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WMRMYC Inc Winter Scratch Series RD 6, Manly Harbour - 2nd October 2016


Sunday 2nd October and the last heat of the winter scratch racing series was blessed with fantastic weather. With a bigh tide amd light wind forecast early the fleet was lucky when the wind shifted to east earlier than expected. 10 keen skippers entered with a welcome competitor in Greg Torpy joing us. We took the opportunity to get in 5 races in about 5 to 8 knots before the break and the wind shifting very north-south allowing the windward course to be set parallel to the shore. The breeze was still light with some fluky conditions in the middle however some great racing was had by all. In an attempt to give the skippers more sailing time we tried to sail without a Pro and for the 1st boat to score. Unfortunately with 10 keen skippers, 10 starts and some 30 odd mark rounds there was the odd incident and it was decided we really do need a Pro! Congratulations to Greg who stayed in the top 3 all day and to Garth for his continued consistency. Andrew sailed well with his renovated Pikanto. Bring on the Summer series!