WMRMYC Inc Winter Scratch Series RD 5, Carbrook - 7th September 2014

RACE REPORT - A small but competitive fleet sailed at Carbrook this Sunday 7th September 2014.  No doubt the small fleet was due to today being Fathers Day. 

Fairly strong SE winds greeted us this morning.  A few of us put ‘B’ rigs on but by racing time we all switched to ‘A’ rigs.  A few wipe outs occurred during the day.

Steve lost his rudder but fortunately he had a spare with him.  No one seemed keen to go diving for it.  I wonder why.  Even thought the wind was strong it was still changing both in velocity and direction.  The score may not show it but some races were very close and a win was not assured till sometimes the very last tack.

I think my Black Spot sails were working well today however I felt more forestay tension was required in these strong top of ‘A’ rig winds.  I personally had no boat issues today, which was a change after the Eddie Cowell regatta.

Eddie sailed well and pushed me hard at times.  Tony is always up there.  Scotty had an off day.  Andrew won one race and missed two races.  John blamed the wind in the end and Steve is slowly on the improve.  At least we had a breeze today and everyone enjoyed themselves.