Oxygen Thief was enticed by the Kavanagh and VSBC families to go to Lake Eppalock and have a crack at the Jack Kavanagh which Chris has proudly won twice before. So early Saturday morning we headed down the Hume for the 10 hour drive. Chris had a couple of runs on Saturday afternoon to get the rust of his system before Sunday. We drew pole 4 for our Jack Kavanagh heat outside In Excess and True Blue. We started the final in pole 4 having the fourth fastest race time and knew it would take one of those drives from Chris to get a result and he did. Chris drove a great race to finish 2nd with InExcess continuing his great run to win it. Thank you very much to the Kavanagh family for your hospitality and pestering and and the VSBC for listening and all your help.
Miss Tina Breeze GP60 will be off the water for a while as the engine that was badly hurt at Eppalock is rebuilt.
Briney raced in Qatar in very rough swelly conditions. She qualified 5th for her first race and finished a hard earned 4th. In the 2nd Qatar race she qualified 3rd and coped better with the rough conditions to finish 2nd. We then headed to Abu Dhabi where Briney held pole position for 19 of the 20 minutes when the Team Qatar boat got her so she started 2nd. From the time the lights went out she was gone and won her first race by a whopping 20 seconds, unbeliveable but we couldnt celebrate to much as she had to do it all again the next day. In qualifying in for race 2 she wasnt going to be denied again and had her first pole position and drove a superb race surviving a nose to tail re start after the Team China boat went over to win her second race of the two days, now we coud celebrate the huge achievement. Briney sits 2nd in Eurofin Cup series on 94 points with Mike Syzmura from Germany leading on 119 points and Jan Andres Landsnes from Norway on 64 points in 3rd. We leave again on the 14th December for the final 2 races in Sharjah on the 18th & 19th December.
Thank you to every single person that has helped Briney, we really appreciate all your efforts.
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Darglelites our girls just keep on doing us proud; Lana was one of 9 finalists in the Australian Hotels Association Women in Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship. The AHA announced that there were too many good candidates and they felt they had to award another 2 full scholarships and for Lana to be chosen just shows what we knew all along that you have a very bright future, go get it! Very, very proud of you.
From our Dargle family to you and yours we would like to wish you a very Merry and Safe Christmas