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WMRMYC Inc Summer Scratch Series RD 3, Manly Marina - 8th January 2017

If the first official scratch day for 2017 is anything to go by we at the WMRMYC are in for a good year. A quality fleet 9 skippers enjoyed a good racing breeze from the east south east which oscillated consistantly in combination with varying pressure in the 5 to 10 knot range.

From race 1 it was evident we were in for some good racing with all boats coming off the start well, a trend that continues for all 10 races.

With minimal infringements mainly contained to boats skimming the distance mark the day ran very smoothly. Peter set a course with an appropriate lengthed start line heading to a windward mark, down to a leeward with a short leg to a more downwind bottom mark. From here two more windward leewardd with a downwind finish.

Most boats had their moment in the sun with consistant sailing from Peter Kampe putting the pressure on everyone to keep up their game as he took a couple of wins. New member and experienced sailor Peter Sherwood took a win and was unlucky not to get many higher places as he got used to the controls of his new TNT. There was plenty of speed there though and he will be one to watch this year.

Dale and Russels performance reflected their regular attendance. Dale's last few races were consistantly at the pointy end and his overall result would have been mich higher with a little more luck.

Also good to see Dennis enjoying the breeze showing you dont need the latest design for a good showing and John havinga good day as well. Andrew admitted he did not pull it all together on the day however was still all smiles following plenty of fulfilling radio yacht sailing. Scott also snuck in with a win as as usual was the quiet achiever to place 3rd.

   

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