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July 27, 2020

Winter Race 4

A record fleet of twenty seven yachts turned out for the fourth winter race of the series sailed in the calm waters off Hillarys on Sunday. With light nor-easterly winds forecast the course was shortened however the breeze filled in and provided ideal conditions for close racing and finishes.
Hard Evidence (Des and Gail Riley, Marshall Fox) overcame halyard problems to lead all the way in division one whilst back marker Lithium (Wayne Pitcher) almost caught them and was second with Haywire (Ian and Marie Conboy) third.
Tim Tucker on Show Me made a successful transition to division two flying a spinnaker for the first time in a race winning ahead of Volant (Emille Janssen, Frank Hagemann, John Ball, Kevin Meta) and Not Negotiable (Greg Hill).
Marc and Jan Carpenter on Intuition celebrated their return to racing with a win in division three with Catabatic (Rob Bills) second and Sensei (Brett and Lynda Bailey) third in their fleet of eight yachts.

John Bird

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