Race Report - Continuation of Points Series

posted 8 Oct 2018, 14:37 by Perth Sailing Club

               Saturday saw a session of general sailing taking place.  Weather conditions were sunny, warm and calm and Eric Taylor manning the safety boat took Club members through some exercises of capsize and recovery drill with Munro, Molly, Gillie and Jo to name a few taking part using two of the Club’s RS Quests. 

               Sunday saw a complete change in the weather - four boats braving the elements taking to the water with some trepidation for the first race of the day.  Weather conditions were cloudy, but dry with a strong westerly wind force 4-5 and gusting.  With a clean start to the race Jack (Laser) led to the first mark of a figure of eight course followed by Andrew Porteous (Solo) who was neck and neck with John Ferguson (Streaker) while Commodore Bob Watson (Laser) brought up the rear.  The places remained the same during the 2nd round with all helms managing to remain upright in very gusty conditions.  By the 3rd and final round John had pulled into the lead while Bob had managed to catch up and get ahead of Andrew.  First over the line was John followed by Jack with Bob in third position, with Jack managing to capsize after crossing the line!

               Only three boats entered the 2nd race of the day, a rather wet Jack deciding to decline the challenging conditions.  With an increase in wind speed with gusting accompanied by rain John and Andrew were again fighting it out for the lead followed by Bob who unfortunately capsized on the line at the end of the first round.  John managed to get ahead of Andrew during round 2, but Bob experiencing difficulty in trying to right his Laser wisely decided to retire.  With John now well ahead in the lead he crossed the line ahead of Andrew having completed the four rounds in just 27 minutes.

Results after Handicap:-

Sun. 7/10/18:-

Race 1: 1st Bare Away (J.Ferguson) 2nd Laser (J.Douglas) 3rd Whooper (A.Porteous)

Race 2: 1st Bare Away (J.Ferguson) 2nd Whooper (A.Porteous) 3rd Blue Meanie(B.Watson)