Dear Skippers and Crews of the Classics 2013 Summer Series.
Attached are the March 3 Race 7 Results plus the series aggregate and Marie Louise III consistency trophy status.
In spite of a strong wind warning being posted, Sunday’s sailing conditions for the fleet of 17 starters turned into one of the more benign days of sailing on the bay.
With Tumlares being towed across the shipping channel plus Pastime II and Acrospire III drifting to the line the HBYC Race Committee decided sufficient breeze existed to take the fleet down to the first mark, so no postponement to the 10:25 am warning. While several starters were caught out with this decision, the elapsed and corrected times for the shortened course, showed the race turned from what looked like a clean sweep for the front of the fleet into a fair race for all.
The sail of the day belongs to Andy Indrans with Corio Vertue. Concentration by Andy on keeping Corio in the groove throughout the race showed in the results. Greg Hynes on Jan was another example of what it takes to bring a boat home with a good results. When out racing it pays to keep in mind the words of wisdom from our late and esteemed member of the Association and top sailor, Dave Kerr, which were ‘ we’re here to race’.
Irrespective of divine intervention and with the better half of the two up crew doing 80% of the work, our winner on corrected time, Martini’ will take a handicap hit. Joe Tuck and the boys on Loama are still pulling in good results. To recognise this, they’ll also cop a tweak to their handicap.
Now to the final race, a pursuits start, March 17, of our Summer Series. Start times will be issued on Thursday March 14.
Regards to all
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