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WMRMYC Inc Summer Scratch Series RD 5, Carbrook - 1st March 2015

Race Report – 8 skippers attended the scratch sailing at Carbrook on Sunday 1 st March 2015
Only to be greeted with a hot, humid day and with very little breeze out of a north. 

It was decided to delay the start of racing to allow for the breeze to fill in a bit more.

After about ½ an hour the breeze filled enough to get racing underway. Scotty and Peter set a course, windward return x 2 course.  We got a few races in only to find the wind had still not settle down and completely disappeared at times. Everyone experienced boats sailing around them as you got stuck in a hole, including myself.

The course was shifted a couple of times as the wind swung around a little to the NE then back to  NW   so we went back to the original coarse.

John McLachlan was one of the outstanding sailors of the day showing good speed all day and was at the   front end of the race course most of the time. Andrew put his boat in the right place at the right time in race 5 with John right behind him .It was a little touch in go towards the end of that race as the chasing boats where bringing up the breeze from back. Andrew got there in the end. Well done. Ken was another showing good speed for most of the day.

Bernie was getting used to his new boat just purchased of Peter and with a bit more time with it will no doubt move up the ladder. Allan was not far off the pass at the start but unfortunately had a little sheet trouble towards the end of the day. It looks like Peter is coming to grips with his new boat and once Peters in front , he is hard to catch and Scott  has got his Fractal going well in this light conditions . I watched him sail around me a couple of times.

Racing was called off after 8 races as the wind couldn’t make its mind up whether to stay or go.

Thanks to Bruce for all the good work running the races today.

The racing was a lot closer than the results and hopefully next time we will get a few more skippers turn up and a bit more breeze.



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