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WMRMYC Inc Club Championship 2017 Round 2, Carbrook

SUN 17th SEPTEMBER 2017 CLUB CHAMPS RD2 205The forecast south easterly breeze was on point with good breeze from the start. The wind ranged from 5 knots briefly through to 15 knots in the gusts however was very comfortable in A rig all day.

Many skippers arrived early and with the club scales on hand it was great to see skippers voluntarily checking the compliance of their boats

Congratulations to the sailing committee for setting a great course with a mid-leg start line to a windward mark with clearing mark, a leeward gate and three laps with an uphill finish. 5 races were held and as the breeze shifted left a slight realignment of the course was made during the break.

Right from the start it was clear there was to be no taking of prisoners as a very hectic pace was set. This was to be the theme of the day with very competitive starts, much jockeying for position on the short sprint to the top mark and many changes of position in the shifty wind.

Tony was particularly unlucky a couple of times after having built a good lead only to be undone by the most unlikely of holes. He was however very consistent with good starts all day, and often leading the race, and took a well-deserved second place. Scott brought his Tuesday game to Sunday and was very quick and also sailed smart. Quite often running deeper than most downhill he was able to pass boats and round the bottom mark much better than where he was at the too. His speed was also competitive helped with a recent reshaping of his bow section to be slightly fuller. Scott took a very solid third only a place or two from second however with a comfortable margin to equal 4th.

This was shared by John in the new Tara design who struggled a little with mainsail setup. John was often in the mix and it will be interesting to watch the development of this boat as the wrinkles are ironed out. Dale shared the position after having what seemed like a quiet day securing good positions and being more consistent than some of the other boat around his position.

Many of those boats including John Mc and Ray Wilson had their moments in the sun however the aforementioned pace of the fleet resulted in results that did not quite reflect their efforts.

Alan found some good pace with a solid second and some good 4ths while Andrew had a little trouble converting some good positioning into higher finishes. Team BRYC offered to hang back at the start however it was good to see Clive getting in the mix with some good placings and great battles. Throughout the fleet many finishes were very close making the scoring job for Bruce harder than he would have liked.

Thanks again to BRYC for hosting our day. There is one remaining round for the 2017 title and with a 3rd of the results from the 3 days to be discarded there is very much all to play for.

MIKE

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