Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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WMRMYC Inc Winter Scratch Series RD 4 Manly Marina - 2nd August 2020

2ANG20.nmA perfect winter day was on offer for the scratch round for August.  Forecast sunny day and the promise of wind saw a healthy number of skippers turn up for what would be 8 races. 


The first 5 were held in a southerly breeze with the course along the foreshore. The wind was very shifty and the downwind legs interesting as the tail boat often brought breeze with them to the lead boats making for close racing. 

After the break the wind shifted into the east and the final three races were held in shifty but available conditions. The start line being parallel to the shore made it hard to judge how close the boats were to being over however the Pro and skippers behaved well and all start for the day got away without much trouble. 

The results for the day were very mixed and it was good to see most boats up the front at some stage. One race In particular John P got away to a flyer with his home made 22. He sailed well all day. Andrew's timber hull impressed as usual and Peter's home designed and built boat proved it's anyone's game out there. 

Mike got off to a poor start with a bit of contact before having a few cleaner races and a bit of luck to narrowly win the day. 

The points were close however and the last race in particular had all the  oats crossing the line within a couple of metres of each other.