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17 members present
Chair: Greg Martin - Rear Commodore
Apologies: David Eickmeyer (Club Capt) , Jim Watson, Ian Robertson (Club FF rep.)
Greg welcomed all and thanked them for coming on this cold evening and he thought important to obtain a gauge on Members thoughts before finalising next seasons calendar and NOR and any other matters of concern before the next Sailing Committee meeting.
1. 2017 -2018 Sailing Analysis . The Results presented on the screen. See attached:
2. 2017-2018 Sailing calendar. The Calendar summary was presented on the screen. See attached:
2.1 Long Distance races - Ways of shortening Long distance races if necessary.
2.2 Spinnaker or single class division during twilights discussed.
2.3 Etchells and Flying Fifteens sailing around the sticks for aggregates if insufficient numbers was not seen favorable due to preference for shorter races in distance and in time.
2.4 Sticks versus windward and returns. Windward and Returns better suited for IRC and AMS ratings
2.5 On Water Starts - Felt best to always keep Div 3 separate to Div. 1 & 2.
2.6 Quick Look Calendar presented was well received as a good reference tool and some members asked for a copy.
2.7 Long Distance Races - Felt that 3 in 6 weeks prior to Christmas was possibly not the best during this busy time. It was understood the 7 races were spread over 6 months and the Williamstown Palliser race could not be changed.. Also noted that the Trailable Association were considering the Hovell Pile race in their calendar.
2.8 Questioned why there was no Geelong Long Distance race prior to the Geelong Weekend but felt this could be similar to already planned St Leonards Race?
2.9 Suggestion of a 4 day around the bay destination race be considered and to invite other clubs to compete.
2.10 Two new Pursuit races planned on 2 Saturday's in December
3. 2017-2018 NOR draft. Spoke mainly on visiting boats and day passes. Final version to be released very soon. A major change spoken of was the new introduced Sailing and Safety Fee replacing the Race Entry fee.
4. 2017 -2018 Sign on and Off See attached re: slide presented.
1. Off water sign off being introduced as a safety measure for all boats other than those returning to the harbour.
2. Concerns from Div.3 with still being on water at time of sign off one hour cut off period.
5. General Business
5.1 Slipway - Video of survey 2 June 2017 shown. Unfortunately to big a file to share.
Currently obtaining Engineers report on condition, rating and longevity.
It is known that there are over 9 pair of crossheads requiring replacing, some piles needing caps and some framework repairs.
5.2 Race Crew Volunteers - Agreed with this years obvious shortage that the Roster be better managed next year through various methods and better awareness. Roster would be posted on web and year book and more members rostered on than just boat crew.
5.3 Greater Member Participation in sailing. More ideas required as to how to encourage more of the 850 members get involved with sailing. It appears to those that attended the meeting that the majority of the total membership are not active sailors. Understood the trend pf more sailing on Thursday twilight than weekends was a trend at all keelboat clubs.
5.4 Do we still encourage SBSC boats to compete at MYC. The answer is yes but less are doing so now as SBSC racing becomes more established.
Greg thanked all for coming.
Article by Roger McMillan. mysailing.com.au
For the second time in history, the America's Cup is headed to New Zealand after a comprehensive victory over Oracle Team USA in the 35th Match.The old adage says that the faster boat always wins the Auld Mug. Team New Zealand definitely had the superior design package, especially in the light winds in which the final series was sailed. But these high-tech cats are difficult to sail and a disaster is only one mistake away. So supreme credit must go to Peter Burling, Glenn Ashby, Blair Tuke and the "cyclors" who powered the systems. They were calm, confident and sailed superbly to deservedly take the ultimate prize in sailing.
Today began with glorious weather and a breeze of around 8.5 knots, a range that favoured the Kiwis. They were on match point, leading defenders Oracle Team USA 6-1 in the first-to-seven series, and watchers waited with anticipation to see what, if anything, Jimmy Spithill and his predominantly Australian crew could do.
The answer was very little. Dominated in the starts by his younger rival until now, Spithill put his boat in a good position during the pre-start and had enough speed to break the inside overlap and lead around the reach mark for only the second time in eight races. But when the Kiwis gybed for the first time and sped away with two knots more boat speed, the writing was well and truly on the wall.
In this crazy world of apparent wind sailing, even when running downwind the boat in front puts wing wash on to its chasing rival. Oracle fell further behind and NZ had the luxury of throwing in a couple of extra tacks at the beginning of the first beat, so they could cover the enemy.
With nearly a knot better VMG upwind, the only danger to the Kiwis was that Oracle tactician Tom Slingsby would find a big wind shift. Burling took this out of the equation with old-fashioned match race covering tactics. Every time Oracle tacked, TNZ covered. It cost them some of their lead, but they had plenty of that to spare.
Sure enough, near the top of the course, a slight wind shift did lift the American boat to within 100 metres, but by then New Zealand was lining up the layline. Flawless in their manoeuvres, they turned downwind and ran away from Oracle.
Both boats were quiet as an air of inevitability settled over the course. On the second beat, Oracle again went looking for the miracle wind shift but the Kiwis covered every move. They ran away again down wind and crossed the finish line 55 seconds in front.
Finally Burling, who has been dour and repetitive in his interviews, relaxed, smiled and enjoyed the moment. He had become the youngest ever winning America's Cup helmsman and paid tribute to his sailing crew and the shore team that had put the boat back together after a pitchpole in the preliminary series.
"We're on top of the world," he told the TV commentators. "It's been three years of hard work. Yeah, we're all on top of the world. It's going to be a good night."
Understandably, the mood on Oracle was sombre as they crossed the line to applause from their Kiwi rivals. An emotional Jimmy Spithill was gracious in defeat. "We're disappointed, obviously," he said. "But all credit to New Zealand. They made fewer mistakes than we did. It's an incredible job they've done."
More analysis will be done over the next few days, but the simple facts are that the Kiwis sailed the faster boat extremely well. There are reports that the cycling system on Aotearoa, the NZ boat, put 30% more pressure into the hydraulic systems.
This allows a very complex and highly efficient wing control system to operate. Glenn Ashby trimmed the wing without a winch or sheets. It was all done with an X-box system that gave fingertip control of the all-important twist at the upper edge.
The Kiwis also had a very different foil design to the other teams, with a marked upturn that appeared to give much better performance in light airs.
The faster boat has won the Cup yet again. And with Glenn Ashby the only member of the sailing team who is over 30 years of age, it has been a triumph of youth over experience.
We now wait to see whether the Kiwis will retain the same or similar format for the 36th Match in Auckland in two, three or four years time, or whether CEO Grant Dalton will sacrifice the advantage New Zealand has over the other teams simply to spite his mortal enemy, Sir Russell Coutts, who put this concept together.
- Roger McMillan
Read more at http://www.mysailing.com.au/america-s-cup/new-zealand-wins-america-s-cup-with-another-flawless-performance#54UF1D8MZTfjSZKr.99
Hello Team MYC Opti Sailors,
Welcome to winter!! I'm sure some of you will be traveling to the high country to get in some skiing over the school holidays which will be fun. When you return to relative sea level and term 3, I will be running training on Monday afternoons from 4pm - sunset starting on the 17th of July.
These sessions are open to all Team MYC Opti Sailors regardless of current ability. They're pay as you go so don't feel that you have to commit to the entire term if you're still going up and down from the snow etc.
Each session costs $25 per sailor. If you're interested in attending one or more sessions please call or text me so I am able to plan the session and to give you further details about training.
Hope to see you at the club!
Mel Hitchen-Haw, MYC Opti Coach
Tel: 0408 331 449
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hop culture wild barramundi pie,
beer crushed peas, pine nuts & herb salad
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american style sticky beef,
imperial stout cooked polenta, caramelised onion, gremolata
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brown ale chocolate sauce, grilled winter fruit, honeycomb
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This applies to MOST MYC Members (including parents)- please continue reading......
The government have made changes to those requiring a Working With Children Check and they will come into action as of the 1st of August 2017.
Anyone within the club that is involved in junior/yth is required to do this. Below are the definitions as to what type of contact is considered a requirement:
How to Apply: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
I thank you in advance.
The Barrel Hall Sale at the winery was a great weekend with customers picking up some amazing specials on some of their favourite wines. If you couldn’t make it out to the winery, all is not lost.All left over stock is now available online until 9am Wednesday 28th June or until sold out.
Get access to some fantastic back vintage specials, vintage ends, unlabelled bottles and cases at clearance prices – all to make room for the delicious new vintage wines our team are working on.
Get in quick, these specials will also be promoted online later this week. We only have an allocated amount of wine for this sale, so once it's sold, these special sale prices will no longer be available.
Please note coupons and Friends of Scotchmans Hill discount does not apply to any
items in the Online Barrel Hall Wine Sale.
Sale ends Wednesday 28th June at 9am
Click here to view the entire Online Barrel Hall Sale
The trailer pictured below will be removed from the MYC yard next week if not moved by the owner sooner. Could the owner please be respectful to the club.
A 2017-2018 season meeting has been scheduled for Thursday 29 June at 7pm @ MYC.
All Div,1,2 and 3 Boat Owners and Crew are invited to attend.
AND maybe forgotten last week but not in the slightest the least important, the Flying Fifteens and Etchells owners and crew are invited to attend.
The Marketing Committee consisting of Sarah Sharman, John Guest, Majbritt Kring John Ross and Euan Campbell have been really busy in the past couple of Months..
Mornington Yacht Club would like to welcome our new sponsors for season 2017-2018
Commonwealth Bank CBA - Business Banking (David Anderson 0422 116 053) and Home lending (Punit Sharma 0478 480 270). MYC and CBA have a great relationship and will benefit from any MYC members that sign a home loan with CBA.
Amalain Property Advocates - (Susie Guest 0438 843 863) is an active member of club and can assist all members (and save money) when confronted with the daunting task selling and buying property.
Regroup Logistics - Are the major sponsors of the Flying fifteen Australian Championships.
Regroup Logistics mainly deal in international import and exporting. For anyone that requires this service MYC Highly recommend you call David Mott on +613 8394 7640 or email@example.com
Peninsula Boat Training - The Mornington Peninsula experts for Boat/Jetski Licence and Radio courses. (Ross and Bev McAllan) 1300 VIC BOATS
28 May NY USA New York Yacht Club, Time Square
7 - 8 Jun - Southhampton, England - Intrepid, Queen Mary
Our Club accounting sponsors Smart Business Solutions are offering a wonderful evening for interested MYC members.
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Kiel Egging, Mornington Peninsula Leader June 18, 2017 12:00am
DISGRUNTLED Mornington Pier users say they are fed up with the lack of progress on repairing the tourist icon.
But Parks Victoria has defended the delays, saying weather conditions aren’t safe enough to carry out the work until summer.
The pier’s wave panels were damaged by storms in July and October last year following a $15.6 million upgrade in 2015. The storm damage required 40 panels to be replaced around the pier and Parks Victoria engaged a contractor to remove five of the panels in late March.
At the time, Parks Victoria determined the next suitable window for further repairs was from December this year until April 2018.
Parks Victoria Director Marine and Maritime Jo Richards confirmed works would not start until “summer 2017-18”.
Waves crash over Mornington pier in July during severe storms.
“The new wave panels can’t be installed before then as underwater divers and on-pier construction is unsafe at Mornington during winter,” she said.
Ms Richards said Parks Victoria was “finalising the new, strengthened wave screen design with expert marine engineering input” and designs would be put out to contractors for quoting.
Leader understands Parks Victoria will again use concrete panels but with strengthened infrastructure supporting the panels around the pier.
Mornington Yacht Club’s Rob Austin said the repairs process was going way too slowly.
“It’s a real concern, it’s our playground and most of the boat owners have lost confidence storing their boats in the harbour,” he said. “We just want it fixed and we hope it has been given priority.”
Meanwhile, a deteriorating timber jetty next to the pier known as Scallop Wharf, has been fenced off.
Bay Fish N Trips owner Stuart Maconachie said he had been forced to move his fishing charters mooring away from Scallop Wharf and further down the pier.
Parts of Mornington Pier are still fenced off.
“It’s making our job a bit harder, we’re putting up with conditions that are less than ideal,” he said.
Parks Victoria regional director for Melbourne marine and maritime Jo Richards said contractors would be engaged to replace the Scallop Wharf decking and 19 piles supporting it.
She said the repairs were expected to be completed by the end of winter, subject to favourable weather and contractor availability.
Click here for the Leader Article
Recommended by MYC Life member Di Lynch.
Road Safe South East will be conducting a free Senior Drivers’ Expo in Rosebud at the
Rosebud Memorial Hall on the 24th June 2017 between 9:45am and 1:30pm.
The Senior Drivers’ Expo is a half day information session presented by Road Safe South East, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Vic Roads, Victoria Police, RACV, driving instructors and trained facilitators with emphasis for older drivers on road safety, driving skills, prescribed medicines and road laws. It is designed to cater for senior members of the community.
The Senior Drivers’ Expo is a new program in which participants receive a free one-on-one driver assessment in their own cars as well as a free VicRoads roadworthiness assessment of their cars. Both these elements of the program are provided on a confidential basis. In addition, participants are involved in a VicRoads tyre safety presentation, view a series of road safety videos and join in the Safe Drive seminar developed by Vic Roads.
Participants also receive a free up-to-date Road Rules book in their showbags and also have the opportunity to ask questions of the VicPol Highway Patrol members at the end of the seminar where there is a Q&A session delivered by the Highway Patrol and other specialists in road law. A free barbecue lunch and all day morning and afternoon tea, refreshments will also be provided.
While there is no cost to take part in the program, pre-registration is essential because of the catering and the opportunity to attend is limited to only 60 people on each occasion.
If you wish to register to attend the program on 24th June 2017, please advise your name, telephone number and postcode to Nancye on 0419 398 695 or A/H 5986 4621.
Congratulations Tanya Lawton and thoroughly well deserved.
Our regular Saturday Club Race Officer and great support also to Race office and Life Member John Mills.
Also offered her services to update and service all our on and off water medical Kits.
Both roles were vital to the successful operations of the club in 2017-2018
Tanya and husband Gary Woods are valued and really popular members amongst our members and enjoy their time on the deck as well as on the water.
The 2017 AGM was held on Sunday the 18th of June at 11.00am.
Congratulations to Chris Jackson as the 34th Commodore and the newly elected 2017-2018 MYC General Committee:
Chris Jackson, Commodore
Bret Levenspiel , Vice Commodore
Greg Martin, Rear Commodore
David Eickmeyer, Club Captain
Jon Phillips, Hon. Treasurer
Congratulations also goes to the Club Person of the Year Tanya Lawton.
A BIG thank you to Sheryl Schumacher and the previous 2016-2017 committee.
It is a great time to donate now to receive a Tax Deductible Donation for this Financial year. Click here to donate online.
Since the launch of the Foundation in June 2016 we have received donations of $39,887 primarily towards the purchase of 6 Pacers that are needed to establish a Schools training program, and $ 1400 towards the Sailability program being run by the Club. These funds, once remitted to the Club by the Australian Sports Foundation, are being held in a separate Club bank account and are not available for General Club use.
We are very grateful for all those who have helped us to date but need to raise more to achieve the Club's objective of building the capacity to provide Schools team racing, which in itself will earn ongoing revenue for the Club. The cost of acquiring the 6 Pacers is some $73,000. It is the opinion of the Club that to continue and maintain our junior ranks we need to provide this program. In addition to Schools Team racing the Pacers will be used for sail training generally and for the use of members.
In addition the Foundation Board would like to be in a position to provide some funding to some our talented sailors to attend National and International Titles where they do not have the financial means themselves to do this. Applications would be called and a rigorous selection process would be undertaken by the Foundation Board with the support of the Club's Sailing and General Committees.
A thermometer showing the progress that we are making towards our target is now on display in the bar area. Donations are encouraged no matter how small and can be made through the office. Remember that donations made to the Foundation, which are processed through the ASF, either by the Club or directly by the donor, are tax deductible.
I would be pleased to discuss any matters pertaining to the Foundation, and other projects that you would like to support. You can call me on 0411 112 111 or by email on stuart.f.gooley @bigpond.com.
Article by John Curnow
Congratulations to the Magpie team of Graeme Taylor, Steve Jarvin and James Mayo on winning, for a second time, the Etchells Australasian Championship, sponsored this year by Line 7 Marine.
An array of conditions greeted the 39 starters in the Mooloolaba Yacht Club’s 2017 Line 7 Etchells Australasian Championship.
One crew managed them better than anyone else. So with three individual race wins and a pair of seconds from the seven that were held from Friday to Sunday, the crew to have their name inscribed as the 21st winners of the Mooloolaba Yacht Club’s annual classic is, Magpie.
In second place was the fast finishing Iron Lotus, and in third were the social media favourites, Gen XY.
Magpie’s win is even more impressive because the three sailors do not live in the same city. Long, long sailing pedigrees help, and Graeme Taylor, Steve Jarvin and James Mayo’s names will be found attached to anything from Australian and World Etchells Championships, to Sydney Hobart records and other events the world over.
Taylor said of the regatta, which is his second as a Skipper, “We are all really delighted to have secured the win today. The conditions here are just epic. A beautiful breeze, nice warm conditions for us coming up from the South, so there would be no disappointment from anyone out there, especially with the first two days. It is easy, with the boats close by, accommodation everywhere, great hospitality, and so it really ticks all the boxes.”
As for clawing their way back into that last race of the regatta today, when they were buried way deep in the field, Taylor commented, “We certainly hit it into the rough on that first beat to windward. We didn’t panic, because we knew it was going to be a long day out there, with the lighter conditions and the longer course being selected by Race Management. So it was hard work in the challenging conditions, which provided for lots of opportunities, give it was a full par five hole”, said Taylor making the most of the golfing analogy.
“We were just trying to get inside the top 12 to better our current race drop. We knew Gen XY were also deep, and that Iron Lotus was out in front in third place, so we needed to be in 11th place or better, and that was our initial goal. We capitalised on some chances, like at the bottom gate after the first run, and collected five spots there alone.”
“We had plenty more to get, so when we saw some wind to the right, we marched straight over. It was also where Iron Lotus was, and we knew we had made some ground on them as well. We took a couple more on the run and then the last work and there we were in second place. Very happy.” The Magpie crew wanted to remind everyone just how much training does help, and in the process, also acknowledged the efforts of Nev Wittey and Richie Allanson with their own programme.
It all means that Taylor now has two of these iconic Mooloolaba Yacht Club Etchells events to his name with the tiller in his hand and also one more when he held the mainsheet. Steve Jarvin also has three, and says this one could well be his favourite, because he beat his son. Seve Jarvin was sailing with Jeanne-Claude Strong, Marcus Burke and Tiana Wittey on Yandoo XX.
And so to the third member of the crew… He is James Mayo, who is a two-time Australian Etchells Champion with this very same crew, a NSW Champion back in the day, and now collects his first Etchells Australasian Championship here at Mooloolaba. Nice work. Mayo is also a former Etchells World Champion, which is a terrific segue into what this crew are doing next. They will collect a new boat in San Francisco come September, race it in the Worlds there, then ship it back to Australia in time for the Australian Championship next January in Perth. The current boat looks like the one being used for the 2018 Australasian Championship next June and then the World Championships in Brisbane, next October.
As we have seen earlier, Gen XY (Matt Chew, Ben Vercoe, Brian Donovan and Ash Deeks) did not have one of their best days at the office. They did subsequently comment that they already knew they had gone the wrong way on the first work to weather, and it was really driven home when they heard that Encore (Peter Conde, Brian Hillier and Myles Baron-Hay) had rounded the mark, and yet they were still only half way there!
However they stuck at it, and just like Magpie they clawed back a lot of places to ensure they would remain on the podium at the end. They were happy about their third place overall, as you could imagine, but given they had a huge buffer at the start of the day, and to finish just two points ahead of Encore, well, let’s just say there were plenty of sighs of relief. Plenty.
Now another of the almost hidden gems inside this premier of One Design classes, is the way everyone helps everyone else. Whether it is tuning advice, for these craft love all the tweaks on the strings, assistance in the boat park hoisting your mast or much more, the class does help the class out. At major regattas, the North Sails jib prize is awarded to those who could do with the encouragement, and a push up the scoreboard.
Michael Coxon is the supremo for North Sails in Australia and has over 35 years of involvement with Etchells. At this regatta he was sailing with David Dunn and Andrew Howe on Great White Hunter. David had been out of the class for a while and there was more than one mark rounding where you saw their AUS1401 sail number inside the top 10 places.
It was Coxon’s job to draw the winner of the brand new jib, which was a random draw from a collection of certain place getters in each race. Local boat, Mojo, skippered by Simon Ellis was the fortunate recipient, and wasn’t he thrilled!
Event Organiser, Trevor Martin, said, “Thank you to all the participants, and Mooloolaba Yacht Club volunteers that make a great regatta happen. Our 21st year has been a success on many fronts, and we also acknowledge our great sponsors, the Sunshine Coast Council, Line 7, North Sails, Harken, The Wharf, and the Newport Apartments. See you all next year!”
The media team would also like to make a note of very personal thanks to Macca and Josh for carting us around in Simon’s boat, who just happens to be Macca’s neighbour. Wonder how many cases of beer that cost? Very localised appreciation, and very much acknowledged. Finally, all the live coverage can be replayed at www.facebook.com/EtchellsAustralia. Please go to www.MooloolabaYachtClub.com.au for all the results and other information regarding the Line 7 Etchells Australasian Championship.
For full results, go here.
Go here for Alex McKinnon’s photos from Line 7 Etchells Australasian Championship 2017.
Some great results by Kellie and her crew on S80 "Take One."
Day two of the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta looked like a fizzer mid-morning, only good for rafting-up and dolphin spotting until a light southerly breeze set the wheels in motion for race officer Lou Hutton and her Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron team to set up for races four and five.
Another light air day required good starts, tactics and crew work, and yesterday’s front-runners again excelled, adding up to a similar looking top three in most divisions.Colleen Darcey’s Tasmanian crew on the Archambault 35 Absolut has thrown everything at the slippery Melges 32 Envyus and its talented NSW crew, but single digit wind strengths are giving the Melges the edge and they now lead AMS division one by three points and EHC results by one point with one race to go.
“The conditions have been ideal for the Melges and they have done very well,” Darcey acknowledged. “The best part of today was getting 10 knots of wind and being able to stay with them. The regatta has been really good, though light and I think the crew has done a phenomenal job to keep the boat moving. I don’t think we’ve stalled at all and I’m really proud of my guys.”
Darcey, still first on IRC handicap, is hoping a couple of the larger boats absent this year return in 2018 so there’s a bigger division one and maybe the option for the Derwent Sailing Squadron to field a second team. “It’s great to see the S80s in big numbers and the camaraderie among the fleet and I hope next year some of the bigger boats return as I’ve got crew coming out my ears wanting spots!”
First and second in AMS division two results are two of the three S80 teams from the Townsville Sailing Club, Imaginer skippered by Renee Cordingley and Good Question skippered by Donna Heath. Collectively the 15 TSC sailors call themselves the ‘Magnetic Maidens’ and they have brought plenty of energy and sailing know-how, to this year’s regatta. Video of an interview with Jennifer Telfer from Imaginer.
Fiona McManus, skipper of the S80 Outlaw representing the Northern Territory and Darwin Sailing Club, has travelled to Melbourne with five sailors, four of them new to the AWKR. Late afternoon back at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron while enjoying a beer and a sausage – courtesy of the Boat Buoy team of men supporting the women’s regatta – McManus spoke about day two: “It was a challenging day though we do a lot of training in light weather in Darwin so it was ideal for us.”
“This is my fourth AWKR and there are six of us altogether, four are new to this event and they are having a great time though they are a little thankful it’s not blowing 20 knots. We’ll all go home and talk up the weather and maybe we’ll coax a few more down next year. The interest is building in Darwin for this regatta.”
A drop now comes into play, allowing those crews which disappointingly missed the cut-off in race one to lose their DNF (Did Not Finish).
There is one race remaining in the series and Hutton expects to run a final laid course of a reasonable distance, likely to be four miles for division two and six miles for division one, if the forecast westerly wind holds up on Monday June 12, 2017. The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting westerly winds during the morning then tending west to south westerly 10-15 knots during the late afternoon.
- Lisa Ratcliff
Read more at http://www.mysailing.com.au/latest/melges-envy-and-townsville-triumph-at-australian-women-s-keelboat-regatta-day-two#TqSY335xvIAI1Q79.99
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