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WMRMYC Inc Summer Scratch Series RD 4, Carbrook - 5th February 2017

It is appropriate to thank John McLachlan firstly for his commitment to the sport for taking on the Pro and scoring on what was forecast to be a hot day.

Combined with Jim's assistance setting the course and of course Scott and John Gower helping the fleet was rewarded with a challenging yet fun day on the water.

It was definitely a surprise to gain a podium result in what was a very competitive fleet. John Gower in particular was very unlucky not to finish higher with some great results and we wish him best at the Nationald next weekend.

Tony as always proved his worth at Carbrook and with wins to several skippers it showed you had to be on your game all day.

The breeze mainly stayed in the north west however there were a few big shifts that you really had to be lucky with. This made it challenging yet gave everyone a chance to have some good moments. There was no working one sidemof the course it could change on each leg and sometimes on the same leg!

The day started with two laps of a windward leeward course with the start finish in the middle and as racing was ahead of schedule evolved to three laps.

WMRMYC is grateful for the use of the venue and we welcomes several guests from the host club who we hope to welcome to out Manly events soon.

Ian was displaying an Ec12 on the day which was a pleasure to watch however looked like it might be very hard to sail fast around a race track.

We are very lucky to have a great class with the Iom yachts as they are fast, manouvreable and you can be competitive with a boat several years old.