1. Results for the Classics 2013/2014 Summer Series Race 2 conducted by the RYCV on November 17.
2. 2013/2014 Summer Series Aggregate Points Status after Race 2
3. Marie Louise III Consistency Trophy Aggregate Points Status after Race 2 of 2013/2014 Summer Series.
With a break in the recent unsettled and bleak conditions, consistent racing performance by ‘Trim’ helmed by Phil Atkins paid off with another first on corrected time. ‘Fair Winds II’ also put in a great performance to take out both second over the line and second on corrected time. After ‘Acrospire III’s’ small mark rounding error, George Fisscher and Michael Rhodes worked ‘Boambille’ hard to take out line honours by 7 seconds over ‘Fair Winds II’ and 21 seconds over ‘Acrospire III’.
Around the course there was a Tumlare battle. ‘Ettrick’, helmed by Doug Jenkin with his crew of Kath Solly and Di Ling, managed to hold every charge by Roger Dundas and Charlie Salter on ‘Avian’ to finish ahead by 54 seconds across the line for a corrected time result in their favour by 8 seconds.
The race start was a spectacular sight. For some the line was a line too soon. Many starters had to run down the line after being early thanks to “the outgoing tide” I’m told. ‘Acrospire III’, as usual, hit the line at the favoured end on the button and only once looked back, to see a missed rounding mark, oops. Consistent performances by ‘Martini’ and ‘Bungoona’ were noted. Joe Tuck and the boys never stopped pushing ‘Loama’ in conditions that didn’t suit her. ‘Marie Louise III’ was again the yardstick for the back calculated handicap calculations.
Your handicapper has run his ruler over the race and who gets it in the neck and by how much for Race 3 on December 1 has been decided. Although, the handicapper is still scratching his head over some results and wondering what was happening on some boats back there.
Doesn’t matter, with 16 starters our Classic Yachts gave us another great day of racing. That’s what counts.
This week we have our AGM on Thursday.
Some other items. Mark Chew is taking ‘Fair Winds II’ on a winding road style voyage to Hobart in 10 day’s time. The cray pot is already on board. The rest of us will be able to join in with Mark’s voyage by keeping tabs with the log he’ll be publishing on our website. Scott McDonald will set up a special website page for this event.
Doug Jenkin when cleaning out his locker found a pile of no longer needed deck hardware such as turning blocks and the like. Suitable for 30 to 40 footers Doug says. So contact him to find out more.
Next Race December 1
Regards to all
CYAA (Vic) Handicapper
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