Big Situation - More than Normal

10 / 03 / 2012

once again Situation Normal has been tearing up the waters off Gladstone...not content with adding a new member to the family (the VERY VERY cute Addison), owner David Mann and crew also have been adding items to the trophy cabinet (Australian translation "Pool Room") with some impressive on water performance, regularly footing it with the Farr 30s and coming out ahead...on the water!


For more enjoy the article grabbed off the Observer

A glorious and successful weekend was had by all those representing the Port Curtis Sailing Club (PCSC) over the weekend in the final two races of the Peter Macdonald Memorial Central Queensland Yachting Championships in spectacular Rosslyn Bay.

The picturesque backdrop of the Keppel Islands provided the perfect playground for yachts ranging from David Mann's pocket rocket Shaw 650 Situation Normal, Brad Barker's Tuan, Jeff Paul's Immigrant and trimaran Intrigue owned by Roger Fawcet to set sail, pitting themselves against a fleet gathered from across the Central Queensland Coast.

Conditions for the morning race were moderate and saw most yachts finish in good time.

Situation Normal proved that its performance is anything but normal, flexing its muscles against much larger ocean-racing yachts including Tim McCall's unstoppable Arcadia.

Immigrant also sailed well, particularly in the upwind legs of the course.

The afternoon race around Pelican and Miall Islands told a similar story with a three-way duel between Intrigue, Immigrant and Situation Normal for position and afternoon bragging rights being fought out on the reaching and downwind legs of the course.

Intrigue proved too hot for the monohulls to handle on the reaching leg, pegging her speedo at 20 knots at one point, but she was soon hauled in by Situation Normal in the easing conditions.

The Capricornia Cruising Yacht Club (CCYC) played host to these final two races and thanks goes to CCYC Commodore Heather Bellett and her team for their hospitality over the weekend.

Racing resumes next weekend on Gladstone Harbour with Heat 5 of the Head of the Harbour series on Saturday and the Davey Memorial around the Islands race on Sunday.

Full and up to date results of the weekend's race will soon be available on the PCSC website:

Conditions for the morning race were moderate and saw most yachts finish in good time.