In light winds and an outgoing tide sailing was tricky to say the least with a very bad start line set. The windward end of the line was the only place to be for starting today.
Some skippers again found themselves parked on buoys, but Kim and Ted did well today to keep clear although Kim did have one wrapped around on the keel of his boat on the hard standing before the first race. Sometimes it just happens.
Quite a few skippers were parked on the rocks in the shallows though, maybe a couple of pairs of wadders should be purchased by the club.
The old felloe of Dr. WHO fame again shone on the day and took home the bottle of wine, Well done Rod.
Rod finished on 21 points followed by Tony Brewer with 13 points with Rod Marshall third with 12 points. Then followed Kim Potter (no buoys today) with 11 points. Next came Stuart Harris and John Smith with 10 points, Ray Joyce 9 points. Ted Laing and Geoff Matthews with 8 points, Wayne Behrens 7points, Dave Murfit 5 points, Don Mcloud 4 points, Phil Turnbull and Andrew Wardrop 1 point each and Dennis Perry on zero. Allan McKenzie also had 0 points but did not rig his boat.
Due to the light winds and outgoing tide many skippers missed their starting time.
This being the last race of the summer series I have added up the points and congratulate Phi Turnbull on winning the handicap series.
Phil finished with 157 points with Kim Potter second with 141 points and Geoff Mathews third on 130 points. What could have happened had Kim stayed away from the buoys and Geoff had sailed the right boat.
Andrew Wardrop was next with 124 points but Andrew to his credit was always the first skipper to help out with the rescue dinghy when other skippers was in trouble. Then came Wayne Turner on 112 points, Rod Jackman 111 points, John Smith 108 points, Wayne Behrens 107 points, David Jones 105 points, Peter Germein and Don Mcloud with 100 points, John Banks 93 points, Tony Brewer 91 points, Rod Marshall 84 points, Ray Joyce 80 points, Stuart Harris 75 points, Rob Cooney 74 points, Ted Laing 67 points, Dennis Lees 65 points, Dave Murfit 62 points, John Hall 52 points, Rob Gavin 37 points, Peter Sylvester 23 points,Geoff Rainbow 21 points, Dave Williams, Richard Barwick and John Cole Cook with 12 point, Dennis Berry 8 points and Lisa Blackwood 5 points.
The scratch series was won by David Jones with 200 points followed by Ray Joyce 176 points, Rod Marshall 129 points, Peter Sylvester 124 points, Chris Wood 84 points Andrew Wardrop 79 points, Rod Jackman 78 points Kyle Stuart 68 points, John Cole Cook 31 points Tony Brewer 26 points and Wayne Behrens with 17 points.
I have enjoyed the series, and with more attention paid to sailing within the spirit of the rules, Wednesday sailing would be even better.
As stated earlier Andrew Wardrop always gave up sailing to help others as did Tony Brewer, and Rod Jackman.
I hope to be sailing again soon.
Please give Wayne Behrens as much help as you did me but he would certainly appreciate more.
For the last time
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