23rd September 2017 - Warm Up Series Race #4

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23rd September 2017 - Warm Up Series Race #4
 (thanks Neil)
Today's racing was the last event in the Club's Warm Up Series.  After this, competition shifts up a gear with all results now contributing to everyone's Poinstscore tally.   Despite missing the first week due to ski racing, the rest of the series has been outstanding with strong competition and excellent conditions prevailing each week.  Today was no exception.  A steady NE came in mid-afternoon, topping out at around 15 knots and providing some magnificent sailing.

Fleet numbers were down a bit - but competition was tough.  Less than 90 seconds separated the Laser fleet with Brian Wright taking out the honours.   Starting well and reading the shifts and current nicely, Brian had no problems keeping his rivals at bay despite some spirited challenges mid-race.

In the junior fleet, Will Pope sailed his Bic nicely and completed two laps of the full senior course - in a remarkably fast time.   A versatile sailor, Will regularly swaps between crewing on a Hobie 18 and skippering a Open Bic - and excels at both end of this very broad spectrum. 

Tony Rose dominated the Cat fleet and was first home with a decisive margin.   However he was challenged at times by a very determined Luke Denham.  Saiing a Maricat 4.3, Luke took out a comfortable second place and just keeps getting quicker every week.  This guy is the one to watch and will feature strongly in this year's results.    The two Mosquito crews battled it out for third place - with Greg Lee and Deb Michell holding rivals Matt and Ainslie Pope at bay just long enough to slip across the line with only 50 seconds to spare.  Some great racing between these boats and future contests are going to be very interesting.

YS results (thanks Greg)

Elapsed Time YS Cr'd Time Class Skipper Crew Sail No
Monos 3 laps        
01:03:41 114 00:55:52 Laser B Wright   203226
01:04:49 114 00:56:51 Laser J Harrison   153155
01:05:28 114 00:57:26 Laser P Zietsch   143427
Cats 3 laps        
00:50:00 90 00:55:33 Arrow T Rose   1691
00:52:45 88 00:59:57 Maricat 4.3 (super sloop rig) L Denham   3514
00:52:58 82 01:04:36 Mosquito (sloop rig) G Lee D Michell 1727
00:53:38 82 01:05:24 Mosquito (sloop rig) M Pope A Pope 1702
01:02:39 93.5 01:07:00 Paper Tiger N Carter   2967
Bics Different course        
01:04:22 148 00:43:29 O'pen BIC W Pope   3

A big thanks to Bob for officiating the race and to Neil for rescue boat and photography duties.  

No sailng next Saturday (30th Sep) due to the Bridge to Bridge Ski Race. Competition will resume the week after (7th October) 

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