2017-18 YS and handicap results to date  

18th November 2017 - Championship Heat #1

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18th November 2017 - Championship Heat #1
 (Dan and Morgen Parkin)

Championship Series Gets Underway
The 2017-18 Championship Series kicked off today with a small but enthusiastic fleet taking to the water for the first race in the Club’s premier competition event.      Despite a gloomy sky and imminent threat of a downpour, conditions were surprisingly pleasant.   A shifty but resilient easterly kept everyone on their toes and delivered a few nice reaches – especially in the earlier stages of the race.

Nine boats faced the starter with six cats and three monos making up the fleet.   A very disappointed Brian Wright was forced to retire just prior to the gun with a broken fitting however all other crews completed the distance.    Today’s course comprised a conventional ‘sausage’ between the Marina and Convent followed by a reach to the Rowing Club and finally a work back to the start.  The monos were assigned three laps and the cats four.   

In the mono division, NS14 skipper Paul Smyth dominated the day.   Getting away to a fast start, Paul set the pace for the duration of the race and despite a brief challenge by Dennis Boyd and Matt Parkin in the early stages never looked in doubt.   Peter Zietsch (Laser) was next over the line - just seconds ahead of Dennis and Matt after a hard fought battle in the final work.  

Hobies again featured well in the catamaran fleet with first place being awarded to H17 skipper Bill Holton and second to Lindsay Cowan on a H18.   These two led the fleet throughout the race and both remained in strong contention until the very end.  Lindsay was first over the line with a margin of only 40 seconds, however Bill’s more forgiving YS was enough to deliver him the prize.   Third place went to James Harrison (Maricat) with Greg Lee / Deb Michell (Mosquito) in fourth and Mick Maginnity (H17) fifth.

See below for full results.

A big thanks to Dennis for laying the course, Dan and Morgen for rescue boat / photography duties and Bob for officiating the race.  

Racing next week (25th November) is another Championship heat.

YS Results (thanks Greg)

Championship 1 - 18 Nov 2017          
Yardstick results            
Monos   (3 laps)            
Place Sail# Name Class Crew Yardstick Elapsed Time YS Time
1 1806 Rush Hour Ns14 Paul Smyth 108 01:04:15 00:59:29
2 143427 Sapphire Laser Peter Zietsch 114 01:08:30 01:00:05
3 1954 TBA Ns14 Dennis Boyd / Matt Parkin 108 01:09:00 01:03:53
Cats   (4 laps)            
Place Sail# Name Class Crew Yardstick Elapsed Time YS Time
1 6639 What If Hobie 17 Bill Holton 80 01:13:35 01:31:58
2 16550 Rush 777 Hobie 18 Lindsay Cowan 76 01:12:15 01:35:03
3 1802 Cat Dog Maricat 4.3 Super Sloop James Harrison 89 01:30:40 01:41:52
4 1727 Atreus Mosquito Sloop Greg Lee /  Deb Michell 79 01:30:30 01:54:33
5 5592 Moggles 2 Hobie 17 Mick Maginnity 80 01:34:45 01:58:26



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