Outlaw wins Farr 40 season opener

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    Farr 40 Social Regatta – 23 September 2017

    Outlaw wins Farr 40 season opener

    Alan Quick lead the Outlaw crew to victory today scoring a stunning 1.2.1 at the Farr 40 season opener. Alan was delighted to win their first regatta. “There is a lot of depth and experience within our crew and our tactician Mike Fountain did a great job for us”.

    The father and son team shared the helm this weekend and Tom left his dad in a good position of first place going into the final day of racing.

    Alan said, “I didn’t feel any pressure on me today to maintain Tom’s lead and last night we just talked about enjoying the boat and having fun.  The thing that struck me the most about today, is that there is no difference in boat speed.  Anyone can win and it’s a real team effort.  We just made less mistakes than everyone else”.

    PRO Phil Yeomans set the course in The Sound with the start off Old Man’s Hat and the top mark off Grotto for the first two races.  As forecasted, the breeze went right and for the last race a shorter course was set with an extra lap.

    Re-elected President Gordon Ketelbey nearly always wins at least one race per regatta, and inevitably backs this up with not such a great performance.  When questioned about Zen’s consistency, the skipper laughed and said, “You win some, you lose some”.

    The final race, a three lapper, was neck and neck between Outlaw and Double Black.  The Melbourne team fought hard and came second securing second place overall, a good result for a bunch of blokes who have spent the last six months skiing.  Skipper Rob Pitts was happy with this weekend’s results. “We managed some good boat speed at times in fluky conditions and the new crew members worked well. Congratulations to the Outlaw guys for an awesome first regatta”.

    Sincere thanks to the ever-generous Rob and Kathy Reynolds for hosting spectators on their Riviera named “Shellbank”.  The only award team Exile received this afternoon at the trophy presentation was the “PRO Award” which went to Gary Geitz (Geitzy) for snapping the MHYC burgee off the start boat…for the second time!

    The next regatta and first pointscore event will be held at MHYC on 21 & 22 October 2017.

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    Jennie Hughes
    Farr 40 Class Administrator
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