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WMRMYC Inc & MRYS Inc InterClub Challenge Day 2 , Manly Harbour - 16th July 2017

WMRMYC hosted round 2 of the interclub challenge between Moreton and Wynnum Manly clubs. The event is best described as a friendly competition designed to encourage interaction between members and showcase sailing venues.

Fortunately the weather was excellent for the afternoon session with the preferred easterly direction prevailing and wind 5 to 8 knots with occasional lighter periods.

A two lap course was set by Wynnum sailing committee chairman Peter Kampe who set a leeward starting line/gate and windward mark with clearance mark. The course minimized incidences at both ends and again only inevitable port and starboard altercations mostly near the top mark. Most notable was friendly nature of sailing between members from both clubs and any issues were quickly resolved.

PRO for the day was Scott Wharton from Wynnum who generously sacrificed sailing his boat to run the 12 races for the day. At times it looked like this goal might not be reached however it was refreshing to see all skippers pushing for more races.

Following round 1 the previous month at Newport, Moreton went into the day trailing on points. Gary quickly made his intentions clear winning some early races and menacing the podium places and going on to be the northern teams star for the day.

Perhaps with a little local knowledge or a numbers advantage however, Wynnum Manly featured well with Brett in his brand new (first time in the water) Kantun 2 winning races or placing in most and Mike in a Triton also placing well. John Gower was very consistent and although he felt he was not quite there the results in big fleet showed otherwise. Also with a brand new boat was Peter who I am sure will refine his new boat and be even more present at the front.

Other notable performances included new WMRMYC member Andrew winning a race, Moreton Commodore Peter featuring well and part timer John Paech showing potential and will benefit from more time on the controls. Of course it would be remiss of me not to mention Russell who had a day of mixed fortunes however made amends with podium places in the last couple of races.

Feedback for the day was encouraging and we look forward to a long tradition of competing for the new Goodwill Perpetual Trophy. This has been dedicated to the Life Members of both clubs whose commitment to the sport has helped to establish it in such a strong position evident by the strong fleets all clubs are achieving of late.

MIKE.

   

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