Farr 40 win to Edake

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    MHYC member Jeff Carter and his crew were at the top of their game with Edake, claiming the Farr 40 component of the SSORC. Carter defeated his nearest rivals, Zen (Gordon Ketelbey) and Double Black (Rob Pitts) for the top spot.

    Finishes were a lot closer than the scores indicate – six seconds was all that came between Edake and Zen in Race 1, Edake lost Race 2 by eight seconds to Exile etc – the difference being that Edake won three, placed second in two and finished fourth in the final windward/leeward race, whereas the rest of the fleet did not sail consistently.
    “Yeah, that final race, we didn’t even need to sail, but we wanted to compete. We started aggressively, but were OCS’d, so it took us a bit to get back into it, Carter commented.

    “It was hard steering because of the south-easterly swell. The crew were yelling ‘too low and too high’. The south-easterly to easterly breeze wasn’t easy either; at the start of racing it was 14-15 knots, but dropped to 10-11 knots.

    “Hats off to the guys who came up from Melbourne; Double Black and Nutcracker (Rob Davis/Andy Baker). We’ll have at least 10 boats at our next regatta at Pittwater, including these two,” Carter ended.

    Full results and all information at: www.ssorc.mhyc.com.au

    Di Pearson, MHYC Media