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2014 Racing Reports

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RM Interclub1  RM Interclub2  RM Interclub3 RM Interclub4 A State  Gunwale   Whitrod IOM Classic   KM IOM Challenge   IOM State Championship  10R State Title  RM State Championship  Bournville Cup  Laser Aus Championship
 

IOM State Championship

 

An excellent event with variable winds to 12 knots produced great, close racing.  Greg and his helpers did an excellent job organising the 2 fleet racing for the two days.

     

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Whitrod Classic

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KM IOM Challenge

      

A shot of the excellent rigging area and open waters of the sailing venue at Hart's Mill Pt Adelaide.

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RM State Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great fleet and steady winds saw a great event .  Thanks to ARCYRC for running the racing so effectively.
The SA Championship was contested over the two days with racing on the Sunday separated out for the Bournville Trophy.
A fleet of 17 waited for the wind to develop to commence the first day’s racing.  The wind gradually strengthened throughout the day with the majority of the fleet changing to their B rigs for the afternoon.  Sunday’s racing started with light breezes and the fleet held on with A rigs for the day.
Six interstate visitors bolstered the numbers to seventeen which augers well for the forthcoming National Championships to be conducted March 2015.
Lincoln McDowell established an early lead which he maintained for the two days.  Scott Mitchell and Lisa Blackwood were second and third place getters with a comfortable gap to the remainder of the fleet.  By the good nature that prevailed throughout the series (only a couple of instances where voices were raised) and skippers taking the responsibility to perform penalties without appeal from those that were infringed all enjoyed the weekend’s events.
Thanks to the Adelaide Radio Control Yacht Racing Club for hosting the event and a special mention to those that officiated.  PRO Johno Johnson with Greg Peake skippering the rescue/buoy positioning boat and the volunteer scorers.
 

Bournville Cup

For more images of both events look at this link produced by ARCYRC.

 

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RM Interclub Challenge 1 - Patawalonga

The event had to move to the Tiranna Way venue as the Patawlonga was flowing too fast with large quantities of floating rubbish and was unusable.  Jonno and Graham did a great job getting to grips with the computer scoring.
The weather was brilliant with a steady wind fading in the last couple of races.
Individually Paul and Phillip were most successful with the rest fairly close. 

Adelaide Radio Control Yacht Racing Club  7-Jul-2014 (Race 1 in M Interclub M Challenge)
Place Names Sail No Club Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 LITTLEDYKE  Paul 01 ARCYRC 57 3 14 2 2 3 13 2 2 9 7
2 LEVI  Phillip 70 SMYRC 61 12 10 1 1 8 2 6 7 13 1
3 MORRIS  Ben 68 SMYRC 67 1 13 3 4 9 8 8 12 4 5
4 MITCHELL  Scott 83 ARCYRC 71 2 11 13 3 5 11 5 1 6 14
5 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 SMYRC 71 5 12 4 14 2 6 4 13 1 10
6 DOWSETT  Ian 42 SARYC 72 9 5 13 13 4 7 1 3 14 3
7 INVERARITY  John 151 SARYC 72 8 9 6 6 6 5 9 6 5 12
8 GOLD  Alan 26 SARYC 73 7 8 5 5 11 3 13 10 2 9
9 PARKER  Ron 51 ARCYRC 74 6 7 7 10 14 1 7 11 3 8
10 GERRARD  Jeff 47 SMYRC 77 13 2 9 11 1 13 3 14 7 4
11 PEAKE  Greg 97 ARCYRC 85 4 3 12 12 13 4 14 9 8 6
12 PURVIS  Brian 97 SARYC 88 11 4 10 9 10 10 12 8 12 2
13 OSBORN  Brett 79 ARCYRC 89 14 1 8 7 12 9 10 5 10 13
14 LUCAS  Steve 63 SARYC 91 10 6 11 8 7 12 11 4 11 11
Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 15
Pos CLUB Pts
1 SMYRC 20
2 ARCYRC 25
3 SARYC 33

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RM Interclub Challenge 2 - Stirling

A quiet but enjoyable day at Woorabinda allowed the 9 sailors and three helpers to compete in the second Interclub challenge.  Thanks to the SARYA sailors for participating and for the three helpers Terry, Rod and Bob who managed handicapping system.  Stirling won the day but it was quite close really with just a few changes in positions needed to reverse the result.

Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club  14-Sep-2014 (Race 2 in M Interclub M Challenge)
Place Names Club Sail No Score 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 van den BOK  Adrian SMYRC 64 21 3 7 1 4 1 5
2 LEVI  Phillip SMYRC 191 26 4 6 5 1 6 4
3 WATSON  Jeff SAYRC 50 27 2 9 3 2 8 3
4 MORRIS  Ben SMYRC 68 28 1 8 2 6 2 9
5 DOWSETT  Ian SAYRC 42 31 9 2 4 3 5 8
6 COCKSHELL  Malcom SMYRC 73 31 6 4 6 9 4 2
7 GOLD  Alan SAYRC 26 32 7 3 7 7 7 1
8 SMALLACOMBE  Ian SMYRC 74 33 5 5 8 5 3 7
9 INVERARITY  John SAYRC 151 41 8 1 9 8 9 6
Position Club Posn Scores
1 SMYRC 13 106
2 SARYC 24 131

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RM Interclub Challenge 3 Paris Creek

Not held in 2013

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RM Interclub Challenge 4 West Lakes

What a great day at West Lakes with winds ranging from 5-10 knots and not too hot and no glare to worry about.  The racing was close and the handicap system ensured the final points were tight.  Stirling won the day thanks most probably to the unfortunate loss of the keel bulb from Jeff W's yacht.  Jeff G seemed to relish the conditions and was clearly the winner on the day but the next 5 places were only separated by 3 points indicating how important it was to pick up that next position.  I'm sure Jeff W would have been in the same range then it would have been anyone's day.  Thanks to the SARYC for running the event and for all sailors for maintaining a high standard of sailing and enjoying the day.
Stirling has won all three events this year and retains the Transom Trophy for 2014.

SARYC TRANSOM TROPHY  23 Nov 2014
Place Names Sail No Class Score R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
1 GERRARD Jeff 47 SMYRC 37 5 6 3 2 1 3 4 6 5 2
2 PURVIS Brian 97 SARYC 47 3 10 2 1 11 10 1 1 1 7
3 INVERARITY John 151 SARYC 48 4 7 4 3 3 5 7 5 6 4
4 MARSHALL Rod 67 SMYRC 49 10 1 1 10 2 1 5 11 7 1
5 MORRIS Ben 68 SMYRC 49 1 9 6 6 5 4 2 3 8 5
6 SMALLACOMBE Ian 74 SMYRC 51 7 5 5 7 4 8 6 2 4 3
7 WATSON Jeff 50 SARYC 66 2 8 8 4 6 2 3 11 11 11
8 DONELLAN Sid 89 SARYC 67 9 2 11 8 8 6 8 7 2 6
9 BAMPTON Daryl 11 SARYC 70 8 4 7 9 9 9 9 4 3 8
10 BOWDEN Kevin 21 SARYC 81 6 3 9 5 7 7 11 11 11 11

 

Pos Clubs Total Score
1 SMYRC 16
2 SARYC 20

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A Class State Titles
He certainly smiled on SEHMYC for the 2014 A Class Championship. What more could you ask for? We had a beautiful blue sky, reasonably consistent light to medium winds, a picturesque location and a comfortable maximum 22 degrees. Not too shabby at all.
We had eight entries but Ben Morris was forced to cancel at the last moment. Next year I hope, Ben.
The breeze favoured Rob Guyatt and he got away for a flyer in the first race. It also helped that he hit the line at speed 0.001 second before the gun. Way to go to put your impression on a series.
Rob immediately followed this up with a DNF and a DNS caused by ................... electronics problems! It wasn’t Rob’s fault, it was caused by some new-fangled batteries. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it.
This gave Philip Scapens a chance to step up and make his play for the Cup had Alan Gold not kicked into gear to take the third race with his virtually new and not yet race tuned Venom.
Rob returned with a vengeance in Race 4 and ran together a string of firsts with only 1 second place in Race 5. Well done Rob.
Well done also to Philip who hung in there and prayed for another battery failure. It wasn’t to be.
Bob Tuohy had an interesting tussle for third place with Alan Gold. Bob was sailing “Shamrock”, the same Foo Fighter that Ben Morris sailed to State Championship some years back. Alan, as mentioned, was sailing a new Venom that has not yet had the chance to be fully race tuned. Don’t discount the older boats. This can also be seen with Ross Eldridge's boat that went into the water for a trial run last week after collecting dust for about 9 years. Ross got off for a very respectable third and second after which he took over my normal duties as groundsman and started sweeping up all of the reeds floating around the course.
Brian and David provided the “Safety Boat” services.
I thank all of the SEHMYC members for making this such a successful day. Thank you also to Rob, Alan and Ross for getting our numbers up to make it a ranking event.
Next year is the 10th year for SEHMYC and I look forward to the next A Class Championship being a special day for the Club and the Class.

SAIL COMPETITOR STATE POSITION POINTS R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
NUM                            
23 ROB GUYATT SA 1 9 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
15 PHILIP SCAPENS SA 2 15 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 2 2
349 BOB TUOHY SA 3 28 5 3 3 4 0 0 4 3 3 3
27 ALAN GOLD SA 4 29 0 5 1 5 3 4 2 5 0 4
85 ROSS ELDRIDGE SA 5 36 3 2 6 0 6 2 6 4 7 0
9 DAVID MARTIN SA 39 6 6 4 2 4 6 0 0 5 6
84 BRIAN PENNIFOLD SA 7 39 4 4 5 6 0 0 5 6 4 5
DNS, DNF etc   0

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Gunwale Interclub all boats

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10R State Title

Congratulations to all who sailed on the day.
While the day started with very iffy winds causing a couple of delays it eventually settled down to a very pleasant day with a SW wind which held up all day. Despite a couple of contestants having difficulties towards the end (Ian Backler with a strained back) the rest maintained.  There were good battles throughout the day with the 'Old Salt' Brian Purvis coming out the winner. As usual Ben Morris sailed his usual consistent races and came second.  Ian Dowsett with his new dual rated RM (just launched last week) surprised many of the 10R skippers with his speed and he scored a 3rd place just pipping Alan Gold by 2.5 points.   Thank you to David Walters who sailed with us while on a holiday from his home in Victoria. Nice to meet you and your wife and look forward to seeing you again in 2015.
Thanks to Trevor and SARYC for a very pleasant and smooth program.

South Australian Radio Yacht Club  6-Oct-2014 (Race 1 in 10R State Title)
Place Names Sail No State Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 PURVIS  Brian 87 SA 18 6 12 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 1 1
2 MORRIS  Ben 157 SA 31 8 23 4 2 3 4 1 2 2 1 4 4 2 2
3 DOWSETT  Ian 67 SA 40 14 26 2 6 4 2 4 1 3 3 1 2 dnf 4
4 GOLD  Alan 51 SA 42.5 12 30.5 3 3 2 3 5 7 4 4 2 3 3.5 3
5 WALTERS  David 91 VIC 65 15 50 5 4 7 7 dns 6 5 5 5 5 3 5
6 BACKLER  Ian 41 SA 79 16 63 dnf 5 6 5 3 4 dnf dns dns dns dns dns
7 THACKER  Arthur 176 SA 79 16 63 6 7 5 6 dnf 5 6 6 6 dnf dns dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 8
Redress values in dark green.

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RC Laser Australian Championship

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