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Breeze comes in for Race #3 
24th Sep 2016

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Defying a mediocre forecast the breeze came in right on cue and blew solidly for the entire race.   Gusting to a challenging 14 knots the ENE'ly not only provided some great sailing but kept Dan surprisingly busy in the rescue boat.  With three rescues completed - including an stubbornly inverted catamaran, Dan did a great job keeping everyone safe.

Top mark for today's race was down river at Fry Street.   At the other end of the course, a sausage set between the Marina and Convent delivered a couple of nice reaches before crews faced the grueling haul back to the top.  Two laps were set for the monohulls, three for the cats and one for the Bics.

In the Laser fleet Karl Cooksley got away to a fast start and led the field up the first work.  Choosing the left side of the course, he weaved carefully through the yachts moored along the bank picking up some great lifts in the process.  Peter Zietsch made up some ground on the downwind legs but not enough to haul in his rival who went on to a close but decisive win.  Radial skipper Deb Parkin put a in great performance and the more the breeze picked up the faster she got.  At the top mark in the second lap she'd almost caught the front runners but then struggled to match the speed of the full rigs off the wind.   Yardstick results however could be interesting.     

Arrow sailor Phil Cavanagh found great form in the freshening conditions and pushed his craft hard to take out the honours in the catamaran division.  Matt Pope also sailing an Arrow was next across the line taking out a well deserved second. Greg Lee was nudging the font of the fleet when an unexpected gust caught him unawares leaving him upside down and drifting precariously towards the bridge pylons. After a complex and exhausting rescue Greg nevertheless completed the lap and returned to the club under his own steam. Well done Greg and Dan.

In the Bic division, four contenders battled it out for the honours and great to see this very important part of the fleet on the increase again.  Matt Parkin got an excellent start and by the first mark had opened up a very solid lead.  Unfortunately he ran into difficulties on the downwind leg - forcing him to retire and opening up the race to his rivals.  In a brilliant show of family competition - and some great sailing - first and second places were taken out by William and Keegan Pope with their mum Ainsley coming in third.  Well done to all.    

See below for full results. 

No sailing next Saturday (long weekend) due to the Bridge to Bridge Ski Race. Competition starts again on 8th October with the first heat of this season's Club Pointscore.   

 Results:  (thanks Greg)  

Recorded Time Elapsed Time YS Cr'd Time Class Skipper Crew Sail No
Monohulls              
01:09:35 00:59:35 114 00:52:16 Laser K Cooksley   181884
01:10:30 01:00:30 114 00:53:04 Laser P Zietsch   143427
01:13:05 01:03:05 118.5 00:53:14 Laser Radial D Parkin   176906
               
Catamarans              
01:26:50 01:16:50 90 01:25:22 Arrow P Cavanagh   1673
01:31:25 01:21:25 90 01:30:28 Arrow M Pope   1735
DNF   83.5   Mosquito (cat rig) G Lee   1759
               
BICs              
01:08:10 00:58:10 153.3 00:37:57 O'pen BIC W Pope   Bic 4
01:22:20 01:12:20 153.3 00:47:11 O'pen BIC K Pope   Bic 3
01:28:20 01:18:20 153.3 00:51:06 O'pen BIC A Pope   Bic 3
DNF   153.3   O'pen BIC M Parkin   Bic 1
               
Note: Yarsticks updated to YVC 2015/16 figures      

 

  

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