Race Reports – Points Races & Towback

posted 16 Aug 2016, 00:16 by Perth Sailing Club   [ updated 16 Aug 2016, 13:53 ]
On Saturday two Points races were held in place of the Commodore’s Fun Race and BBQ which have been postponed until the 3rd September. Eight boats took part in race one. All boats got away to clean start with the two Mirrors helmed by Neil Hughes and Amanda having difficulty in getting way from the line. Jack Douglas in his Streaker Flat Oot rounded the top mark first with Colin Fullerton and Andrew Porteous following closely behind. The positions remained the same with Jack crossing the line in first place. Race two saw a better start by all the boats. Different tactics were employed by the leaders, Euan Macdonald in his Bahia opting for the south shore, whilst the remainder held to the middle of the river. There was close racing at the back of the fleet with the two Mirror dinghies between Neil & Amanda. Jack and Euan in the Bahia were having close race as were Colin and Andrew both in Solos. Vicky Wright was sailing well in the conditions and finished a creditable fifth in both races. A gust caught out the two Solos as they approached the line and both Hunter and Colin capsized allowing Euan to cross the line in second place after Jack’s second win of the day.

The second of Perth Sailing Club’s downriver races for 2016, the Towback was held on Sunday. Eight boats took part in the light conditions. After one sailing the leading four boats were well ahead of the rest of the fleet. Only a minute separated all these boats at the finish.  First across the line was Hunter Williamson in his Solo and ten seconds later Andrew Porteous and his daughter Gillie finished in second place. Third across the line was John Ferguson in his Streaker Bare Away and two seconds later it was Sandy Rodger and daughter Jennifer in their Albacore Dash. The fourth place boat was Jack Douglas in his Streaker Flat Oot only a second behind the Albacore.  Thanks to Race Officer Bill Inches and Safety Officers Eric Taylor and Fergus MacMillan who were on hand to tow all eight boats back up river to Perth with the Rescue Boats.

Results after Handicap:-

Sat. 13th August

Race 1: 1st Flat Oot (J.Douglas) 2rd Solo (C.Fullerton) 3rd Whooper (A.Porteous)

Race 2: 1st Flat Oot (J.Douglas) 2nd Whooper (A. Porteous) 3rd Needless Extravagance (E. MacDonald)

Sun 14th August

Towback: 1st Whoof (H.Williamson) 2nd Bare Away (J. Ferguson) 3rd Flat Oot (J.Douglas)