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WMRMYC Inc Summer Handicap Series RD 1, Manly Harbour - 20th November 2016

On Sunday 20th November RD1 of the WMRMYC Summer Handicap Series kicked off with a general meeting at 9am.  Business was attended to and at 9:30am races started with a light 3 to 5 knot breeze from the ENE on a very low tide.

Peter then announced the course, a triangle the first lap, back out to the buoy in the east channel then back through a bottom end gate, back out again and a run home finishing through the gate.

As the tide flowed in, stringy weed became a problem and boats had to be continually checked and a big thank you goes to those skippers who went to the water’s edge and did the job of cleaning the weed.

First places in races were enjoyed by John Mc, John G, Curtis, Bo, Russel and I was very fortunate to get a few when I was weed free. Congratulations to John Mc who came 2nd for the day and John G with 3rd place, also to Curtis in 4th place.

Usually on light days the long handicap skippers take the top places but it was a fairly constant breeze all day so it was the low handicapper doing very well.

Again a big thank you goes to those fellows who make these race days possible, both John’s, Scott, Peter, Dennis and to anyone who I may have forgotten.

Good sailing to all
Jack.

   

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