They always had the ability - it was belief the crew on Koreman Marine had to work on.
And Manly 16ft Skiff Club skipper Felix Grech and his young crewmates Tom Potter and Paul Darmanin now have that in spades after adding another victory to their 2018/19 collection.
Koreman streeted the field to win last Saturday’s sixth heat of the Manly club championship, leaving current and former state and national champions in its wake.
The resounding victory was another reminder that some serious silverware is just around the corner.
“The second placing at the nationals against such a good fleet gave us a lot of confidence,” Grech said.
“It showed that we were on the right path and doing a lot of things right.