WMRMYC Inc Summer Scratch Series RD 4, Carbrook - 1st February 2015

Another typical Sunday morning for this time of the year at Carbrook   with sunny conditions and  a light breeze that varied from 0 – 8  knots and oscillated all over the compass.

We had 11 skippers turned up for the day to hear the sad news that 1 off our regular long time members, Bernie Coogan had passed away last week. A few kind words from our Commodore, John McLachlan and a 1 min silence was called before racing got underway. Bernie’s regular attendance and gentle, friendly nature will be missed by all.

 Scott and Peter did their best to set a course to cover all the odds but unfortunately with a dying breeze an early smoko was called to try wait for the wind to pick up.

The course was set, windward, return x 2 .We ended up using 3 different starts through the morning to keep up with the changing wind direction.

Andrew got away to a good start for the 1 st race and could not be caught .The usual front runners battled it out with some tight racing  with a few of the new guys showing there competitive pace. John with his Cheinz was the big improver for the day with some very completive results .Steve had a couple of good races when he got away to a clean start with good boat speed. Everyone had their moment at the front but the lack of wind at times got the better of everyone.

In the end, the lack of wind won and we finished the day after race 9.At the end of the day it was sometimes frustrating but it was a good to be out there sailing.

Good luck to all club members taking part in the Brisbane Challenge.


Tony Grey