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WMRMYC Inc Summer Scratch Series RD 5, Manly Marina - 5th March 2017

10 skippers attended the scratch sailing at Manly on Sunday 5 th March 2017 for RD 5 of the Summer Scratch Points Series. With light shifty winds a course was set and racing got underway on time.

Racing was close between everyone all day with many different winners and some close fun racing all day. Stand out sailor was Dennis Patterson sailing his TS2 with a couple of good wins and was always close at the finish.

It was good to see Eddie down sailing again and he was on the pace from the start, unfortunately retired at the break due to the heat. Hopefully we will see him a bit more as it starts to cool off.

Russel had his new Britpop going great in the light weather and had a few good results and a win in the 2nd race and John Dousi showed good speed at times and had a few good results. Andrew had a good win in race 4 when he got off to a flyer at the start and managed to hold of Eddie.

Peter Kampe had good pace all day and had couple of good wins in race 1 & 9. Peter Sherwood started to get his new TNT in the right gear after the break and will be one to watch in the future. John McLachlan wasn’t far of the pace all day. A bit more breeze would probably help. Unfortunately Jim Morgan had to retire after Race 2 with equipment problems.

The racing was close all day with very little incidents, so good sailing by all.

Thanks to Scott for being OOD for the day.

Tony Grey