WMRMYC Inc Clive Brooks Trophy - 31st August 2014

Clive Brooks Handicap Trophy Report - 31st August 2014

Well it is nice to have the privilege of having to summarize the sailing and especially the Clive Brooks trophy,

missed having you there on the day Clive. Well all I can say is thank goodness we didn't have the washing machine winds off shore as we have had in recent times.

The day was sunny and bright with light breezes which became more settled as the day progressed requiring a few course changes which included three triangles and at one stage a gate. Once a few races were had we settled into the conditions which still however kept you on your toes anticipating those wind changes.
There was at times some close racing with the odd huddle around the buoys, and no incidents to write home about.

Scott did a great job as PRO and keeping us in line, sorry for saying sh** Scott it just slipped out and congratulations to Scott for winning the draw to take home a new set of sails from Clive Brooks (the best).
Hard to say much about my other competitors as I was too intent on my own yacht #23 which did me well pulling out some extra speed I didn't know I had. John kept me company at close quarters with #40. Dudley was amongst the leaders with three wins and a second which put him in a close, very close second. All in all it was a good handicap event had by a bunch of great sailors with keen anticipation for the next scratch event to follow on the day.
Again as usual we drew a number of spectators making for a fun day.

Clive Brooks Scratch Trophy Report - 31st August 2014

The afternoon races started in a steady 5 knots, from the northeast. Brad, Tony, Allan and myself seemed to have the speed and the start and first leg was important to all.  In race 3 I picked up some weed but kept going as I did not want a DNF and the extra points.  A good tussle with Brad and the one point win showed how tight it was at the front.

Thank you to Clive Brooks for a great set of sails which I also won from the draw and our club for putting on a great day.