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11th March - Club Pointscore
Photos (thanks Dan)
Good things come to those who wait
11th March 2017 - Club Pointscore
As today’s racing got underway, the light but steady ESE gave every hope of building into a solid and very sailable little breeze. Eventually it did … however for a frustratingly long period in lap#1 it almost failed completely leaving the fleet stranded mid-river and wondering if competition would have to be abandoned.
As the minutes ticked away skippers battled a strong outgoing tide and a flimsy westerly that only compounded frustrations. Booms swung aimlessly and boats drifted backwards with the current. Amazingly though one boat found a solitary puff and quickly pulled away leaving the remainder of the fleet in in disbelief.
Eventually patience and persistence paid off as the SE gradually returned then quickly built into the breeze everyone was hoping for. From this point the pace quickened dramatically with fast and tight racing being enjoyed for the rest of the afternoon.
Neil Burgess took out the honours in the Laser fleet. An superb exponent of light weather sailing Neil quickly recovered from a difficult start and even when the breeze came in kept his opponents in check with clever tactical sailing.
In the NS14 fleet Dennis Boyd and Matt Parkin struggled in the light stuff but quickly found their footings once the breeze arrived. Gradually building a slim lead they they eventually out-manoeuvered their opposition and had the pleasure of taking out the line honours. Second place getter Paul Smyth kept them in check on the downwind legs but couldn’t match their speed going up. However once YS was applied, it was the Corsair crew – Brian Hitchins and Duncan Sage who took out the division prize .. and by a very comfortable margin. Sailing consistently in the variable air, Brian and Duncan adapted quickly to every change and despite the challenging conditions were still able to made full use of their spinnaker.
Maricat crew Luke and Orlando Denham not only took out line and YS honours in the catamaran division, but blitzed the entire fleet. Finding a stray puff while the fleet was becalmed Luke and Orlando took full advantage of the opportunity and quickly opened a decisive lead. Once in clear air they continued to consolidate their gains and finished a whopping seven minutes ahead of their closest rival. Great sailing and congratulations to this crew.
In the junion division Morgen Parkin completed the demanding course with ease - and in a very impressive time. Drawing on her wealth of experience and superb boat handling skills Morgen overcame all challenges thrown at her by the testing conditions and busy mark roundings. Well done Morgen.
Full results below.
Many thanks to Tony - our race official today, and Dan for rescue boat and photography duties. There's heaps of great shots online and Dan's skills in capturing the action is legendry. Make sure you check them out.
Racing next Saturday (18th March) is a Club Pointscore. Only three races left in the season so hope you can make it along.
Reminder: Install WhatsApp on your smartphone to keep up with the latest news and happenings. Request to join the CRSC Sailing group.
|Recorded Time||Elapsed Time||YS||Cr'd Time||Class||Skipper||Crew||Sail No|
|02:05:35||01:55:35||118.5||01:37:32||Laser Radial||D Parkin||176906|
|02:01:32||01:51:32||119.5||01:33:20||Corsair||B Hitchins||D Sage||442|
|01:58:42||01:48:42||108||01:40:39||NS14||D Boyd||M Parkin||1954|
|01:51:25||01:41:25||91||01:51:27||Maricat 4.3 (sloop rig)||L Denham||Orlando D.||3514|
|01:58:47||01:48:47||93.5||01:56:21||Paper Tiger||N Carter||2967|
2016-17 YA Memberships
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Note - current YA membership is mandatory for all Club and Regatta events.
If you've paid your subs but aren't on the list please let Bob Fish or Peter Zietsch know so we can chase it up.
Good news for members too. All fees and charges for the 2016-17 season have been frozen. This is great for everyone's budget and should help get more boats out on the water each week.
Click here to download your membership form. Copies are also available from the canteen. Please get them back in to Bob Fish or Peter Zietsch as soon as possible to help the Club's finances. Fees can be also be paid directly into the Club's bank account. Details are on the form.
CRSC Christmas Regatta
3rd-4th December 2016
Click here for results (Thanks Greg)
Click here for photos (Thanks Will)
A couple of nice video clips taken by Neale Carter from his Paper Tiger ...
2015-16 Results (complete)
Learn to Sail Program
Photo by Dan Parkin