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For the first time in living memory (I kid you not, well almost), winter dinghy racing at EFYC on Sunday 5 July was ABANDONED. I'd never actually seen the flag which signified that there would be no racing, I had to ask someone what it was. 9 Sabres sailors were disappointed. Kelly Miragliotta proudly displayed and used the paddle which came with her Sabre from Victoria (it was a rule that each boat had a paddle there).

We will try to reschedule Races 5 and 6 at EFYC possibly on Sunday 19 July, subject to a favourable weather forecast. I'll confirm this later.

4 - 6 Sabres are sailing regularly on Wednesday afternoons and any Sabre sailor who can escape work is welcome to join us.

There have been some changes of ownership of Sabres at EFYC. Bruce Moorman has bought Stiletto from Peter Johnston, who has bought On Fire from Pete Coop. Pete is now sailing his new new boat 2057 Back in Black.. Jim Gregson has bought 1943 a Formula Sailcraft from TCYC, which was originally owned by EFYC sailor Mike Keep. Steve Walters has sold A Salt Weapon to PDSC, where he is now crewing on an Int 14. We welcome Paul Burwood who has bought Dave Kenny's Red Tip "Lite Sabre".

The Association Sabre "Tiwi" is available for any one who wants to try out sailing a Sabre. Its currently housed at EFYC, and we can make it available on Wednesdays or at the weekend. Contact Peter Johnston on 0431 039 909 or johnst@iinet.net.au. It can also be made available to other Clubs which would like to access it.

Peter Johnston

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