Just a quick report with no philosophizing this time.
We had some good sailing weather for the Lord Mayors regatta weekend put on by the IYC. In my opinion it was good well contested racing in a fleet of 21 starters. Plus for those that stayed at PKSC Saturday night, some very good conversations etc. that did not dwell on the importance of facts. Both days were sailed in South easterlies with the Saturday peaking at around 10 knots and Sunday up around 20 knots. Good testing breezes that found the kinks and glitches in our boats and bodies.
I have calculated our normal Point score race by adding the two Saturday race finishing times together. If you have any objection to this please let me know and I can fix.
Anyway, for PKSC boats the results are as follows:
PBH (CBH) time in minutes
IYC LMR Race 1 Results
IYC LMR Race 2 Results
IYC LMR Race 3 Results
Congratulations to all those who participated. I believe we represented the PKSC very well.
Please find attached the full finishing times for the 3 races sailed in the Lord Mayors regatta.
Hopefully I will see most of you this coming weekend to help with running our Kembla Klassic.
OK, now some good news. We got a race in this Saturday, from start to finish. The first one in 4 starts. Rosstered Off with Jim, Brad, Dave and Guy aboard and Momentum with Barry, Greg, Ray and John aboard represented the TY fleet as Froufrou’s crew were the duty crew for the day.
Although the wind swung randomly between East and South during the race, I was informed that most of the sailors had a great day on the water.
As far as the TY’s case went there was mixed feelings about the shifty conditions. Rosstered Off had a blinder of a race and cleaned out after the start, By the finish she had accumulating a commanding lead to cross the line in first place.
Momentum on the other hand had the wind gods against her and couldn’t win a trick with the fickle finger of fate scuppering every good tack with a wind change in the wrong direction. I suppose we all have days like that so I hope that Momentum's crew recovers for next weeks sailing event.
Which brings me neatly to the next two points. Next weekend is the IYC’s Lord Mayors Cup. A few of us have expressed a commitment to race both days and will be staying in our boats at PKSC Saturday night. I hope you can make the effort to join us. PKSC boats often make up the biggest share of the fleet and I hope that this years Lord mayors cup will be no exception.
The following weekend beginning Friday afternoon 22 November is our big TY sailor run club event of the season, the Kembla Klassic Regatta. As the coordinator of this event I am relying on as many of you as are available to assist me in making this event a good one for all participants.
We will especially need assistance to set up the camping. rigging and club house areas Friday afternoon from about 15:00 hours, sort out starting and other signal flags for the 2 course starters and finishers, run our support boats, help in the canteen during the lunch periods, cook breakfast for competitors on Sunday morning and help tidy up on Sunday at the end of the event. Please come and help it will be greatly appreciated.
Results for Point score 8, Championship 2
Finish times CBH (PBH)
The end Trev
Welcome to the 2019-2020 sailing season. I will be your TY delegate for this sailing season and will attempt to keep you up to date with PKSC race results and any TY news that I am aware of. Let me know if you want something communicated to other TY club members and I will attempt to do so. Currently the club does not have a Newsport editor and will attempt to publish TY news on our PKSC TY site.
What a great start of the season with good manageable winds on each of the 3 race days sailed. Even with the specter of a blown out race that Barry Grant, Ray Stanley and Greg historically bring to their scheduled duty day we had near perfect Saturday sailing conditions. Barry, Ray and Greg set a cracking course for Rosstered Off and Froufrou to make the most of the great conditions. Thanks guys.
No close racing today as Rosstered Off lead from start to finish increasing her lead over Froufrou every leg. It did give Froufrou to experiment with our sailing trimming which is always a good thing to do when the pressure is off.
That is enough of the sailing stuff now let’s get down to the real reason we belong to a sailing club, the talking shit with your sailing buddies. Given that we usually make the most of our winter break we should have a lot to talk about. I regret not spending enough time chatting to my TY colleagues about their adventures, without too many facts getting in the way of a good story. I for one joined quite a few of our club members who trekked north for the Hamilton Island Race week. including Aaron Weare with his crew aboard Hasbeencounter, Derek and Nicole Shepard and their crew aboard Black Sheep and me Paul Leadaus and Clayton McLellan aboard Froufrou. It was a very well run, challenging and enjoyable event, and I believe we all represented PKSC club well both on and off the water. It’s a dauntingly long drive north but, if you can take your time I recon its worth the adventure. I think we will go back next year and maybe include Airley Beach and Magnetic Island race weeks as well. Who else wants to come?
It is my hope that we can attract a more regular turnout for our Saturday races. Club races are a perfect opportunity to fine tune boats and crew against consistently well sailed club benchmark boats and, to catch up on all the important business that goes along with the pre and post-race discussions. Life is too short to procrastinate so please consider making an effort, putting a crew together and coming down to join us in the club and on the water this season. Its always a good adventure and always good company.