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13_Yachtsman 2015.qxp_Yachtsman Magazine 19/08/2015 4:30 pm Page 24 Club Yachting The Whisper Mug By Norm Weaver Neville Fielding and Norm Weaver The 2014 Whisper Mug race was held on Sunday 14th December – timed to give us a high tide round the island to avoid embarrassing groundings! As always it was an enjoyable race from McCarr’s Creek to Dangar Island and return followed by socialising and a prize giving in Halyards. The Whisper Mug has been a tradition in Pittwater since 1972 when the first race was organised by Sue and Neville Fielding in their yacht Whisper. Since then the race has prospered with fleets of up to 20 and a reputation for a highly enjoyable day out on the water and a social party afterwards. The pressure at that time of year is normally excellent, and this year was no exception. With steady breezes (apart from the lee of Dangar which was its normal unpredictable self) which grew in strength gave very close quarters racing. 24 The The Alfred’s Alfreds Yachtsman Yachtsman There were four perpetual trophies awarded: The Zebulon Plate Line Honours Back in Business 11m One Design Grant Halliday The Whisper Mug 1st on handicap Razzamatazz Farr 1104 Norman Weaver Brian Ellis The Josie Trophy 2nd on handicap Venue Young 88 The Starter’s Cup 3rd on handicap Galileo Jeanneau Sun Magic 44 Salvatore Ridulfo