The westerly change arrived with a vengeance on Friday evening at around 6pm, with gusts in excess of 50 knots. Conditions were so severe that the yacht Inception sank off Port Campbell while competing in the Queenscliff to Port Fairy race. All six sailors were rescued from the water by another yacht the race Trybooking.com. [link] [link]
The front had gone through by Saturday morning but there was still reasonable wind in the morning. I headed to Hampton and went for a great upwind tour on my Sector 60 with my Switchblade 10. I had no trouble at all going upwind all the way to Ricketts Point on one tack in the 15 knot wind. It was a nice sunny day but there were no yachts about, and only one other kiter off Hampton.