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10 Sabres, including two visitors from Perth Dinghy Club and Maylands YC, sailed a course within the Reach. First around Lyle mark was Pete Coop, followed closely by Peter Johnston. At Blackwall Reach mark, Peter was in front, with quite a big margin back to the remaining Sabres. Pete took the lead and was not headed. On the final beat to the finish, Ed Bannerman overtook Peter, while Chris Holyday, using his skills from Maylands in the tricky conditions, slipped into 3rd place. 2nd, 3rd and 4th finished within 20 seconds of each other, as the wind died. The planned second race was abandoned.

1st Back in Black (Pete Coop)
2nd Northerly (Ed Bannerman)
3rd Maylands (Chris Holyday)
Thanks to all who made the day special, including Volunteers Willy Hines, Jane Gunnel, Charlotte Coop in the Start Tower and Mark and Tim Crook on Support 2.




The ANZAC Day Shield will be held at East Fremantle Yacht Club on Tuesday 25th April 2017. Two races will be sailed wiith racing commencing at 2.30pm (Briefing at 12.30pm)

All Sabres are welcome to enter. To gain entry to EFYC on the day, please contact Peter Johnston on 0431 039 909 

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The Sabre fleet has been growing steadily at Maylands this season. We lost Raj (Tiwi) to an interstate transfer prior to Xmas - although his boat, Tiwi, has been kept in WA, being purchased by Rob Dipiazzi of PDSC at the eleventh hour!

Welcome to Barry Newell who picked up a very good timber Sabre, number 1417, last weekend and will now be giving Steve Rose some hurry up in the older timber boats brigade.

We have gained two fleet leading sailors this season in Ray Martin and Terry Gaunt Jnr. Both have excellent timber boats, at or near minimum weight, and both know how to keep them moving at all times. Bruce Lee and Chris Holyday now have to fight for the final podium place most weeks.

The Sabres now sail the longer Laser courses and enjoy seeing how much they can beat the Lasers home over a full length race! The Lasers are now finding they are unable to peg back the leading Sabres when they give them 5 minutes head start in lighter winds as the Sabres will continue to start with the Mirrors to even out boat numbers on the start line.

Maylands boats enjoyed great success at the recent City of Bayswater Regatta - Sabres had the largest fleet on the day - 12 Sabres competing with many visitors from PDSC and an EFYC boat.

Maylands skippers, Ray Martin (Jam) and Chris Holyday (C3) headed all fleets home. We were lucky to enjoy local knowledge in coming from behind two PDSC boats, Gavin Davies (Dark Horse) and Clayton Erwin (Unfinished Business), up the final work, by heading for more southerly breeze to the right side of the course. As an indication of the friendly racing amongst all clubs sailing Sabres, the writer was even given some sail tuning tips during the race by Clayton Erwin who himself had every chance of winning right up to the final legs of the race. And C3 was carrying one of Clayton's older sails!


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