The wind, or lack there of, was the only disappointment of an otherwise magnificent day as the Lake Keepit Sailing Club officially launched their season on Sunday.
The festivities included a lunch and sail past, followed by the battle for the Commodore's Shield.
A large fleet of sailing boats took part in the Commodore's Sail Past club race secretary Tim Corben reported; clowns, strange animals, balloons and flags festooning the rigging and adorning the boats.
The best dressed boat was adjudged as Kevin Overton's (Tamworth) laser dingy with the all-women crew of the trailer-yacht awarded runner-up.
It was then onto the racing. The course was set so that the fleet used a minimum of the lake's area to allow the numerous ski and power boats to also enjoy their time on the water.
After, what Corben reported "a very frustrating time of drifting around the course in search of elusive breaths of breeze" Breeza sailor, Mick Bradfield in his laser dinghy took the honours.
Up and coming junior sailor Tim Caslick (Willow Tree) and his A-class catamaran again recorded the fastest time and was second overall with veteran Manilla sailor, Dave Aylwin taking third in his A- class.
Corben commended the hard-working staff and manager of the Reflections Park at Lake Keepit for having the park "looking beautiful".
"There were so many families there just enjoying being out and playing, or relaxing beside, or on, this magnificent feature of the Tamworth/Gunnedah region," he said.