A lively start

By Clare Newman

Friday, April 11, 2014



THE weather made sure the first two races of the Yarmouth Sailing Club’s April Series were both lively and challenging.

On Saturday, the handicap fleet witnessed a two-boat scrap between Andre Usborne and Joy Mowle. It was Joy who led off from the line and although Andre regularly snapped at her heels, she kept him firmly in his place.

In the Scows, it was Graeme Bowen who led off from the line and he too held off his competitors to take the finishing gun first.

However, just behind there was some serious place swapping going on between John Smith and Melinda Measor, but after an epic battle, Melinda took second spot.

On Sunday, the wind had gone up several notches and the conditions were marginal.

Despite a couple of involuntary dives, Andre took the handicap race comfortably, while in the Scows, there was close competition again between Melinda, John and Graeme.

As the wind picked up, Melinda sensibly retired, and Graeme went on to take the win from John.

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