - Agage's Around Australia Series was first designed in 2012, following the sudden death of Aaron Gage, by fellow Aussie SOLer Tyger. Our departure from Adelaide back then was set against a background of great sadness. Eight years on and SOLers continue to remember Aaron, creator of the Flash client that has served us so well, and we continue to re-run this epic series almost yearly, sharing fond memories and smiling at what a contribution Aaron made. He would be stoked!

For this last leg then, the fleet switched boats one more time, to what turned out to be a highly appropriate craft. Clipped on to our super-charged swing-keeled by-now-vintage Volvo 70s, once clear of Cape Leeuwin, we surfed downwind across the Australian Bight in near record time. With the leaders recording elapsed times of c 2 days 09:45 hours, the Gage Roads start-line to Brighton and Seacliff club-line of c 1350 miles was covered by them at an average speed of c 24.5 knots!

Amazingly enough, after all those hours, it was only seconds that separated the podium with Brazil's Naga (Torben - Snipe, Star and Southern Ocean champion - Grael) Jolokia pipping Cork's bonknhoot, who had led at the turn into the St Vincent Gulf, with Flensborg's rumskib, who had led midway across the Bight, coming in a close third. As always on SOL, an international, intercontinental podium. Three cheers, all three! Hip hip hip!!!

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