Melges East Coast Champs Pittwater 2010, © 2010 Heath WaltersMelges East Coast Champs Pittwater 2010, © 2010 Heath Walters

Melges East Coast Championship on Pittwater - Wilmot Brothers Seminar

19 October 2010

With winds gusting to 45 knots from the West, the fleet prepared there boats for a big day of tough racing on Pittwater.

The race Committee at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club made the smart call to hold on shore for a two hour postponement.

The time onshore was well spent for the Melges fleet. Chris Links from Melges Asia Pacific ran open discussion time with Nathan and Jeremy Wilmot.

The Wilmot brothers spoke to all the Melges 24 and Melges 32 crews about their International Melges racing experiences, most recently the Melges 32 Worlds in San Francisco.

Valuable information was shared on rig tuning, sails, crew work, boat setup and the growth of the Melges 20 class.

Crews had the opportunity 'to pick their brains' and benefit from the knowledge of professional sailors.

Eventually racing was cancelled for the day, although this didn’t stop a few thrill seeking Melges 24 crews, Warrick Rooklyn and crew on Bandit and Cameron Miles Roger That, going out for an expression session.

Melges East Coast Champs Pittwater 2010, © 2010 Heath Walters

Melges East Coast Champs Pittwater 2010, © 2010 Heath Walters


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