Day two of the championship started similar to day 1, with a light breeze welcoming us. A Rigs again all day, with wind up to around 10 knots maximum for short periods.
Under way nicely again with a further 11 races sailed today, making 22 for the championship.
A few reliability issues for some, but on the main - everyone was able to get a lot of time on the course.
By lunch time, Andrew Reid had established possibly an undefeatable posiiton, but the spots behind him were all up for grabs with racing being so close.
Unfortunately, some weed spoiled the party at the end of the day and we called time about 10 minutes early, with the disruption being too great to sail meaningful races. That said, 22 was a pretty good effort over the two days.
As expected from lunch time, Andrew Reid came away a well deserved winner of the 2022 Tasmanian RM Championship on just 49 points..
Rob Nowak took his chances and bolted into second position. Again, well deserved after a such a consistent two days sailing, finishing on 85.6 points.
Stuart Dawes took out third place. A surprise to him after slipping a bit late, but reaped the rewards of such a consistent set of results prior, effectively wiping his later struggles - finishing on 96 points.
Of big note though - showing the strength and closeness of much of the two days, third place to 8th place was separated by just 8 points! For those who have been away from school too long, just 9 points separating 6 skippers.
Thanks must be extended to our friends from Victoria, NSW and ACT. You ahve really made the championship a highlight for us and hopefully stamps it on the calendar for mainland entries into the future as well. please pass on to your sailing friends about the experiences here (hopefully all positive) and we are also keen on feedback as well, to become better as we move forward.
Big thanks goes to our volunteer contingent this weekend. Without you, the weekend would not be anywhere near as successful as it was. Ted Stevens, who travelled down from Launceston to help out, as well as our locals, Les Hanson, Ken Dobbie, Phil Turnbull, Mat Gray, Michael Hickman, Anne Cole-Cook, Chris Wood, Ricky Price. If I missed anyone at all, I sincerely apologise.
In the coming weeks for RBRYC ...
Wednesday will be DF95 Mid Week Handicap at the dam, button press at 11am
Next Sunday, 11th December is the last of our IOM Scratch Series for 2022, which is also the conclusion of scratch racing for the year.
The following Sunday, 18th December, will be a "Come and Sail Day" at MBYC. Not class specific, but one to come and enjoy having a sail prior to christmas. We will be having a BBQ lunch on the day, as well as celebrating our Series Winners for 2022. More on this to come shortly.
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