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Spring Points Race 1 & 2

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Published 14:56 on 3 Apr 2022

Race: Spring Series, Race 1 and 2

Date; 3rd April 2022

Conditions; Northerly Force 3

Race Officer; Tim Ahern, Sue Anderson

Safety Boat; Emma, Adem and Echo

An enthusiastic start to the season from MYC for the Spring Points series, Race 1 and 2. . We were greeted in the boat park by a nice breeze and sunshine, if a little cold. Race briefing was lead by Tim Ahern making use of the shiny new course board with a triangular course laid perfectly by the safety boat crew.

There was an excellent turnout on the water, we faced a marvellous swell with a rather tricky onshore wind and incoming tide. We saw a fantastic display of tactical racing, especially on the start line. Graham and Lawrence got away quickly and lead race one with a battle of the wayfarers and Laser 2000s happening in their wake. Antony and Heather in the Club Vision got a little too friendly with the windward mark, Jacob and Lola in the 'New to us' Laser 2000 navigated around them masterfully. Second place went to Dave and Don in a Laser 2000 with Peter, Winter and Ben in a Wayfarer grabbing third place.

In the second race the tide quickened considerably and we noticed it take the racers by surprise, an excellent start by all racers with everyone hitting the line on the gun. The windward leg saw all racers very close with an excellent commentary from Emma from the safety boat (no megaphone required!). A stellar performance from Dave and Don in the Laser 2000 who got past Antony and Heather in the Vision on the down wind leg to win by 13 seconds on corrected time, in 3rd place Graham and Lawrence 11 seconds behind them. The wind dropped and course was shortened.

Brilliant to see such a range of sailors on the water from cadets to some of our most ahem experienced sailors.

There was a wonderful atmosphere and a typically MYC community spirit. So much fun and only our first race of the season!

Results can be found here: Spring Series

Next Spring Points race on Sunday 10th April, briefing at 0940, on the water at 1000 for a 1030 start.

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