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Sailing Captain Report: Winter Series Racing July 28th, 2019

posted Aug 12, 2019, 7:52 PM by Admin hycnz

Hi all, 

Four Keelers and five Dinghies got out on the water on Sunday in a near perfect breeze; it was a great day on the water. Below is a quick report from Trev H and I on both sets of racing; thanks Trev for your input.

Trev Higgins Keeler Race Report

Fine weather, a good breeze and smooth seas thanks to wind and tide going the same way greeted the 4 boats racing. On the start line were Eye Spy, Escape, Firsty and after some drama with their house batteries Slipknot. 
A long upwind up tide beat to Bayswater was first up and the four boats had closed up markedly by then. Downwind Firsty was handicapped being only 2 up and not able to fly a kite giving breathing space to Escape out front and letting Slipknot back past them.  Trouble with the drop at Meola saw Slipknot drop back to 4th and positions didn’t change on the next two legs to Chelsea and then the finish.

Results: Race 8 Best Start: Slipknot
1. Escape
2. Firsty
3. Eyespy
4. Slipknot

Overall Series Results
1. Firsty
2. Slipknot
3. Escape
4. Eye Spy

Sean Munro’s Dinghy Racing Report

Like the Keelers, the Dinghies had a great day on the water. Although the numbers were low compared to previous races, the sailors who raced had a great time in the perfect breeze.

Two races were completed, sailing a Windward/Leeward course, and we ran the racing from the Safety Boats. It was excellent to see Tamas out racing and enjoying the winter water temp after a spectacular capsize to demonstrate to the Juniors on how to recover! He had a great tussle with Ollie in the Starling in both races. Cohen, Kaleem and Barnabus had some excellent racing, with Cohen sailing really well to win both races in the Firebugs.
  
Thank you, Phoebe and Altus, for helping on the Safety boats and with the race starts/finishes.

Ollie (Starlings) and Cohen (Firebugs) are the current Dinghy Winter Series leaders. It will be nice to see a few more Dinghies on the water for the next race day. 
Again, thanks to all for a great days racing and thanks to the House committee for putting on the BBQ. 

The next Keeler race is scheduled for Sunday 11th August 2019, 1300hrs MF Local Race.

The next Dingy race day is scheduled for Sunday 11th August at 1400hrs. Sheds open at 1245hrs. We will look to have 2 races.

Happy racing

Regards

Sean Munro
HYC Sailing Captain 

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