20th January 2018 - Club Pointscore
20th January 2018 - Club Pointscore
Photos (thanks Dennis)
Breeze ... at last!
After a shaky start, the hesitant SE breeze finally got some traction and by midway through lap #2 crews were enjoying some very pleasant sailing. By lap #3 it was gusting to 10 knots and the long reach leg to the bottom mark (just out from the Rowing Club) delivered the fastest sailing of 2018 to date.
Ten boats faced the starter with the mix slightly back in favour of mono’s. It’s expected that numbers will creep up again once the holidays are over and routines return to normal. Despite the smaller nominations, racing was hard and competitive. The incoming tide was deceptively strong – particularly in the early stages of the race, and had to be carefully factored into steering the best course and getting around marks. Skippers also had to contend with a couple of sudden and dramatic wind shifts which caused a number of boats to involuntarily gybe or tack.
Standout performer in today’s racing was Paul Smyth who kept his NS14 moving fast and consistently throughout the wide variety of conditions experienced. Despite being challenged on a few occasions, Paul kept all opponents astern and went on to take a well-deserved line honour. Yardstick adjustment however took its toll relegating him to third place from Peter Zietsch and Neil Burgess – both in Lasers. Next home was Brian Hitchins and Odin Sage in their Corsair followed by Gus Roberts in another Laser. Maricat sailors Luke and Orlando Denham took out first placing in the catamaran division and sailed an excellent race in the challenging conditions. Coming in second was Mick Maginnity (Hobie 17) ahead of Brian Wright in an A Class.
Full results below.
A big thanks to Dennis for power boat and photography duties and to Greg Lee and Deb Michell for starting and officiating today's racing. Thankyou Dennis too for tidying up the rigging area with the mower.
Sailing as normal next Saturday (27th Jan) despite the Australia Day weekend.
Results (thanks Greg)
|Recorded time||Elapsed Time||YS||Cr'd Time||Class||Skipper||Crew||Sail No|
|01:47:31||01:37:31||119.5||01:21:36||Corsair||B Hitchins||O sage||442|
|01:39:16||01:29:16||92||01:37:02||Maricat 4.3 (Sloop rig)||L Denham||Orlando||3514|
|01:40:01||01:30:01||80||01:52:31||Hobie 17||M Maginnity||2323|
|01:24:54||01:14:54||65.5||01:54:21||A Class (Classic)||B Wright||-|
|DNF||79.5||Nacra 16 Square||J Harrison||156|
|20th Jan 2018|
|Note AS 2017/18 Yardsticks used|
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