Starters for today’s Pointscore race were Hailstorm with Bob, Rob, Josh and Johny aboard, Serenity with Wayne, Daniel and Richard L aboard and Froufrou with Jess, Alen, Stephen and me aboard. Today's cool and windy weather may have turned a few TY sailors away but as is often the case, things calmed down and warmed up in the afternoon to provide us with very nice sailing conditions.
Thanks to Aaron and Pier for setting us a very good course in the moderate and chilly South Easterly.
I find one of the good thing about pointscore races is that they allow you to take a few risks and to try different methods of doing things to see what works best.
The three 650 class TYs are well matched so the crew of Froufrou knew that we had to pull something special out of the bag to get out in front and stay there ahead of Serenity and Hailstorm. But alas the gods were against her. Froufrou tacked onto knocks and Hailstorm and Serenity tacked on lifts. Then on the second last spinnaker run Serenity loosed a spinnaker pole end fitting which meant no more spinnakers for the rest of the race and slower down wind speeds for her.
Some days the stars are just not aligned. That doesn’t mean that Hailstorm had all the good luck, they just sailed much better on the day and deserved to finish first.
Results for Pointscore 5
BOAT NAME ELAPSED TIME PBH CORRECTED TIME PBH PLACE CBH CORRECTED TIME CBH PLACE CBH
HAILSTORM 91.783 0.746 68.589 1 0.746 68.470 1
FROU FROU 94.033 0.746 70.149 2 0.746 70.149 2
SERENITY 102.300 0.698 71.358 3 0.724 74.168 3
Our next big event that we all come together to run is the Kembla Klassic 25-26 November. I would very much appreciate it if you could let me know, by email, text, phone or face to face, your availability to assist with the on shore and on water duties so that our sailing club can run another successful event.
The end Trev