WMRMYC Inc Summer Handicap Series RD 6, Manly - 19th April 2015

WMRMYC Manly Harbour Race Report 19th April 2015 Wind – N-NE @ 10knots, Scattered Clouds, Tide – High 09:47 - 2.26m.

The day commenced with a challenge to launch vessels as the Brisbane City Council (BCC) were rebuilding the access steps. Thank you BCC.

This was over-come by passing the vessels to Tony Grey who stood in the water to launch the vessels, thank you Tony. Tony later DNS 2 races to fine-tune his vessel.

First race was abandoned with the fleet congregated about 5 metres from the start line due to a lack of wind. With those dramas out of the way, the wind picked up and the race was on with Scott Warton taking the 1st race convincingly. Craig Jones experienced electrics issues and retired at the end of the 2nd race.

An early break was call at the end of the 2nd race won by Commodore McLachlan, with the wind dropping out again. We retired to the shelter for drinks and Emma Zaphir’s Banana Bread, thank you Emma.

Bernie Cornish recommenced the racing with a win in the 3rd race. Dennis Patterson displayed some impressive sailing, and taking out 2 races with Ian Foster having a win in the 7th.

Peter Kemp was consistent throughout the day finishing in the top end of the fleet and John Holland staying with the fleet. The racing was good and competitive with penalties completed swiftly. Third placed was tied between Bernie Cornish and Scott Warton, with Second going to Allan Bryant. Well done to all.

Thank you to all officials.

Steve ZAPHIR