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20th January 2018 - Club Pointscore

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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 starting to enjoy 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 the 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 competitive and hard.  The incoming tide was deceptively strong – particularly in the early stages, and had to be carefully factored into steering the best course and getting around marks.   Skippers were also challenged with a couple of dramatic wind shifts which caused a number of involuntarily gybes and tacks. 

Standout performer in the mono fleet was Paul Smyth who kept his NS14 moving fast and consistently throughout the variety of conditions experienced.  Despite some determined challenges, Paul effortlessly kept all opposition astern and went on to take out a well-deserved line honours. Yardstick adjustment however relegated him back to third - 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.    

In the catamaran division, Maricat crew Luke and Orlando Denham seized every opportunity in the constantly changing breeze and nailed yardstick honours with a whopping margin of 15 minutes.   Mick Maginnity (Hobie 17) took out second place followed by Brian Wright (A Class) in third. 

Full results below.

A big thanks to Dennis for power boat and photography duties and to Greg Lee and Deb Michell for officiating today's race.  Thanks also to Dennis 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
01:38:22 01:28:22 114 01:17:31 Laser P Zietsch   143427
01:39:35 01:29:35 114 01:18:35 Laser N Burgess   151965
01:35:38 01:25:38 108 01:19:17 NS14 Paul Smyth   1806
01:47:31 01:37:31 119.5 01:21:36 Corsair B Hitchins O Sage 442
01:44:05 01:34:05 114 01:22:32 Laser G Young   202226
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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