18th February - Club Pointscore
Photos (thanks Matt)
Fast Sailing and Tight Racing in Pointscore Heat
18th February 2017 - Club Pointscore
Numbers were down a bit this week due to regattas and other commitments, however those sailing enjoyed superb conditions and tight racing in a very enjoyable Pointscore heat.
The north easterly finally arrived around 300 pm and delivered a solid 10 knots throughout the race. The occasional gust topped 15 and provided some exciting moments as crews scrambled to stay upright.
In a return to tradition, the top mark (off Fry Street) was followed by a quick reach leg towards the northern bank. This proved very popular with competitors and we may see more of it in future races. The lower end of the course took crews around a sausage between the Marina and Convent. Skippers’ boat handling and gybing skills were put to the test when the entire mono fleet converged at these marks in the first lap.
Congratulations to today’s winners. Three standout performances were noted.
Deb Parkin took out overall YS honours - across the entire fleet. Sailing hard and consistently throughout the race, the breezier conditions were very much to Deb’s liking as she kept her Laser fully powered during the gruelling upwind legs. NS14 skipper Paul Smyth took out his division after making a brilliant comeback in the second lap. Despite a slow start and a buoy strike in the early stages, Paul kept his opponents under pressure and eventually seized the lead. Once in front and enjoying clear air, he consolidated his gains further crossing the line comfortably ahead of all rivals. Mosquito sailors Greg Lee and Deb Michell not only won the catamaran division by a very decisive margin, but also took out overall line honours for the day. Making the most of the great conditions, they flew around the course and completed the two lap event in under an hour. A remarkable feat and well deserved result.
A big thanks to Karl for standing in as race official and laying an excellent course - and to Dan and Matt Parkin for rescue boat / photographer duties. Matt took some great shots and definitely worth a having a look through the gallery.
Racing next Saturday (25th February) is a standard Club Pointscore.
Yardstick Results - thanks Greg.
|Recorded Time||Elapsed Time||YS||Cr'd Time||Class||Skipper||Crew||Sail No|
|01:18:44||01:08:44||118.5||00:58:00||Laser Radial||D Parkin||176906|
|01:17:08||01:07:08||108||01:02:10||NS14||G Brotherson||M Parkin||1851|
|01:08:48||00:58:48||82||01:11:42||Mosquito (sloop rig)||G Lee||D Michell||1727|
|DNS||122||Laser 4.7||W Pope||-|
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