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South East Queensland 10R regatta - June 17th 2018

See Link here for Youtube Channel Videos of the Event

The South East Queensland 10R regatta - June 17th 2018 attracted a diverse range of yachts, from the latest Sanga design, to a wide selection of other designs, both new and old.  The wind ranged from very light in the morning, to blustery by the end of the day. By the late afternoon, several boats had suffered gear failure and were forced to retire, due to the strong winds


The strong breezes were making for some wild rides on the downwind leg, and a few high speed tangles at the the bottom gate.  Special thanks goes to Laurie Hinchcliffe, who organized the event. Thanks also to Barry Hall and Roger Margot, who manned the rescue boat. Trent who put on a great barbecue lunch and Ian Ashe who was the PRO once again for the event. Thanks also to the other club members who gave up their Sunday and pitched in on the day.


Greg Torpy's new Sanga was the on-form boat on the day, winning all but one race, in which he placed second. Greg finished up with a score of 13 points.
Trevor Fisher sailed hard and consistently all day, and captured second spot, with 33 points.  Laurie came in third, just behind Trevor, on 35 points.


All in all, a very successful and enjoyable event, characterized by good racing and even tempers from the competing skippers.

Mark Perkin
PRYC 10R fleet captain

 


 

DF65 Interclub Tri-Series - 9th June

We had a couple of no-shows but that was compensated for by extra entries on the day, so the starting fleet was a healthy 21 boats, 4 from BRYC, 8 from PRYC, and 9 from SLMM, which meant a slight widening of the starting line to keep to a 1-fleet racing event.

Can I say pathetic winds some of the time, however, we were all under the same trying conditions, so made the most of an otherwise pleasant day.

Once again I am pleased to say that apart from a couple of ‘discussions’ about penalties and rules, all was settled on the water fairly amicably. What more could you ask.

A late start due to poor wind meant we managed only 3 races before an early lunch, hoping things might improve, then some shortened races after lunch to complete 9 in total.

A couple of equipment failures reduced the fleet late in the day, but most soldiered on to the end.

Congratulations to the placegetters:
1st Ian Smith BRYC
2nd David Roberts BRYC
3rd Ian Robertson SLMM

The on-line results show the relative placings for the clubs as well as individuals.

Thanks to David Black for his usual effort with the scoring, Trevor Fisher for performing the RO duties and to Patrick Collins who "Observed" all day and also called us across the line.. Also thanks to Trevor and Ian Geary for the brand new markers, which certainly were much easier to see, and a dead-giveaway if you touched them.

Final thanks to John Heard and Rod Maunder for course adjustments and rescues.

Looking forward to the Queensland DF65 Championships on the 7th of July at SLMM. Don’t forget to register. We promise there will be more wind.!

Congratulations to all skippers for making this a successful event.

Report by Ian Robertson Treasurer SLMM


 

National DF 65 Invitational Challenge - 2018

 What a fantastic weekend to have the first Queensland National invitational challenge for the Dragon Force 65 class. The event was hosted by the Paradise Radio Yacht Club at Emerald Lakes on the 5/6 of May 2018. We had 31 registered competitors for the event which necessitated running AB fleets.

The weather was predicted to be freshening south easterlies of up to 35 km/h and the prediction didn't disappoint with the breeze gusting up to 40 km per hour making for some difficult tacking and downwind nose dives.
We had four interstate visitors including the current Victorian and New South Wales champions, namely Chris Dance and Phil Burgess respectively. Thanks also to David Heath and Paul Martin who made the effort to box up their boats and travel interstate for the competition.

Link to race report on PRYC site:

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Link to Videos on You Tube

 

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