2018-19 Office Bearers
At the Club's AGM on 12th May 2018, new office bearers were elected for the 2018-19 season.
Dennis Boyd is our new Commodore and Bob Fish continues with Secretary / Treasurer role.
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24th March 2018 - Season Final
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24th March 2018 - Club Pointscore
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Season Finishes on a High
Another sailing season has come and gone with 2017-18 now officially astern. Today’s race was the last on the calendar before the winter recess. With a lot of members engaged in winter sports and a general lack of wind during the cooler months, it’s a good time to take a break and catch up on all those weekend jobs we’ve neglected over the summer. Sailing kicks off again for the new season on 1st September.
There’s no denying the Club has faced some challenges over the season but has tackled them head on. There’s every confidence our sport will bounce back stronger than ever and continue to provide first class competition and enjoyment for all involved. There’s a lot happening – so watch the website and WhatsApp for the latest updates.
Today’s race was a Pointscore event and final totals for the series will be available shortly. The Pointscore Series is based on personal handicaps and quite often produces some interesting results. Watch this space.
The forecast was for a 10 kt ENE and for while that’s exactly what we got. The first lap was the best with some very lively gusts – particularly towards the bottom of the course. Wind shifts were minimal and some blistering lap times were set. As racing progressed, the pressure eased but there was still plenty to keep crews busy and competition remained tight all the way to the line.
With numbers down, only two divisions contested the event - monos and cats. Six crews made up the mono division (including four NS14’s) and five in the cats. The course was similar to last week’s – ie alternate bottom marks - however the sequence for rounding them was reversed. The monos completed three laps and the cats four.
In a reversal of fortune from the previous week, Paul Smyth was first home in the mono division after a gruelling contest with rivals Greg Brotherson / Morgen Parkin and Dennis Boyd / Matt Parkin. Some great sailing by this trio but it was Paul’s day as he picked a couple of nice wind shifts and the fading breeze favoured single-handed crews. However it was the solitary Laser sailor Deb Parkin who took out the prize on corrected time – with a nail-biting margin of just 25 seconds. Sailing consistently and adapting seamlessly to the changing conditions Deb kept her boat travelling fast throughout the long race.
There were very close results in the cat division as well – with Maricat skipper Luke Denham claiming the prize from H18 crew Lindsay Cowan and Will Price by just 11 seconds. Well done Luke. Lindsay and Will enjoyed a comfortable win on line honours after battling rivals Mick Maginnity and Will Pope in the early stages and did well to keep their big boat travelling fast as the breeze retreated. Third placing went to Greg Lee who staged a big come-back in the latter stages of the race. Struggling in the big breeze at the start, Greg quickly made up the pace as it eased.
Following the race, members enjoyed some drinks and snacks on the deck to reflect on a great season's sailing and plan for the next.
See below for full results from today's race.
Don't forget the monthly meeting on Tues 3rd April at 5.30 pm.
Also keep in mind the AGM and Presentation Night on Sat 12th May. Venue is the Scout Hall at Corcoran Park - starting around 5.30 - 6.00 pm. More details closer to the time.
Check the website and WhatsApp for ongoing updates.
Results (Thanks Greg)
|Recorded Time||Elapsed Time||YS||Cr'd Time||Class||Skipper||Crew||Sail No|
|Monos (3 laps)|
|01:19:02||01:09:02||118.5||00:58:15||Laser Radial||D Parkin||176906|
|01:14:42||01:04:42||108||00:59:54||NS14||G Brotherson||M Parkin||1851|
|01:15:12||01:05:12||108||01:00:22||NS14||D Boyd||M Parkin||1954|
|01:30:20||01:20:20||119.5||01:07:13||Corsair||N Burgess||J Duffy||-|
|Cats (4 laps)|
|01:36:58||01:23:58||90||01:33:18||Maricat 4.3 (Super sloop rig)||L Denham||3514|
|01:24:03||01:11:03||76||01:33:29||Hobie 18||L Cowan||W Price||16550|
|01:33:15||01:20:15||82.5||01:37:16||Mosquito (Cat rig)||G Lee||1759|
|01:27:35||01:14:35||76||01:38:08||Hobie 18||M Maginnity||W Pope||16547|
|01:39:01||01:26:01||79||01:48:53||Mosquito (Sloop rig)||M Pope||A Pope||1704|
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