Monday, 4 May 2015

Explorer 16 - Winner of MTYC Four Points Race - Division 4

The Explorer 16 Association Inc. was well represented in the MTYC Four Points Race held on Saturday 02 May 2015 on Port Phillip Bay.

We had 4 association member boats compete in the race with "Swallow", skippered by Sue Burke and expertly coached and crewed by Russell Bates, taking out first place in Division 4. in Elap time of 3:12:24s.


"Meander", (Peter Mart & crew Ray Clinch), came in 25:25s behind Swallow but only 45 seconds ahead of "Emily" (Frank Strickland & crew Max Hopkins) after a closely fought battle over the 14 NM course which ended in a dueling battle at the finish line.
"Edna May" (Michael Lambiris & crew Tracy Ham) put in a good performance especially considering that Michael has just recently moved from sailing a Brolga to an Explorer 16 and is still in the process of race tuning his newly acquired boat..

The Explorer 16 Association congratulates the members that entered the race and is proud that Sue has taken a " Botterill Explorer 16" into first place in Division 4 of the MTYC Race which was the last race of the YV Victorian Trailable Yacht Travellers Series.

Michael and his crew Tracy preparing "Edna May"