Weekend Sailing Report - 10/11 October

We went from calm sunny breezes with the Pelicans on Saturday morning to wind, rain and lightning for the Skiffs on Sunday. What a mixed weather weekend!

The Pelicans raced their second heat of the Club Championship with Slingshot (Tom D & Taj W) taking line honours from Rattle & Hum (Thomas S & Noah S) and Wot Da Heck (Beau C & Ronan P). Handicap placings went to Harpoon (William P), Awesome (Cameron B & Ava T) and Wot Da Heck. It was a nice gentle breeze for our Recreation Squad with Double Trouble (Sophie P & Zali W) leading them home.

Saturday afternoon fleets – race 1 was HCP start point score and race 2 was a SCR start Club Championship heat:

Flying 11s: RACE 1 SCR: 1st Oscar (Jed F & William B), 2nd Hydromatic (Rebecca H & Eve P), 3rd Spitfire (James R & Angus J). HCP: 1st Frustration (Courtney S & Lilli P), 2nd Hot Chilli (Kelsey T & Georgia S), 3rd Holy Smokes (Felix P & Rhys M). RACE 2 SCR: 1st Flight Time (Marcus L & Beau P), 2nd Silly Galah (Thomas S & Cameron B), 3rd Hydromatic. HCP: 1st Aku Aku (Bethany S & Josh G), 2nd Hot Chilli, 3rd Frustration.

29ers: RACE 1 SCR: 1st NHS (Tom C & Harry M), 2nd Seriously Guided (Tom S & Henry S). HCP: 1st NHS, 2nd Seriously Guided. RACE 2 SCR: 1st NHS, 2nd Seriously Guided, 3rd Nirvana (Emma J & Lucas G). HCP: 1st Nirvana, 2nd Seriously Guided, 3rd NHS.

Cherubs: RACE 1 SCR: 1st New Order (Andrew S & Dave S), 2nd Son of Wally (Trevor F & Nigel B), 3rd Wally (Lateisha B & Jarrod T). HCP: 1st Wally, 2nd Hooray (Alan N & ), 3rd The Beaver (Wayne T & Erik S). RACE 2 SCR: 1st Son of Wally, 2nd New Order, 3rd French Tickler. HCP: 1st Hooray, 2nd Spreaders (Adam C & Thomas M), 3rd French Tickler (Beynon T & Matt H).

Lasers: RACE 1 SCR: 1st Old Yella (Matt C), 2nd Pull Your Main On! (Anthony P), 3rd Cracker (David C). HCP: 1st If Not Now When (Rod K), 2nd Cracker (Brett H), 3rd HAL (David C). RACE 2 SCR: 1st The Donkey (Gary B), 2nd Ronny (Darren N), 3rd If Not Now When (Rod K). HCP: 1st Jons Boat (Jon S), 2nd If Not Now When, 3rd Slide (Paul B).

Laser Radials: RACE 1 SCR 1st Strumpet (Bruce T), 2nd 184256 (Ashley K), 3rd Aeolus (Will H). HCP: 1st Strumpet, 2nd 184256, 3rd Aeolus. RACE 2 SCR: 1st Aeolus, 2nd Strumpet, 3rd 184256. HCP: 1st Aeolus, 2nd 184256, 3rd Strumpet.

16ft Skiffs: PS 4 SCR: 1st Southern Beaches Rugby (Rod C, Adam G, Harry M), 2nd Lion (Nigel H, Scott S, Rohan K), 3rd East Coast Marine & Sail (Adam P, Troy D, David H). HCP: Pepsi Max (Ross S, Ben P, Shane B), 2nd Lion, 3rd TJS Services (Henry M, Grant M, Israel S).

16ft Skiffs: 3-Buoys Challenge SCR: 1st ATB Morton (Danny A, Brett D, Mat W), 2nd TJS Services, 3rd Lion. HCP: 1st TJS Services, 2nd Lion, 3rd Coastal Shipwright Service (Matt R, Scott B, Corey H)

We had renowned skiff photographer Michael Chittenden spend the afternoon with our Skiff fleet on Sunday . . . . some spectacular shots when the rain/wind squall came through!


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