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DMC Memorial Cup Division 1 Report

Division 1 Winner More Dough

More Dough took part in the inaugural DMC memorial cup on Sunday in absolutely glamorous conditions on Moreton Bay. We were joined on the start line with a massive fleet as we combined starts with the Manly Combined Clubs Moreton Bay Challenge.

 

After a general recall on the first start as all the Manly boats were over, we got a clean start on the 2nd attempt and was great to see so many boats racing towards Reef point in a 5 – 10knot south easterly.

 

After the rounding of Reef point, some boats went East hoping to benefit if the wind swung a bit more easterly, while some tacked and went south, trying to keep out of the outgoing tide. At various points, both options looked the more favourable, depending if you were on a lift or a knock. We stayed close to Redcliffe all the way down to Woody point before tacking out towards the Brisbane road mark. It was only at this time where we crossed the stern of Hasta La Vista, that we knew we had made the right call as we were very happy to be up with the bigger boats.

After rounding Brisbane Roads and a slow spinnaker set, we were able to match the pace of the bigger boats in the light downwind run.  Looking backwards it was a great sight as boats rounded Brisbane Road and all the kites went up and enjoyed the spinnaker run home.  We rounded Reef point close behind Hasta La Vista, Dream Lover and Spirited with 38 well in front. The light breeze suited us and eventually we were able to overtake Dream Lover and Spirited in the last couple of miles. When 38 withdrew themselves due to missing Garnet rock, we knew we had 2nd on line honours only a couple of minutes behind Hasta La Vista which was a great result for us in near perfect conditions for More Dough.