16th September 2017 - Warm Up Series Race #3

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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
Monos 3 laps            
01:36:49 01:26:49 114 01:16:09 Laser B Wright   203226
01:38:05 01:28:05 114 01:17:16 Laser J Harrison   153155
01:41:00 01:31:00 114 01:19:49 Laser P Zietsch   143427
01:49:50 01:39:50 119.5 01:23:33 Corsair B Hitchins   442
01:46:26 01:36:26 114 01:24:35 Laser N Burgess   151965
DNF   119.5   Corsair D Boyd    
Cats 3 laps            
01:26:27 01:16:27 90 01:24:57 Arrow T Rose   1691
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
Bics 2 laps            
01:54:56 01:44:56 148 01:10:54 O'pen BIC M Parkin    

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This year's calendar of events is now available.  Click the above link to download or view.


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CRSC Christmas Regatta 
2nd - 3rd December 2017

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Having fun on the water during Week 1 of Learn to Sail Program.





CRSC vs the World   (DEX 18/09/2014) 
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Sat 23rd September 2017
Warm Up Series Race #4

Sat 30th September 2017
No sailing - Bridge to Bridge Ski Race

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Club Meeting - 5.30 pm

Sat 7th October 2017
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CRSC Xmas Regatta
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14th - 15th October 2017
Richmond River Sailing Club
Annual Regatta

28th - 29th October 2017
Big River Sailing Club
Single Handed Regatta

11th - 12th November 2017
Big River Sailing Club
Bridge to Breakers

2nd - 3rd December 2017
Clarence River Sailing Club
Xmas Regatta
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10th -11th March 2018
Big River Sailing Club
Annual Regatta