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WMRMYC Inc Summer Handicap Series RD 3, Manly Harbour - 15th January 2017

A not so promising day may have concerned a few skippers however those who turned up enjoyed some great racing that got better as the day went on. 

A perfect high tide and a Northerly wind persevered for the entire morning and the PRO set an appropriate course of triangle and two windward leewards.

The course provided plenty of tactical options with various shifts across the course, a wind shadow on the first reach, fleeting gusts, some flowing current and some inshore weed.

The day really went to Jack who had the most wins with three however somehow he talked his way into a tie in a bid to avoid writing a race report. Jack started every race right on the start signal and in a testing breeze proved he is a still threat on the track.

The spectators gathered and were treated to some great duels and as each race was held the handicaps consolidated the fleet and some finishes had all boats within meters of each other.

Andrew the quiet achiever had a good day coming third and from his handicap had the challenge of passing most of the fleet in each race.

Several skippers’ results sadly did not reflect how well they sailed with Dale being impressively consistent and very unlucky not to be further up the leaderboard. Likewise it was good to see Ian back and sailing well.

Russel was testing the waters with his newly acquired Britpop and was very fast at times and sailed a much cleaner day than he has at times in the past. He was well placed to take out the day when battery issues halted his progress.

John was also in the mix all day however succumbed to a little more weed than most. Thanks to John for scoring and to Scott for organizing the day. Unfortunately Scott missed out on sailing today as he is in the market for a new controller after proving things break at the worst possible time.

The monthly BBQ and debrief was enjoyed by all and we look welcoming back a few more skippers as the holiday season comes to an end.