WMRMYC Inc Summer Scratch Series RD1 - 2nd November 2014

11 Club Members showed up at Carbrook for Round 1 of Summer Scratch Series.

Bruce showed up to help out and acted as PRO and record keeper.

Eddie was no-where to be seen as the All Blacks were playing the Eagles in Rugby, the final score however was more like a game a cricket in the end.  Thanks Bruce for helping out for the day.

The wind was light at the start of the day building gradually throughout the morning to be genuine B rig for the last hour but we stayed in A rig to struggle the elements.  At times the wind was coming from every direction with luck playing a bit part in the course sailed by skippers, sometimes it paid off and sometimes it didn't.  All of us suffered and triumphed on the windward return.  Poor old Brad G however seemed to come out worse on several occasions with having many winning leads and top 3 finishes disappearing through no fault of his own.

The course started with 2 Windward returns but as the wind picked up it was decided to do 3, this lead to a bit of confusion at first with most skippers however it did lead to some exciting battles.  Great Fun.  Malcom sailing his V8 was really flying on the downwind legs while Peter sailing his own design, a Mongrel had real upwind speed.  Bradley G, Andrew M, Scott W, John M, Steve V, Alan B, Dudley A and Bernie C all had their turn at showing us all how to sail with a wide spread of top placing's shared by all.

Even though at times it was very frustrating until the wind settled in all had a good days sailing and with the right attitude.  The start line gave everyone the chance to get away ahead of the fleet, the windward returns needed a lot of forward thinking with the choice of which side to take playing a part in how each skipper finished. All round, a great days sailing.


Lachlan Callander