Race Reports – Conclusion of Points Series

posted 24 Oct 2018, 12:24 by Perth Sailing Club   [ updated 24 Oct 2018, 12:28 ]

               The last two races of the 2018 racing season were held on Saturday at Perth Sailing Club. It was a blustery force five at the outset of the first race, so much so that Audrey didn’t manage get into her boat before it took off across the Tay with Audrey clinging on circus style until she leapt into the boat mid river.  She was joined in the race by three other boats. At the start it was Sandy Roger crewed by daughter Jennifer in the Albacore Dash that took the lead followed by Audrey Robertson in her Streaker. James Curley was close behind in the Club laser. Jacob Macaulay had a technical issue in the other Laser but made up during the first lap. It was a long first lap to Willowgate Island and all boats were out of sight from the Race box. Sandy and Jennifer in the Albacore had established a good lead by the time the fleet came back into view followed by the two lasers of James and Jacob and Audrey in her Streaker. James was pointing well on lap two and pulled ahead of Jacob. Audrey had difficulty rounding the windward mark of the second leg and it was Sandy and Jennifer that crossed the line first some 3 minutes ahead of James in the Laser.

               New members Mark and Rachel braved the gusty conditions to sail their newly acquired Twinkle 10 and despite Mark having not sailed for a few years they both managed the conditions remarkably well.

               Sandy and Jennifer in the Albacore made a good start in the second race of the day as did Audrey in her Streaker but she had to give way to the Albacore as she was on port. James moved into second place but Jacob having an entanglement issue in the laser had dropped behind. Sandy and Jennifer had a steady lead over James but he was trying hard in the shifty conditions and was rewarded by a win on handicap. Jacob and Audrey were bringing up the rear against the falling tide and so bringing to an end the 2018 racing season.

               Peter Bevan was officer of the day ably assisted by the safety boat crew of Gillie Amatt, Keiran Foley-Hall and Roger Humphrey. On Sunday there was a good turnout of boats for one of the last General Sailing days. The Commodore wishes to thank all the members who took part in this seasons racing whether as competitors, leisure sailors, those that covered sailing duties and training duties, with special thanks to the new members recruited following the RYA training course and all the folk that made the 2018 social functions such a success.

               Members and friends are reminded of the Club’s Bonfire night evening on Saturday 3rd of November to which all friends and family are welcome.              

Results after Handicap:-

Sat. 20/10/18:-

Race 1: 1st Dash (S.Rodger/J.Casebow) 2nd Laser (J.Curley) 3rd Laser (J.Macaulay)

Race 2: 1st Laser(J.Curley) 2nd Dash (S.Rodger/J.Casebow) 3rd Laser (J.Macaulay)