A small, but keen number of skippers turned up today for the State RM Regatta. We were met with light and very variable winds, and as such, we all started in A Rig, but were pushed on to B rig after about four races. This continued until about race 12, where a few skippers went back to A, with the rest staying on their B’s. We had the full gamut of conditions on-water, from mill pond to reasonable surfing conditions.
John Cole-Cook looked like he was going to upset perennial winner, Ray Joyce, with having a good lead at the lunch break, with Ray in stalking distance in third. After the main break though, Ray hit his straps and dominated the afternoon, winning every race post lunch.
Everybody got their chance to shine, with podium positions secured by all – Rod Marshall breaking through with a few bullets in his new Mantra 2 (watch out once he has it all tuned to perfection).
In the end, Ray’s consistency won out, scoring a fine 18 points from the 13 races, with John Cole-Cook coming in on second with 28 points, just holding out yours truly on 19.
An enjoyable day for all involved.
Big thanks goes out to les Hanson, for being our Pro for the day. Your help is really appreciated by us all.
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