Tricky racing for 11 boats.
The BoM forecast was pretty spot on with light SE to SW zephyrs and some nice gusts to make life interesting. Many thanks to Wayne Coleman and Cameron Torpy for help setting the buoys. Cameron and father Mitch were down early to rig up the Secretary’s other A+ sail, unfortunately both of Cameron's boats had electrical problems. Commodore Kim Klaka finally sorted the problems out but not before quite a number of the races had been completed. A big thanks to Kim for coaching Cameron, I’m sure he learnt a lot….Cameron that is.
It was a good turnout with 10 seniors and 1 junior fronting up, and it was great to see Past Commodore Dave Bedford sailing after a long absence.
Now to the racing, it was decided to race two laps to start with but boats were still finishing 30 mins after the start, so it was decided to do a one-lap race for race 2. The Secretary with mind in neutral merrily sailed outside the finish line heading up for another circuit when he wondered why he had suddenly shot to the lead. Hence last place in race 2, doh !!
We only managed 6 races with 1 drop, Adam Viney again showed us all how it was done with a fine set of results with 3 wins and two 2nds to count for a total of 7 points. Well done Adam. In 2nd place with 10 points was Wayne Coleman with one win and three 2nds and a 3rd. In 3rd place also with a win was Kim Swarbrick with a nett 14 pts. Well done the place getters. Rod Popham in 4th place also had a fine win in race 3; full results below.
Our thanks also goes to Rod for providing the club with a “Buoy Boat” at a very cheap price. This boat will greatly help with setting the racing buoys in positions that we really want, and in a far more efficient way. Also a big thank you to Dave Bedford for bringing down the DF 95 Perpetual State Champions Trophy which was made by Rod a few years ago. Thank you Commodore Kim for doing the scoring, it’s a great help. There are always a lot of "thank yous” to club members: for helping out retrieving buoys, for donating pennants (Guy Skinner) and generally offering assistance. It is greatly appreciated.
There will be DF 65s racing as usual this Tuesday 27th September, 1pm Start.
No racing next Sunday as the State Championships are being held at Austin Lakes over the weekend. Submit your entry now at.....
https://www.rsawa.asn.au/index.php?page=event&eventid=2267 for DF65 championships (Saturday), and
https://www.rsawa.asn.au/index.php?page=event&eventid=2270 for DF95 championships (Sunday).
Wanderers RSC Secretary
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