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Brisbane Challenge - 2018

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BRYC was happy to conduct the event over 27th/28th January..at our Eagleby Facilities. We had 33 entries form as far as NSW and Sunshine Coast...along with our local clubs..

thanks goes to Lindsay Patterson (Hervey Bay ) for being the PRO (one of the graduates from last year QRYA training coarse)  ably assisted by Ian Ashe..we would like to than all officials especially the scores who had results published very promptly (David Black / Anne Walker and Marylyn Russell) also all competitors for the way they conducted themselves..

wind was swinging from east to south east (back and forth)both days...standard windward and return course was set with 3 windward marks ..we achieved 6 races on day 1 and a further 7 on day 2

all the fleet used A rig both days ..at times it was at the to of the range during the gusts...

congratulations to

  • Paul Jones 1st    sailing a K2
  • Greg Torpy 2nd sailing a V10
  • Mike Freebairne 3rd sailing a Cheinz

thanks to all competitors hope to see you all next year

Richard Jaffray

BRYC club secretary 

30jan

 

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Kawana IOM Open - 2nd December

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Saturday the second of December saw the skies finally part with the rain abating providing a near perfect Queensland day for the regatta. Winds were very tricky from essentially the north providing a significant challenge for the RO in setting the courses as well as the eighteen sailors. Winds from this direction tend to be very fluky with fluctuating lifts and knocks making sailing a combination of skill and luck. This was an umpired regatta which provided excellent racing and great sportsmanship despite having so many on the start line for the one day one fleet event. Attrition was quite high with only eleven boats starting in the final race.

Greg Torpy was the man to beat with a wide variety of sailors challenging him throughout the day. Notably Doug Allen being the main sailor taking it to him regularly before gear failure saw him retire. Greg took the regatta out by a significant margin followed by Glen Fitzgerald and Frank Russell. Well done lads!

All in all a very enjoyable day was had by all with full marks to Club Kawana for putting on another slick regatta. Special mention must be made of club volunteers who without their generously giving of their time the event would not have happened. Namely these are Garry McMahon (RO), Garry Russell, Greg Adams, David Dobing-Browne, Jim O’Shannessy and David Black (Scorer). Many thanks too to 360 Sails for providing some consolation prizes to a couple of lucky sailors.

Until next year!
Ross MacKay - Vice Commodore

Kawana RS

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