Winter Series News – 11th June 2017

MOFSC Winter Series 11th June 2017

Light winds, not too testy tide and brilliant company.

A fantastic start to our first Winter series, Pacer Cup and morning coaching!

We had a brilliant team of volunteers to help sailors to combat the effects of the tidal waters, but alas none of the sailors obliged in succumbing and getting caught up in the many estuary obstructions…..

Jules and Pat traveled from Bunbury for some entertainment guys…..I hope the sailors are more entertaining next time?

Ron and Chris were joined by newbie…Aaron on Big Red and had their work cut out for them laying marks…..and not being able to go more than 5knots……jeeesh…..  A tad late with the pin. But that was OK. Ross, our superhero starter, ably assisted by wonder women Laura and Kim, just took it in their stride. Yep…..starting sequence is in progress and what is to be the start line…..Ah says someone, I think tongue in cheek, how about that white van on the road…..?… is parked and doesn’t look like it will move in the next 3 minutes????…I think??….maybe???

So, an interesting start was to be had by all!

It was the first of the winter series racing and the Pacer Cup. The racing was tight and positions were changing constantly. Particularly of interest was the theory of drag…. (or trim as we say in sailing terms?) When the heaviest of the crew were in the Centre of the boat and the lightweight kids skippering…….watch the speed pick up J

Final placings


1st              Paul Rowley

2nd            Mike Gaebler

3rd             Bee Allison


1st              Bee Allison

2nd            Jamie Wright

3rd             Brent Edwards

Spread the word! It’s on again this Sunday, 2nd July

Coaching starts at 9am, finishing at 11am

Winter Series race 2, in the Estuary at 1:30pm (all dinghy classes)

Everyone is welcome. Costs are $10/person for coaching. $10/boat for racing. Money to myself, Paul Luff or the office.

So far 4 Pacers are booked (Dixons, Blays, Wrights @ Harkers)

If you want to sail a pacer, contact me. We have one (maybe two if we get the other one back from repairs) left to book

Ally (0432 639 376)