GRSC Tasar Report 16 Oct 2016

Another day at the Georges River Sailing Club started as so many before them. Such a beautiful day with just a hint of strong winds in the mix.  During the rigging process I noticed Gary machine sanding one of his sail battens but failed to inquire as to why. 12 Tasar’s took to the water Shortly after 13:20 with winds were increasing from a north, north easterly direction against a rather strong ebb tide. This did tend to create fairly lumpy conditions. From a gentle fetch at midday to breaking waves later in the second race.  Prior to the start of the first race Rats discarded its centre main batten and has never sailed faster, may I suggest we all do the same? There was a late starter in the first race, call them gate crashers or rock stars, Chuckle dropped in to stir up the fleet.  String Theory got a blinding start off the line and soon tacked onto port to take advantage of tide. Almost half the fleet followed suit. The remaining Tasar’s opted for the slightly flatter conditions closer to shore. By the top mark it was Ratz in a commanding lead. Followed by the newly returned Ruby setting a cracking pace. Third was Like Lighting and Blew’n with the remainder of the fleet bunching up in very difficult sailing conditions. Well into the first reach my crew Jordan noticed String Theory had capsized and lost John overboard. Dave stared by sailing home alone while we picked up one rather wet skipper who I will now refer to as Bob. Around the third mark and back up on the wind we noticed Excess Energy having a short break with their jib furled. Ruby capsized on the down wind leg bending their whisker pole but the boys seemed to be in good spirits. The final results were Ratz, Chuckle, Like Lighting, and Blew’n, The Game next followed by SheepStations.

With half the fleet retired hurt and presumed wet, cold and miserable seven boats lined up for the start of the second race as conditions worsened.  A fairly even start with only team Douglas heading out into the soup while the rest of the Tasars headed in close to shore. SheepStations had a conservative start behind the fleet on port tack. Excess Energy also made a late start before retiring. At the top mark the places were Chuckle, Ratz and Blew’n. Around they went to finish on a screaming reach in the same order they started.  Next across the line was Like Lightening, Madman, Sheep’s Station and The Claw. Though out the day we were also attending to the optimist class and may have missed some of the finer moments of the Tasar racing. Son Jordan enjoys the petrol powered Ribs much more than Tasar racing can anyone please help me?

Many Thanks to the crew from SheepStations  for their photography skills.

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And.. many thanks to James for the above Report!!

Thanks also Rob & Nic for jumping in for some fun & gearing up our competition!

For everyone’s reference are this week’s scores (Races 6&7) and overall point tallies (plus summary of our top place getters below) .. http://sailingresults.com.au/ScoreItV2/Public/Templates/Default/class-results.php?class_id=1280#scratch

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Race 6

Race 7

1st

Ratz (Gary & Robyn)

Ratz

2nd

Like Lightning (Chris & Matt)

Blew’n

3rd

Blew’n (Bruce& Tina)

Like Lightening

 

HCP

Race 6

Race 7

1st

Like Lightning

Ratz

2nd

Ratz

Madman (Sean Mullin)

3rd

2SheepStations (Bern & Sarah)

Like Lightening

 

Congratulations to both Ratz (Gary & Robyn) and Slice of Life (James & Jordan), who share 1st place so far in the `Spring PS Series’. Only 4 pts further down, thus `clinging’ not too far behind is Claw (Bruce& Sharon), separated by just 1 pt from Cruz’n (Mark & Pip) in 4th spot.

Next Sunday 23 Oct is Round 2 of our Sprint Series.. a much enjoyed day involving sailing as many races in the afternoon over a short course (determined on the day). For those who can get away this Thursday as well, a couple of Tasars will be out & about at the Club with a bunch of lasers. This may depend on the maintenance of a forecast of moderate NE’s! Contact for Thurs is Gary, cc’d above.




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