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The John Seeber Memorial Sabre Teams Race was successfully conducted at Mordialloc on Saturday 7th April with 16 boats divided into 4 mixed teams of (hopefully) equal skills. The weather was light with a 3-5 knot southerly veering to a south easterly that eventually faded to near nothing by the end of the race.

Number 1 and 2 members of each team sailed a slightly longer course on the first lap. This gave the number 3 and 4 team members the experience of being at the sharp end of the fleet whilst giving the more experienced sailors the taste of being in the latter half of the fleet for at least some part of the race.

The fleet was  well bunched up at the end of the first race providing a good result for this type of format.It's a format that would work at club races as it encourages Sabre members in the second half of the fleet to gain experience and continue to turn up each week.

There was only 4 points between 1st and 3rd teams that showed that the team selection process does work.

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The 2018 Sabre Teams Race Winners from the left are:

Harold Medd (BRYC), Rod Dingfelder (MSC), Chris Thorpe (MSC) and Bruce Abbott (BRYC – absent)

The Teams trophy was presented along with the Photo album displaying previous race winners going back to 2014. 

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Name Sail No. Race 1 Race 2 Drop one
First
Harold 2003 13 13 0
Chris 1558 4 5 9
Bruce A. 2065 5 10 15
Rod 1157 7 4 11
35
Second
Peter 2103 6 11 17
Wynson 2100 2 2 4
Bill 2046 10 15 10
Greg 1457 17 6 6
37
Third
Colin 1903 9 7 16
Susannah 2039 1 1 2
John 1120 15 16 0
Tony 142 12 9 21
39
Fourth
Geoff D. 2054 3 14 3
Bruce D. 1750 8 3 11
Simon 1312 11 8 19
Geoff Saliba 1333 14 12 12
45

 

The top 3 boats from each team of 4 scores points.

Peter White
Mordialloc 

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