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HYC Junior Sailing report - Sunday 24th March 2019

posted Apr 1, 2019, 7:42 PM by Admin hycnz

The Dingy sailing team rescheduled their race day on the 10th March to the 24th March, and we could not have picked a better day.

Initially it looked like we would have no wind, however we got on the water at 1015 am and timed this nicely with a wind change into the Northeast at about 5-10 knots. We did all our starts on the water in the Safety boats and were able to get in 2 races. Based on the banter and smiles a lot of fun was had by all that raced.

There was a total of 8 boats on the water including our Sailing coach Tamas and his son in their RS Feva.  Kieran (Starling) sailed well to place 1st on line in both races but had a good tussle with Tamas to achieve the 1st place in the second race. 

In the Firebugs, Barnabus sailed well placing 1st in both races. Of note both Barnabus and Cohen managed to beat some of the Starlings on line in the second race, through good starts and tactics. 

Sailor of the day when to George who gave it a go and raced for the first time. He put what he has learnt on Friday's into practice, and although he was DNF both races he managed to sail around the course 1x Race 1 (2 Laps) and 2x Race 2 (3 Laps). Well done George!

Pirate of the day went to Mackensie for calling starboard on Kieran during the start sequence with a grin, when she was knowingly on port. Kieran rightly held his course and there was no crash!
The best starts went to Kieran in race 1 and well done to Cohen in Race 2.

Race One  Start Time 10:30:00
Place Name Time
1 Kieran (S) 10:46:33
2 James (S) 10:49:19
3 Mackensie (S) 10:49:53
4 Barnabus (F) 10:52:00
5 David (F) 10:52:04
6 Cohen (F) 10:52:47
7 George (F) DNF
Race Two Start Time 11:05:00
Place Name Time
1 Kieran (S) 11:24:01
2 Tamas (RSF) 11:24:48
3 Barnabus (F) 11:26:08
4 Cohen (F) 11:28:22
5 Mackensie (S) 11:28:57
6 James (S) 11:29:10
7 David (F) 11:29:30
8 George (F) DNF

It would be great to see more sailors out on the water for racing on Sundays. George has set a great example, and it would be good to see more sailors giving racing a go. It is one of the best ways to learn. There will be racing on every second Sunday during winter and the program will be released shortly.

The next race is this weekend, Sunday 31st March first race starts at 3 pm. The sheds will be open early so please start getting the boats ready at 1.30pm so we can get on the water as soon as possible.

See you all Friday for the last training night of the Summer and on Sunday for racing. 
Sean Munro
HYC Sailing Captain