Well, the RM’s have been run and won for the year, and what a collective improvement the club has made throughout. Looks like Ray has found some very welcome competition, which will make our collective competitiveness so much better. Only wish I could have been on the water, but thems the breaks. Maybe the results show that I should build and let others sail.......
The fleet started off with a mixed bag of B and C rigs, with the wind shifting towards the West just before racing started. I only got to see one and a half races, but the competition was quite close and respectful (as we always aim to be).
Stu Dawes started well out of the blocks with a couple of bullets in the first two races (looks like that’s not such a bad yacht, Stu), and maintained some great consistency over the day. Consistent enough to take the honours on the day with 12 points, with Ray Joyce coming in second on16, and Lisa Blackwood taking out third just two points back on 18.
In the “classic” division (my own rules there), Joh Hall took the honours, edging out Les Hanson by two points, with Phil Turnbull coming in third.
In all, a good day at MBYC, and hopefully with the warmer weather coming on, we will see some more “Classic” and “Modern” RM’s hitting the water. We do have an RM Boogie available for Sunday use if there are sailors interested in having a go. While not up to Modern performance standards, it is a very good yacht to sail and will perform very well. Just contact me if you’d like to put it on the water on an RM Sunday.
Sunday, 15th December is our last Sunday sailing for the year. We will be having a BBQ and presentation of awards on this day, after the scheduled sailing is finished. Please lock the date in if you can for the presentations and BBQ, and we will provide more detail as it gets closer.
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