M-Class Race Report: Sunday 14 February

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M-Class Race Report: Sunday 14 February

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Sunday saw the first day of club racing of 2016. The turnout of three boats was a little disappointing, with Marlin, Menace and Mach One on the water. The Marksman crew forfeited their racing to assist with the race management as per our fleet responsibilities.

Race 1 saw Mach One lead from start to finish in a gusty 15 – 20 knot NE and outgoing tide, which led to some lumpy short chop.

Race 2 was held in similar conditions, but with a little more drama. The first beat saw Menace pull out due to a damaged mast, which eventually broke in half once ashore. Mach One then showed how to hoist a kite and then gracefully capsize, which saw the mighty Marlin sneak into the lead on leg 2 to Torpedo. Mach One managed to recover with some outstanding work on the ‘bucket’ emptying the water.

With only a leg and a half to go it looked like Marlin was going to pull of the well deserved win, but as the two boats approached the final mark, Mach One got her nose ahead and led to the finish.

Volunteering
Over the coming weeks the M-Class need to be supporting the club by providing volunteers, if you can help or you know of anyone please let us know. It’s a shame to have to reduce the number of boats on the start line in order to assist the Club, so call upon your friends and family to step in to help. After all, WE need volunteers so that WE can race!

76th Arch Logan
Did you know it’s less than eight weeks until the Logan? Please ENTER to race ASAP. It will be great to get a good turnout and if boats do not intend to sail we have had a number of requests to borrow boats.

By Jon Andrews
M-Class President

By |February 15th, 2016|Categories: All News, M-Class, Summer Series|

About the Author:

Suellen is our Yachting and Communications Manager looking after sailing, PR and the club website. Are you out and about competing and representing RAYC at regattas and events? If so, please let us know how you go. Email suellen@rayc.co.nz with details and photos.

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