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Lynne Wilton from RMYS skippering Christine, just after the start - Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series © Alex McKinnon http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com
Lynne Wilton from RMYS skippering Christine, just after the start - Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series © Alex McKinnon http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com

Shirley Freeman Lady Skippers’ Race

Alex McKinnon braved a cool Port Phillip for the fourth and penultimate round of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series. The Shirley Freeman Lady Skippers Race is hosted by Hobsons Bay Yacht Club and was held on Sunday.

It honours the late stalwart of the club who was one of the first women on the Bay to grab the boat and go sailing. 15 boats entered the race.

Liz Bodey fro HBYC skippering Doris Jean. Seen here concerntrating hard just after the start - Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series © Alex McKinnon http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com

Liz Bodey fro HBYC skippering Doris Jean. Seen here concerntrating hard just after the start – Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series © Alex McKinnon http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com

The day started off cold, with dark clouds, and even a little rain, but by the end we had sunshine. The wind was between 10 to 15ktns from SSE, which ensured there was an overall chill for the whole day and mercury was not able to scramble past 20 degrees Celsius.

Marg Neeson from RBYC skippering Wild Child. After mistaking the AP for something else many made a start at the designated time, which had them all set and ready for the real one when it happened. - Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series © Alex McKinnon http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com

Marg Neeson from RBYC skippering Wild Child. After mistaking the AP for something else many made a start at the designated time, which had them all set and ready for the real one when it happened. – Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series © Alex McKinnon http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com

by Alex McKinnon

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