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WMRMYC Inc Winter Handicap Series RD 4, Manly Harbour - 28th August 2016

A bright sunny Sunday brought thirteen skippers together to compete in Round 4 of the WMRMYC Winter Handicap Series at the Manly Marina. Lots of spectators stopped to watch as usual.

Initially a very light and fluky breeze allowed a windward and return course along the North/South channel. An early break for smoko was taken, after Race 2, to allow the breeze to strengthen. As the wind built and swung easterly a course was set to the windward mark in the Eastern channel.

First placing was shared by six skippers. Russell Gray achieving four first places. Well Done! Jack Ford achieved two first places.

Second placing was shared six skippers. Garth Halton achieving three second places and Jack Ford and John McLachlan achieving two second places each.

Third placing was shared by seven skippers. John Gower, Peter Kampe and John McLachlan achieving 2 third places each.

There were some early retirements by John Dousi, Ian Forster, Dennis Patterson and Dale Smith. Thankyou to those skippers who acted as PRO for a race and thankyou to John Dousi for cooking the barbeque. All in all a somewhat pleasant and sometimes frustrating sailing day.

John  McLachlan       #40