Missed Wednesdays results sendout. My fault. Apologies. Here they are anyway for your viewing pleasure.
Eight IOM’s at the dam today but one didn't get in the water so seven sailing in a moderate southerly breeze which gave some good racing in both scratch & handicap. Peter Germein won 2 races so he was going well. Phil Turnbull also had 2 wins.
This was the midweek fleets last sail at the dam due to the very low water so next Wednesday it will sailing at Montrose.
Long Distance Handicap 16/02
Below are the results from Sunday’s Long Distance Handicap. Interesting to see three classes represented, and great to see a different name at the top of the leaderboard. Well done Peter, on a great days sailing. Rod Jackman finished close behind for second place, with third taken out by Peter Sylvester – a welcome return to Sunday racing.
From all reports, the day was enjoyed with a real nice wind and a distinct lack of weed. Thanks to Les, who filled in again as Pro, rather than sail the day himself.
Very light and tricky conditions today, given the earlier start to get full advantage of the tides. Great to see some pretty close scoring amongst the modern fleet, with Lisa (15pts) taking the day out from Ray (17pts), with Rod just one behind in third. John Hall sailed his Fuzzy Logic very well to 4th overall and first in the classic fleet, with Phil taking out 2nd, with Les not far behind in 3rd.
A bit of a chilly start at the dam today for the DF95 fleet with a fairly steady A rig northerly breeze which unfortunately did not last verging into a westerly that meant that mark 9 came into play for a while.
An hours scratch sailing was followed by the handicap series starting with a maximum handicap going to David Jones & Mike Hickman at + 40 secs & at the other end Wayne Turner at -40 secs.
A number of courses were tried to try & keep up with the wind changes with the fleet completing 8 races. Ray, Phil & Chris had 2 wins each with Mike looking very consistent .
Despite the challenging conditions it was an enjoyable days sailing.
A windy day at MBYC today. Ten skippers fronted up to start the day, but equipment failure and the heavy weather soon knocked an amount of skippers out of the days sailing. Heavier weather always sorts out the maintenance issues.
Everyone got started on B rigs, but within a few races, most (except for the Bantams) changed to C Rigs. The new Bantams, although overpowered when the squalls came through, performed extremely well in the overpowered environment - a testament to the design and construction. It will be interesting to see how much more they improve over time as well.
We got 10 races completed in the end, and as always, we saw the consistency of Mike and Lisa at the front of the field. Mike taking out first place on 14 points, just one ahead of Lisa, on 15. Stu Dawes came in third, on 22 points with Les Hanson's Cheinz. Thanks Les, for lending it out for the day. Rod Marshall was the first of the Bantams, in fourth, with a really consistent result for the day (lowest completed score of 5th). Andrew Wardrop was ten points further behind in 6th, but for non completed races, would have been neck and neck with Rod.
Thanks goes out to John Hall and Les Hanson for carrying out the official duties on the day.
Wednesday is DF95 Handicap at Risdon Brook Dam, scratch starting at 10am and handicap at 11.
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