For the second straight year sailing was not possible for members of the Yarrawonga Yacht Club after the season opening blessing and lunch.
The club’s start boat, on land, was the substitute fleet for Rev Michael Jones to annoint supported by members and guests.
The club was also graced by a visit from Life Member Dennis Dean and partner Helen.
The abandonment flag went up 90 minutes before the proposed race time and a sumptuous lunch was enjoyed by all.
The ten race Winter Series was won by specialist Ross Gorman for a record fourth time. Tom Hutchison missed out by one point after a count back with Ian Docking.