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WMRMYC Inc Summer Scratch Series RD 2, Manly Harbour - 6th December 2015

Race Report – Nine skippers attended the scratch sailing at Manly on Sunday 6th December 2015 for Summer Scratch Series RD 2.  Sunny 28 Degrees, with wind. Nice day for a sail.

There were a few of the guys away today due to sailing up North.

The breeze started of 5-10 knots out of the East and built up all morning to 10-15 knots+. Scotty set the course, 2 triangles and a loop, with a run to the finish. With the tide going out  and the wind shifting around a bit, and  the start line just off the bank , it made a few of the starts a bit of a challenge at times but if you got away cleanly ,you found yourself in a good position up the 1st beat.

Once around the top mark and the wind building all morning, it made for some very fast reaches to the wing mark at times. Great sailing. Once around the wing mark then another reach back to the start. With wind, outgoing tide and a short chop, there were a few position changes at times during the day on this leg.

As there was plenty of wind, we sailed 6 races before smoko was called. The wind was to the point where you start thinking of changing down to your B-Rig.  Peter changed down to his B–Rig and I was considering it myself. It’s not too many days a year that we get to use our B-Rigs so it was a good chance for Peter to try it out on his new boat. Unfortunately he pulled out of the last 3 races.

Mike sailed well all day, with a couple of wins as did John McLachlan winning the last 2 races. Perfect V5 weather and well sailed by John! Dennis was sailing fast all day with a good win in Race 5, Perfect TS2 weather as well. Steve got his boat going well by the end of the day with a couple of 2nd places to finish the day. It was good to see Andrea back sailing with Scotty’s Fractal. Unfortunately John Holland & John Dousi had a few issues and had to withdraw from the last 3 races also.

Thanks to Scotty & Ian for setting the course and maintaining the scores.

Tony #70


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