Mary Maitland comes from behind to claim narrow win against Joker in harbour course race

The forecast for bad weather last Saturday put off a few skippers from competing in heat three of the winter series, however, three skippers and their hardy crews faced the chilly 16-knot westerly without much fuss to sail a Harbour course in fairly smart times.

Two division two yachts faced one another for their encounter 30 minutes ahead of the sole division one yacht.

Chris Oldham in Joker had the better of Stephen Brown’s Mary Maitland for almost the entire race whether under spinnaker or not but with only a few seconds separating them, it was match racing at its best as they are…

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