16th September 2017 - Warm Up Series Race #3
Photos (thanks Dan)
Today’s breeze surpassed everyone’s most optimistic forecast. By the third lap it was blowing in excess of 15 knots and challenged crews to some fast sailing and exciting finishes.
Eleven boats contested the Warm Up Series event and officials were encouraged to see such a good turnout this early in the season. The Cat fleet continues to build steadily and dominated the day’s numbers. In particular it was great to see Matt and Ainsley Pope contest their first race in their Mosquito class boat – ‘Better Late than Never’.
In the monohull fleet Dennis Boyd skippered the club’s new Corsair training boat and sailed it very competitively with his enthusiastic crew. The Corsair will be a valuable addition to the Club’s fleet and will give new recruits the opportunity to experience the thrills of sailing. In the junior fleet Morgen Parkin came straight from winning a hockey grand final to skippering her Bic through some very tough conditions and completed the course in an excellent time.
Despite the limitations on our racing area from the new bridge construction zone, Dennis Boyd set an excellent course that worked superbly in the westerly breeze. Three laps were sailed by all senior classes with everyone completing the distance comfortably. The mass start went smoothly, however boats in the rear pack found themselves becalmed just after the start and were forced to watch the forward group find some nice breeze in the middle of the river and glide away to the first mark. However by the second lap the breeze was building nicely, consolidating the fleet and leaving crews to battle it out for the honours with some very tough and challenging sailing.
Results attached and congratulations to divisional winners and placegetters.
A big thanks to Karl for officiating the race and Dan for rescue boat and photography duties.
Sailng next Saturday (23rd Sep) is the last race in the current Warm Up Series. No sailing the following (long) weekend due to the Bridge to Bridge Ski Race.
Yardstick Results (thanks Greg)
|Recorded Time||Elapsed Time||YS||Cr'd Time||Class||Skipper||Crew||Sail No|
|01:37:37||01:27:37||93.5||01:33:42||Paper Tiger||N Carter||2967|
|01:35:26||01:25:26||82||01:44:11||Mosquito (sloop rig)||G Lee||D Michell||1727|
|01:30:53||01:20:53||77||01:45:03||Hobie 18||M Maginnity||W Pope||16547|
|01:37:45||01:27:45||82||01:47:01||Mosquito (sloop rig)||M Pope||A Pope||1702|
|01:54:56||01:44:56||148||01:10:54||O'pen BIC||M Parkin|
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