Race Reports


Points & PC Solutions Series

posted 6 Aug 2018, 15:02 by Perth Sailing Club

               On Sunday 22nd July Day two of the PC Solutions series of races continued. The strong westerly, south westerly wind conditions causing problems for the seven boats taking part in the first race of the day. Jack Douglas (Solo) made a good start and managed to stay ahead of the Albacore (Dash) helmed by Sandy Rodger and crewed by Robin MacArthur. Both boats pulled ahead of the rest of the fleet from Vicky Wright (Europe) Munro & Molly Gauld in the RS Quest, and Hunter Williamson (Solo). Jack Douglas took the flag just ahead of the Albacore of Sandy & Robin with Hunter in third place. Jack Douglas (Solo) made a clean start and again led throughout from start to finish. There was a close tussle between Hunter Williamson (Solo), Sandy & Robin in the Albacore and Bob Watson and Jim Galloway in the Enterprise for second, third and fourth place.  The Enterprise ran into the bank at the bottom mark and Bob & Jim lost time getting back into the race.  It was Jack (Solo) crossing the line first followed by Sandy & Robin (Albacore) second and the Father and Daughter team Munro & Molly in third.

               The wind conditions remained strong for the second race of the day. Jack Douglas made a string start in his Solo with only some ten seconds separating the following three boats of Hunter Williamson (Whoof), Sandy Rodger & Robin MacArthur (Dash) and Bob & Jim (Aeolian). The Blue Mirror crewed by Gillie Amatt and Cadet Kyle Fraser retired after lap one. Vicky Wright (Patch3) retired during the first lap. At the line is was Jack Douglas (Woodpecker) then Sandy and Robin (Dash) and Bob & Jim (Aeolian)

               On Saturday and Sunday 28th & 29th July the PC Solutions series of Races continued. The sailors were faced with a 15 knot gusting wind constantly changing direction from west to east and on occasion southerly. Four boats took part in the races. All boats made a clean start, wind dropped on the first leg with Andrew Porteous (Whooper) 1st , Bob Watson and Jim Galloway 2nd and James Curley in the Laser 3rd. Andrew was well in front on the second leg with Bob/Jim swapping positions with James in the laser for third. James capsized but soon recovered. At the line it was Andrew Porteous (Whooper) first, then Bob Watson/Jim Galloway (Aeolian) second with James Curley (Laser) in third. Cadet Orry Graham retired.

               The fourth race in the PC Solution Series continued after a short break, Bob & Jim got away to a fast start with James following in the laser and Andrew (Whooper) making up for a late start. Andrew managed to just cross the line in first place closely followed the Enterprise of Bob & Jim with James’s laser only a second behind. Orry finished the race in fourth place.

               Five boats took part in the last races of the series on Sunday. There was a slight delay to the start as the marker buoys were being deployed and the Tourist Boat Badger required escorting through the fleet. It was Jacob McCauley in the laser who took an early lead followed by Bob and Jim in the Enterprise (Aeolian). Andrew Porteous (Whooper) was close behind the Enterprise and quickly gained a lead on the other boats which he maintained throughout and finished first followed by Bob & Jim and then Cadet Ivan Kossko in the Laser Radial.

                In the final races of the series James Curley sailing the Solo (Woodpecker) made an excellent start on the shortened course. He was followed by Bob & Jim (Aeolian) and Andrew Porteous (Whooper). James had water at the second mark but Bob & Jim overtook him on the inside to gain the lead. Close racing over the next two laps with lead changing constantly between the Solos and the single Enterprise. Andrew kept his lead in the dying wind conditions on the third round with Jacob McCauley getting ahead of the Enterprise to cross the line in second place.

Perth Sailing Club wishes to thank PC Solutions of Perth for their sponsorship of the Series.

Overall Winner PC Solutions Andrew Porteous, 2nd Bob Watson/Jim Galloway 3rd Jason Curley,

                                                 4th Jacob McCauley     

Results after Handicap:-

Sun 22/7/18 : Race 1-1st Woodpecker(J.Douglas) 2ndAeolian(B.Watson/J.Galloway)

                                 3rdDash(S.Rodger/R.MacArthur)

                            Race 2-1st Woodpecker (J.Douglas) 2nd Dash (S.Rodger/R.MacArthur)

                              3rd Aeolian (B.Watson/J.Galloway)

Sat 28/7/18:    Race 1-1st Whooper (A.Porteous) 2nd Aeolian (B.Watson/J.Galloway) 3rd Laser (J.Curley)

                            Race 2-1st Whooper (A.Porteous) 2nd Aeolian (B.Watson/J.Galloway) 3rd Laser (J.Curley)

Sat 29/7/18:    Race 1-1st Whooper (A.Porteous) 2nd Aeolian (B.Watson/J.Galloway) 3rd Laser (I.Kossko)

                            Race 2-1st Whooper (A.Porteous) 2nd Woodpecker(J.Curley) 3rd Aeolian(B.Watson/J.Galloway)      

ACH Series & Heathens

posted 6 Aug 2018, 12:06 by Perth Sailing Club

               Thursday saw a change in the weather with rain greeting competitors accompanied by a light westerly breeze.  Five boats took to the water and had a good clean start round a rectangular course of four marks, but once underway the wind reduced dramatically while the rain increased in strength and it proved to be a very slow and wet process.  Round two proved a real struggle and James Curley in a Laser made the right choice by selecting the right side of the river to gain on the fleet.  Following almost an hour’s sailing it was James who led over the finish line followed by Ian Noble also helming a Laser with the Streaker of John Ferguson in 3rd position.  Due to lack of wind no 2nd race was sailed.

               Six boats entered the first race on Friday evening with much improved conditions and wind.  James Curley led the fleet at the end of the first round followed by the Solos of Jim Galloway and Andrew Porteous, then the Streaker of Audrey Robertson.  A couple of minutes behind them were the Lasers of Ian Noble and Jacob McCauley.  James retained his lead throughout the four rounds taking the line ahead of Jim who was just one second ahead of Andrew who took 3rd position.

               Six boats took to the water for the 2nd race of the evening in similar conditions.  This time it was Jim helming his Solo who got ahead of James followed by Ian with Andrew very close to his stern at the end of the first round with Audrey to the rear.  James managed to pull ahead of Jim during the second round and Andrew got ahead of Ian.  Once again it was James who took the line at the end of the 3rd round followed by Andrew with Jim in 3rd position.

               Sunday saw an early start for the Heathens race.  Six boats took to the water in fine weather with a westerly wind and the pleasure boat, the Badger came past twice during the race which gave their occupants more action to appreciate during their trip.  Jim Galloway was leading at the end of the first round ahead of Euan Macdonald’s RS Aero followed by James who was helming Eric Taylor’s Phantom.  Next in line was the Streaker of Peter Bevan followed by Andrew with Leonie Poor in her Mirror to the rear.   James managed to pull ahead of Euan during the 2nd round while Jim dropped back into 3rd position.  James was still holding his lead by the end of the 3rd round and was first to cross the finish line ahead of Peter Bevan with Jim in 3rd position.

Results after Handicap:-

Thur. 2/8/18:- Race 1 – 1st Laser (J.Curley) 2nd Laser (I.Noble) 3rd Woodpecker (J.Galloway)

Fri. 3/8/18:- Race 1 – 1st Laser (J.Curley) 2nd Solo (J.Galloway) 3rd Whooper (A.Porteous)

Race 2 – 1st Whooper (A.Porteous) 2nd Woodpecker (J.Galloway) 3rd Laser (J.Curley)

Sun. 5/8/18 : Heathen Race – 1st Marsh Daisy (P.Bevan) 2nd Woodpecker (J.Galloway) 3rd Whooper (A.Porteous)

 

               

Friendship Trophy

posted 29 Jul 2018, 02:06 by Perth Sailing Club   [ updated 6 Aug 2018, 12:06 ]

               The Friendship series of races is for a trophy donated to Perth Sailing Club by the Royal Tay Corinthian Boat Club based in Dundee who make an annual voyage to Perth during the summer months.

               Seven boats entered the first of four races making up the short series for the Friendship Trophy.  Weather conditions were fair with westerly force 4, gusting 5-6.  With Jack being the only boat clear at the start and the top mark having drifted from its mooring the race was abandoned.  Following adjustments and due to frisky conditions the course was shortened to two laps and the race restarted with all boats being clear at the start line.  Jack Douglas helming a Laser was leading at the end of the first lap followed closely by Peter Bevan with Ivan Kossko in 3rd position, the Firefly of Andrew Porteous only a second behind. Next came the slower Miracle helmed by Doug Ogilvie with James Curley in a Laser to the rear. Both James and Jack experienced a capsize which resulted in lost time and position.  First over the line at the end of the 2nd and final round was Peter followed by Jack with Andrew in 3rd position.

               Eight boats took part in the 2nd race of the evening, Chris Watson joining the fleet helming his Laser.  There were two capsizes before the race started – Peter Bevan and Ivan, but both back in situ for the start.  Jack was leading ahead of Chris at the end of the first lap followed by Andrew then Jacob helming a Club Quest, crewed by Munro.  Next came the Laser of Ivan, the Miracle helmed by Doug with James Curley to the rear.  Positions remained the same for the 2nd lap.  First over the line following the 3rd and final lap was Jack followed by Chris with Andrew in 3rd position.

               Seven boats entered the penultimate race on Sunday evening with a very light wind.  The fleet was recalled at the start as everyone bar one boat had drifted over the line due to the strong incoming tide.  The course was shortened to one round of two marks due to lack of wind with the boats being pulled upriver to the bridge with the strong incoming tide.  First to gain the finish line was Hunter Williamson helming his Solo followed by the two Lasers of James Curley and Bob Watson.

               The 4th and final race of the series had to be cancelled due to no wind.

Results after Handicap:-

Sat. 14/7/18 – Race 1: 1st Marsh Daisy (P.Bevan) 2nd Laser (J.Douglas) 3rd Laser Radial (I.Kosko)

                           Race 2: 1st Laser (J.Douglas) 2nd Blue Meanie (C.Watson) 3rd Whooper (A.Porteous)

Sun.15/7/18 – Race 1: 1st Whoof (H.Williamson) 2nd Laser (J.Curley) 3rd Blue Meanie (B.Watson)

Overall Winner of Friendship Trophy – Laser (Ivan Kossko) Runner up – Andrew Porteous

                

 

               

ACH & PC Solutions Series

posted 29 Jul 2018, 02:06 by Perth Sailing Club

               Wednesday the 18th saw the recommencement of the ACH midweek racing down at Lairwell.  Six boats took to the water in fine, sunny weather with a light SW wind.  The wind allowed for a good first race of three laps round a 4 mark course.  The finishing order saw Jack Douglas showing the way using Eric Taylor’s Phantom, closely followed by Hunter Williamson’s Solo and recent trainee James Curley’s Laser.  John Ferguson, almost recovered now from injury and the Gauld family in two Club boats completed the turnout, Joe in a Club Feva excelling over father and sister in a Quest.  First over the line was Jack followed by Hunter with James in 3rd position.

               The same six boats took to the water for the 2nd race of the evening over a slightly shortened course with Molly helming the Quest crewed by Munro.  There was a reasonable wind for the first two rounds, but it all but vanished during the 3rd, it being now later evening and consequently the three slower boats were unable to finish and were offered tows.  First over the line was Jack followed by Hunter with James in 3rd position.

               Six boats turned out for Thursday’s racing in sunny conditions with a SW force 2 breeze and all made a clean start sailing 3 laps of a figure of eight course.  James and John were first to the windward mark, sailing down the south bank followed by Andrew.  Hunter led by the 3rd mark, then James, John and Andrew with Vicki and Ivan some way back.  Hunter led on the 2nd beat and while on the run John gained by sailing further into the river where the wind was stronger.  Hunter was still in front followed by Andrew with James and John close behind.  Hunter, keeping to the south bank was still leading in the final round while John again sailed out into mid-river.  Hunter was first to cross the line followed by John with Andrew in 3rd position.

               Five boats took part in the 2nd race of the evening with the light wind holding, but now a bit overcast.  John Ferguson took an early lead – on the downward leg he again chose a mid-river course as the tide had lessened and he was followed by James.  During the 2nd round John stretched his lead over James with Hunter and Andrew battling for 3rd place and Ivan bringing up the rear.  The order remained unchanged until John touched Mark C whilst jibing.  James was first over the line followed by Hunter with John in 3rd position.

               The first of the short series of races sponsored by PC Solutions of Perth was sailed on Saturday morning.  Four boats took to the water in cloudy but warm and dry conditions with a light westerly force 1-2 which increased to 2-3 during race.  It was a clean start Hunter leading followed by Robin MacArthur crewed by Vicky Wright, then Jacob McCauley helming a Laser.  Unfortunately Hunter having been first to mark then went the wrong way allowing Robin and Andrew get ahead.  Approaching the 2nd mark Hunter and Andrew caught up with Robin while Jacob was trailing and then Andrew headed for the 4th mark missing the 3rd allowing Hunter to lead followed by Robin.  Hunter managed to extend his lead during the 2nd round followed by Andrew and Robin close together while Jacob stayed in the middle and made up distance catching Andrew at the 2nd mark.  By the 3rd and final round Hunter had extended his lead as the wind freshened with Robin and Vicky pulled away from Andrew and Jacob.  First over the line was Hunter followed by James with Andrew in 3rd position.

               The same four boats entered the 2nd race of the day with a clean start.  Positions were swapping on way to first mark as wind was variable and gusting.  First to mark was Hunter followed by Andrew while Robin and Vicky stalled at the mark allowing Jacob to catch up.  With all boats favouring the north shore Hunter extended his lead at 2nd mark followed by Andrew with Jacob and Robin neck and neck, spreading out as they left the fourth mark.  By the 2nd lap Hunter had extended his lead, followed by Andrew then Robin, Jacob falling behind.  Andrew tried his luck mid-river on way to the 2nd mark and closed in on Robin.  All positions remained the same during the 3rd round.  As the wind conditions remained good the Officer of the Day allowed a fourth lap to be sailed and first over the line was Hunter followed by Andrew with Robin and Vicky in 3rd position.

Results after Handicap:-

Wed 18/7/18 : Race 1-1st Whoof (H.Williamson) 2nd Phantom (J.Douglas) 3rd Laser (J.Curley)

                            Race 2-1st Phantom (J.Douglas) 2nd Whoof (H.Williamson) 3rd Laser (J.Curley)

Thu 19/7/18:    Race 1-1st Whoof (H.Williamson) 2nd Bare Away (J.Ferguson) 3rd Whooper (A.Porteous)

                            Race 2-1st Whoof (H.Williamson 2nd Whooper (A.Porteous) 3rd Bare Away (J.Ferguson)

Sat 21/7/18:    Race 1-1st Whoof (H.Williamson) 2nd Whooper (A.Porteous) 3rd Laser (J.McCauley)

                            Race 2-1st Whoof (H.Williamson) 2nd Whooper (A.Porteous) 3rd Laser (J.McCauley)         

General Sailing & Points race reports

posted 3 Jul 2018, 14:45 by Perth Sailing Club


               The last day of June saw a very large turnout of members to take part in the General Sailing. At least thirteen dinghies ventured out in the blustery conditions. The rescue boats were fully crewed with a few extra hands on board, which was just as well as there were a few capsizes during the evening.  All enjoyed the experience.

               On Sunday 1st July the point series continued. The good weather continued from the previous day and the easterly wind proved challenging. Eleven boats took part in the first race with a couple of other boats just following on. It was Bob Watson (Laser) who got away to a good start followed by Andrew Porteous and Kieran Folly Hall in the Albacore followed by Euan MacDonald in his Aero 7, with Peter Bevan only a second behind. Eric Taylor had gear failure on lap on one and retired.  At the back of the fleet there was close racing between Cadet Ivan Kossko (Laser 4.7) and Munro & Molly Gauld (RS Quest). Jason Curley was having a good race in the club Laser and was really getting the hang of capsize recovery after the fourth time of getting wet.  Bob also capsized during lap two after dropping the tiller and lost a bit of ground to Andrew allowing the Albacore to take the lead. During the race the Rescue boats crewed by Alan Jones /Jane Boyden and Pheobe and Anna were kept busy escorting Badger through the fleet and looking after capsized boats. On the final lap it was Andrew & Kieran who crossed the line first followed by Bob and then Euan.

               Twelve boats now enter for race two, Jacob McCauley and Jason Curley decide to swap boats for this race with Jacob in the Laser and Jason sailing the RS Quest single handed.  Cadets Joe Gauld and Orrie took the other RS Quest. Bob Watson was first to the windward mark but was soon overtaken by Eric Taylor in his Phantom and continually pulled ahead away from the rest of the fleet.  Peter Bevan (Streaker) also had good start and was in third place behind Andrew & Kieran (Albacore) .  Bob capsized again during lap two but soon recovered.   With the tide now changing the fleet was spreadout with the leaders now some twelve minutes ahead of those at the back of the race.  Eric was first over the line followed by Andrew & Kieran (Albacore) with Peter Bevan (Streaker) only two seconds after. After all the boats were put away, we were delighted to be visited by an Osprey which swooped down into the river and collected a fish. It was a fitted end to a superb days sailing.

               Five boats took to the water for the continuing ACH midweek racing on Monday evening in bright sunshine with an easterly force 3/4 wind which veered SE during the final lap.  Fleet got off to a clear start, Bob leading followed by Sandy crewed by Kieran, then Alan Jones helming a Club Quest with Euan’s Aero and James Curley in a Laser to the rear.  There was much battling for position between Bob, Sandy, Alan and James with frequent changes during the 1st round. By the 2nd round Sandy was leading, Bob tacking up the north shore, but no advantage gained by this manoeuvre.  James had managed to extend his lead over Allan while Euan was making good progress through the fleet with Bob gradually losing ground.  Unfortunately James missed the C mark.  By the 3rd round Sandy had managed to extend his lead while James had lost a few places by rectifying his earlier mistake.  Unfortunately Allan’s tiller extension came off and Sandy was first over the line followed by Bob with Euan in 3rd position. 

               Six boats entered the 2nd race of the evening, Peter Bevan helming a Club Feva.  Bob took to the lead followed by Sandy, but Euan caught up and overtook both before the first mark.  Peter making full use of the 3 sails of the Feva while Euan extended his lead with the Albacore of Sandy and the Laser of Bob tussled for position.  James doing well, but Peter missed C mark while Euan extended his lead by the 2nd round, but lost some ground by staying close to the north shore.  Bob and Sandy still neck and neck between marks each taking a turn of getting ahead of the other.  James unfortunately losing ground on the lead boats,but going well.  First over the line was Euan followed by Bob with Sandy in 3rd position.

Results after Handicap:

SUN 1st   Race1: 1st B.Watson (Blue Meanie) 2nd  P.Bevan (Marsh Daisy) 3rd A.Porteous/K.Foley-Hall(Kelpie)

               Race 2: 1st P.Bevan (Marsh Daisy) 2nd B.Watson (BlueMeanie) 3rd E.Taylor (Phantom)

MON 2nd Race 1: 1st Blue Meanie (B.Watson) 2nd Dash (S.Rodger/K.Foley-Hall) 3rd RS Aero (E.Macdonald)

                 Race 2: 1st Blue Meanie (B.Watson) 2nd RS Aero (E.Macdonald) 3rd Dash(S.Rodger/K.Foley-Hall)

                

  

 

 

               

Points, ACH & Regatta

posted 25 Jun 2018, 14:03 by Perth Sailing Club

               Five boats took to the water for the continuation of the long Points Series. Conditions were overcast with intermittent showers with a light south westerly, but gusting.  Sandy helming his Albacore single handed was leading at the end of the first round of a triangular course followed by the Firefly of Andrew Porteous, then Alan Jones in his Solo and the RS Aero of Euan Macdonald.  To the rear in the Club’s RS Quest was James Curley crewed by Vicki Wright.  Sandy was still leading at the end of the 2nd round, well ahead of Andrew and retained the lead to cross the line first followed by Alan Jones with Andrew in 3rd position.

               Six boats entered for the 2nd race of the evening, wind very light, Sandy being joined by his daughter Jennifer as crew .Again they took the lead followed by Euan then Alan with Andrew crewed by Kieran Foley-Hall in 4th position. To the rear were Vicki in her Euro and James Curley helming the RS Quest.  Vicki retired before the end of the 2nd round as did James in the RS Quest. It was Sandy & Jennifer (Albacore) over the line first with Euan (RS Aero 7) with Andrew and Kieran (Albacore)  and Alan Jones (Solo) finishing on average lap time.

               On Tuesday evening  in the very light conditions four boats took part in the ongoing ACH series. The course was shortened to a single lap and it was Andrew Porteous in his Solo was first over the line with James Curley in the Club Laser second with Alan Jones sailing the RS Quest singled handed third and Ian Noble (Laser) retired

               Perth Sailing Clubs Annual Regatta was sailed over the weekend of the 23rd & 24th June. Race 1 is a Pennant race for the RNLI and a total of nine boats entered. Conditions were glorious for both sailors and spectators alike. It was a westerly gusting ten knots or so. It was very close racing at the start with all boats reaching the windward mark at the same time made for an interesting spectacle. Sandy Rodger with Kieran as crew edged ahead of Ian Noble (laser) with a gaggle of boats behind. Lap two saw Ian Nobel (Laser)  pull ahead of Andrew Porteous (Solo) and Robin Mc Arthur and Gillie Amatt (Albacore). At the back of the fleet cadets  Anna Woodhead and Olivia Elliot were making good progress in the RS Feva and Vicky Wright (Europe) was sailing well too. Jim Galloway (Solo) and Peter Bevan (Streaker) were having a close race throughout. Over the line at the completion of the final lap was Ian Noble first , Peter Bevan second and Andrew Porteous third.

                The second race of the day which is the first of the Regatta races the number of competitors increased to ten boats with Sam Gleave joining the race in a club laser. The wind was still holding at ten knots and all boats got away to a clean start in an even spread over the middle of the river. Robin McArthur and Gillie Amatt (Albacore) led by Sandy and Kieran (Albacore) . Robin/Gillie was first over the line at lap one followed by Sandy/Kieran and then Peter Bevan (Streaker). Robin/Gillie continued to increase their lead and were first over the line on the final lap followed by Sandy/Kieran and Peter Bevan third.

               The Regatta BBQ was held after racing and was extremely well attended by the club members, friends and family. It was organised by Eric Taylor and was greatly appreciated by all. Many thanks to those, who brought a further selection of salads and puddings for the evening.  

               Race two of the Regatta had nine boats competing in the continuing good weather and an increasing wind from the previous day. It was a hectic start with all boats, except Sandy and Eric in the Albacore, making a clean start. Some misjudged the lay line at the windward mark allowing those on Starboard to take advantage and some places were lost in the ensuing debacle.  At the front of the fleet there was close racing between Andrew Porteous crewed with Gillie Amatt & cadet Kyle Fraser in the Albacore and Bob Watson (Laser) . Vicky Wright was sailing very well in the strong conditions keeping ahead of Sam Gleave who, after four capsizes was really getting the hang of capsize recovery.  Peter Bevan was catching up on Bob and Andrew but suffered gear failure during lap two and had to retire. There was further excitement at the leeward gybe mark when Bob Watson trying to cut past on the inside of Andrew /Gillie & Kyle over did it and also capsized. He quickly recovered and took up the chase again. Jim Galloway (Solo) was having a good race and was making steady progress through the fleet.  Leonie Poor sailing her Mirror was making good progress. New trainee Jacob decided to sail the RS quest on his own and was copping well with the conditions. At the line on the third lap it was the Albacore of Andrew/Gillie/Kyle followed by Bob Watson (Laser) and Jim Galloway (Solo).

               The fourth & final race of the race of the regatta was conducted after the tour boat Badger has sailed past. The same nine boats took part with all away to a clean start this time. Sandy & Eric led through lap one. Peter Bevan who had effected repairs to his boat during the interval was in second place followed by Jim Galloway (Solo). Sam Gleave was having a better race and didn’t capsize this time. However trainee Jacob did but did a quick recovery in the RS Quest. On lap two the leading positions remain the same, on the final lap Peter Bevan held on to his lead with Bob Watson (Laser) working his way from fifth place to second just ahead by two seconds from Sandy & Eric (Laser).

Results after Handicap:

SUN 17th  Race1: 1st A.Jones (Solo) 2nd  S.Rodger(Dash) 3rd E.Macdonald (RS Aero 7)

                 Race 2: 1st S.Rodger/J.Casebow (Dash) 2nd   E.Macdonald (RS Aero 7) 3rd A.Jones (Solo)

TUES 19th Race 1: 1st A.Porteous (Whooper) 2nd J.Curley (Laser) 3rd A.Jones (RS Quest)

SAT 23rd Regatta RNLI Pennant 1st  P.Bevan (Marsh Daisy) 2nd Ian Noble (Laser) 3rd A.Porteous (Whooper)

                Regatta Race 1: 1st  P.Bevan (Marsh Daisy) 2nd A.Porteous (Whooper)    3rd R.McArthur/G.Amatt (Cordon Bleau)

SUN 24th Regatta Race 2: J.Galloway (Woodpecker) 2nd B.Watson (Blue Meanie) 3rd V.Wright (Patch 3)

                Regatta Race 3: 1st P.Bevan (March Daisy) 2nd J.Galloway (Woodpecker) 3rd B.Watson (Blue Meanie)

Perth Sailing Club Regatta RNLI Pennant Winner Peter Bevan (Marsh Daisy)

Overall Regatta Winner Peter Bevan (Marsh Daisy)   2nd Sandy Rodger(Dash)   3rd Vicky Wright (Patch 3) 

Summer Points Series at Perth Sailing Club - Week 1

posted 16 Jun 2018, 04:27 by Perth Sailing Club

  
Sunday the 3rd of June saw the start of the long summer Points Series. Eight boats took to the water to complete three rounds of a triangular course Eric Taylor performing well leading the fleet by the end of the first round followed by the Albacore of Andrew Porteous crewed by RYA trainee James Curley. Next came the Solo of Jim Galloway followed by the Streaker of John Ferguson with Euan Macdonald close to his stern. Bruce Renfrew crewed by daughter Katherine helmed a Laser 2000 then Peter Bevan in his Streaker and Angus helming a club Feva to the rear.

Positions remained much the same for the second round and first to cross the line at the end of three rounds was Eric followed by Jim with Andrew and James in third position.

Only six boats entered the second race of the evening, Eric Taylor once again leading closely followed by Andrew and James with Jim close to their stern. Next came Euan in his RS Aero then the Streaker of John with Peter in a Club Feva to the rear. Jim managed to pull ahead of Eric to lead at end of second round followed by Andrew and James, but lost the lead to Eric in final round, Eric crossing the line ahead of Jim with Andrew and James in third position.

Six boats took to the water for the first race of the weekday ACH Series. John Ferguson helming his Albacore crewed by Kieron led at the end of the first round followed by the RS Aero of Euan with Eric's Cormorant in third position then came the two Streakers of Peter and Audrey with Leonie Poor struggling in the slower Mirror to the rear. John and Kieron still led at end of second round with Euan and Eric fighting for second place. First over the line at the end of the three rounds was John and Kieron followed by Euan with Eric in third position.

Only four boats entered the final race of the day as wind had dropped and light was fading. John and Kieron once again led the fleet followed by Peter with Euan hot on his heels, with Leonie in the slower Mirror to the rear. Only two rounds were sailed, John and Kieron crossing the line ahead of Peter with Euan in third position.

Sunday Race 1: 

1st Woodpecker (J.Galloway)
2nd Cormorant (E.Taylor) 
3rd Kelpie (A.Porteous.J.Curley)

Sunday Race 2: 

1st Bare Away (J.Ferguson) 
2nd Feva (P.Bevan) 
3rd Cormorant (E.Taylor)

Monday Race 1: 

1st Marsh Daisy (P.Bevan) 
2nd RS Aero (E.Macdonald) 
3rd Mirage (J.Ferguson/Kieron)

Monday Race 2: 

1st Marsh Daisy (P.Bevan) 
2nd Mirage (J.Ferguson/Kieron) 
3rd RS Aero (E.Macdonald)

Race Report - Points & ACH Series

posted 16 Jun 2018, 04:22 by Perth Sailing Club

Four boats took to the water on Tuesday evening down at Lairwell – racing on a lovely sunny evening with a gentle E/SE force 2/3 breeze.  The race officer of the day experimented using a start line skewed from the normal with an ODM which was not entirely successful, but a useful exercise.  Jim Galloway helming his Solo took an early lead of a triangular course followed by the Streaker of John Ferguson then the RS Aero of Euan Macdonald.  Neil Hughes helming a Mirror experienced gearing problems and was sadly unable to complete even the first round and retired.   Euan managed to pull ahead of Jim and John during the second round, but Euan pulled ahead again to cross the finish line ahead of John with Jim in 3rd position.
Three boats entered for the second race of the day, Euan taking an early lead ahead of Jim and John, the position remaining unchanged throughout the three rounds.  First over the line was Euan followed by Jim with John in 3rd position.
Saturday saw resumption of the RYA Training course overseen by Club Principal Rick Raeburn followed by the assessment and presentation of Certificates on Sunday. Commodore Bob Watson presented Youth training certificates to Jaden Latham-Buchanan, Jamie Esdale, Orry Graham and Angus Burrows and the adults awarded RYA Level Two Certificates to Karolina Ratajczak, Kiera Stewart, Felicity Graham, James Curley and Jacob McCauley.  This was followed by a barbeque attended by their friends and family and many members of the Club.  Grateful thanks must go to the Club’s RYA instructors, the safety boat teams, Eric Taylor for keeping the Club ship-shape for the duration of the course and for organising the BBQ and all who provided such a fantastic array of food that was enjoyed by all in the sunshine.  Thanks also to the staff at Strathearn Community Campus in Crieff for the use of their pool for the trainees capsize drill which was greatly appreciated. 
Results after Handicap:-
Tues. 5/6/18:-
Race 1: 1st Bare Away (J.Ferguson) 2nd Woodpecker (J.Galloway) 3rd RS Aero (E.Macdonald)
Race 2: 1st Woodpecker (J.Galloway) 2nd RS Aero (E.Macdonald) 3rd Bare Away (J.Ferguson)



Points & ACH Series

posted 6 Jun 2018, 23:50 by Perth Sailing Club   [ updated 6 Jun 2018, 23:51 ]

               Sunday the 3rd of June saw the start of the long summer Points Series.  Eight boats took to the water to complete three rounds of a triangular course Eric Taylor performing well leading the fleet by the end of the first round followed by the Albacore of Andrew Porteous crewed by RYA trainee James Curley.  Next came the Solo of Jim Galloway followed by the Streaker of John Ferguson with Euan Macdonald close to his stern.  Bruce Renfrew  crewed by daughter Katherine helmed a Laser 2000 then Peter Bevan in his Streaker and Angus helming a Club Feva to the rear. Positions remained much the same for the second round and first to cross the line at the end of three rounds was Eric followed by Jim with Andrew and James in 3rd position.

               Only six boats entered the 2nd race of the evening, Eric Taylor once again leading closely followed by Andrew and James with Jim close to their stern.  Next came Euan in his RS Aero then the Streaker of John with Peter in a Club Feva to the rear. Jim managed to pull ahead of Eric to lead at end of 2nd round followed by Andrew and James, but lost the lead to Eric in final round, Eric crossing the line ahead of Jim with Andrew and James in 3rd position.

               Six boats took to the water for the first race of the weekday ACH Series.  John Ferguson helming his Albacore crewed by Kieron led at the end of the first round followed by the RS Aero of Euan with Eric’s Cormorant in 3rd position then came the two Streakers of Peter and  Audrey  with Leonie Poor struggling in the slower Mirror to the rear.  John and Kieron still led at end of 2nd round with Euan and Eric fighting for 2nd place.  First over the line at the end of the three rounds was John and Kieron followed by Euan with Eric in 3rd position.

               Only four boats entered the final race of the day as wind had dropped and light was fading.  John and Kieron once again led the fleet followed by Peter with Euan hot on his heels, with Leonie in the slower Mirror to the rear.  Only two rounds were sailed, John and Kieron crossing the line ahead of Peter with Euan in 3rd position.

 

Results after Handicap:-

Sun. 3/6/18:-

Race 1: 1st Woodpecker (J.Galloway) 2nd Cormorant (E.Taylor) 3rd Kelpie (A.Porteous.J.Curley)

Race 2: 1st Bare Away (J.Ferguson) 2nd Feva (P.Bevan) 3rd Cormorant (E.Taylor)

Mon. 4/6/18 :-

Race 1: 1st Marsh Daisy (P.Bevan) 2nd RS Aero (E.Macdonald) 3rd Mirage (J.Ferguson/Kieron)

Race 2: 1st Marsh Daisy (P.Bevan) 2nd Mirage (J.Ferguson/Kieron) 3rd RS Aero (E.Macdonald)

              

 

 

 

               

Spring Series & Grouse Series

posted 19 May 2018, 01:17 by Perth Sailing Club

               Six boats entered the first race of the short Grouse Series, a series consisting of four races.  Weather conditions were fine with a south westerly wind.  Euan Macdonald helming his RS Aero 7 got off to a good start on starboard tack, but the rest of the fleet elected to start on the more favourable port tack straight to the first mark, leaving Euan in 4th position to the second mark.  The two Albacores of John Ferguson crewed by Kiernan Foley-Hall and Robin MacArthur crewed by Gilly Amatt were next, closely followed by Jack Douglas helming Andrew Porteous’s Solo with Bill Inches in his Firefly and Vicki Wright in her Europe bringing up the rear.  John Ferguson and Kieran were well in the lead on the downward leg, managing to extend this during the second round of the race followed by Jack with Robin and Gilly in 3rd place.  These positions remained the same, the race being shortened to 3 laps due to lessening breeze and in deference to the slower boats in the stretched out fleet.  First over the line was John and Kiernan followed by followed by Robin and Gill with Jack in 3rd position.

               Five boats took to the water for the 2nd race of the day.  Unfortunately, Jack was tight up against the bank at the start and overshot the line so had to go back and restart allowing John to emerge from the fleet in the lead to first mark followed by Jack, then Robin and Gilly.  A couple of kayaks came down the bank making for a little confusion to the first mark, but Jack recovered well to pull into the lead.  At the downwind marks the wind died away to almost nothing and a long, slow battle ensued to get back up against the ebbing tide.  Robin took the line ahead ahead of Jack, followed by John some minutes later, the race being shortened to one round.

               The penultimate race of the series saw six boats on the water on a fine day with a breezy south westerly wind though it did ease off somewhat during the race.  Jack led all the way with Andrew Porteous close on his stern while Peter Bevan in his Streaker fought it out with Euan’s RS Aero behind them followed by Vicky with Leonie in her Mirror to the rear. Four rounds were completed with Jack crossing the line ahead of Andrew with Euan in 3rd position.

               The final race saw the same five boats take to the water.  The breeze had eased off somewhat so the race was shortened to two rounds with Peter leading slightly ahead of Euan during the first round with a slight gap, then Jack followed by Andrew with Leonie to the rear struggling in the Mirror in the diminishing wind.  First over the line was Peter followed by Euan with Jack in 3rd position.

Results following Handicap:-

Sat. 5/5/18

Race 1: 1st Mirage (J.Ferguson/Kieran Foley-Hall) 2nd Whooper (J.Douglas) 3rd RS Aero 7 (E.Macdonald)

Race 2:1st Cordon-Bleu (R.MacArthur/G.Amatt) 2nd Whooper (J.Douglas) 3rd Mirage (J.Ferguson/K.Foley-Hall)

Sun. 6/5/18

Race 1: 1st Whooper (A.Porteous) 2nd Laser (J.Douglas) 3rd Marsh Daisy (P.Bevan)

Race 2: 1st Marsh Daisy (P.Bevan) 2nd Laser (J.Douglas) 3rd RS Aero7 (E.Macdonald)

 

Overall Winner of Grouse Series – Jack Douglas

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