The 42 degrees south regatta for the one design Dragonflite 95 class was held at Montrose Bay on Sunday 8 October 2017.
The regatta coincided with the opening of the sailing season at the Montrose Bay Yacht Club. The season was formally opened by the patron of Montrose Bay Yacht Club, Adriana Taylor who is very interested and supportive of the radio racing yachts conducting events at Montrose Bay. Adriana even had a sail of Ray Joyce’s DF 95 to get an understanding of the fun that can be had.
The sailing venue looked great with the new banners flying, and they could be clearly seen by drivers on the Brooker Highway.
The regatta was run by John Gard with assistance from David Murfet. The observing role for on water infringements was managed by Les Hanson and John Banks. They all did a great job. Thank you.
The weather for the races was A Rig in a light to medium NNW breeze of around 6 – 8 knots. Six races were held before lunch and the breeze died away for the final 2 and following a lengthy wait, racing was abandoned.
The official scoring system discards the worst performance after 4 races and then another after 8 races.
The initial race scoring on the day was calculated with 1 drop only, so the results after the 2 drops changed the results significantly as you will see. Andrew Wardrop and Ray Joyce were the beneficiaries of the computer scoring system. Commiserations to Peter Sylvester who was on the podium for a while.
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