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2014 Perth Classic

2014 Perth Classic - Sunday July 27

Perth Radio Sailing Club hosted the 2014 Perth Classic on Jackadder Lake today. There were 15 competitors who braved the rolling showers to complete 16 races.

A big thank you to Rob Mews for acting as PRO for the day, as well as Denton Roberts for arranging the BBQ lunch, trophies and prizes, in addition to doing the scoring. Ross Bennett turned up in time to do the cooking. (Note to Andree – he can cook sausages as long as he is supervised.)

On arriving at the lake, there were a few guys sailing radio controlled battleships on the western shore. One model aircraft carrier was huge – nearly 4 meters in length. There was a battleship and a few other models. Thanks to Lena for the photos - good job Bob.

There are a few photos of the day taken by Audrey as well as Lena and Mat which you can see by clicking here.

 Battleship on Jackadder

 

The sailing got underway soon after 10.00am in a west south westerly wind that never really blew much over about 8 knots. This direction on Jackadder Lake is tricky, as there are quite a few things that influence the wind. There were plenty of holes to fall into, as well as some interesting shifts.

There were two divisions in this regatta – the Ranking fleet as well as the Classic fleet. Both fleets sailed together, and the results of the Classic fleet were announced at the end of the day.

The trick to the conditions was to take the shift when it was there, but if you found yourself on the wrong side of one, you had to be patient, and wait for the next shift from the other side to get back. Skippers who tried to tack without the wind co-operating found themselves going backwards quickly.

The day started with Roger Paul edging out Denton Roberts in race one. Glenn Dawson and Mat Donelly fought out the next couple of races with a few really close finishes. Ian Sherriff took a while to get going, but put in a few good races.

PRO Rob kept racing going until we had completed about 8 races prior to lunch. The course was quite fair, but unfortunately the sun was low in the northern sky, making it very glary to see the boats and marks. At lunch, Glenn held a lead from Roger, with Mat Donelly not too far behind.

After lunch, the wind gradually lightened off, and there were some frustrating times when a gust would appear from one side of the course or the other. Sometimes, the fleet would bunch up towards the leeward marks, as the back markers would carry the gust right up to the leaders.

Skippers generally behaved themselves well, and all penalties were taken on the water. Starts were close and there were a few OSC’s called, as well as a couple of General recalls.

Glenn continued to show the way holding Roger off, whilst Ian Sherriff made a move to overtake Mat. In the Classic fleet, Andrew Crocker, sailing a Cockatoo won the day, ahead of Ray Bassett and Ian Ritchie.

After racing, we hung around for a friendly social time, with plenty of laughs.

Motley Crew

 

Results for ranking fleet.

Sailwave results for at 2014

Overall

Sailed: 16, Discards: 3, To count: 13, Entries: 10, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Class SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 Total Nett
1st Chienz 76 Glenn Dawson 0 OOD 1 (3) 1 1 2 1 1 (4) 1 3 2 1 (4) 2 2 29 18
2nd Pikanto 86 Roger Paul 1 (3) 1 0 OOD 2 (3) 2 3 1 (4) 1 3 2 1 3 1 31 21
3rd Bitpop 25 Ian Sherrif 4 (7) 0 OOD 3 3 (5) 4 2 4 RDGb 3 2 5 (10) 3 1 3 59 37
4th Chienz 99 Matt Donelly 0 OOD 2 4 2 4 1 (9) (11 DNF) (8) 5 4 1 5 2 5 6 69 41
5th V 8 13 Jeff Green (7) 0 OOD 6 4 5 (8) 6 5 2 2 5 5 6 (10) 6 5 82 57
6th Obsession 48 Lloyd Coles 3 6 2 6 (7) 4 0 OOD 7 (11 DNF) 6 (8) 6 4 6 4 7 87 61
7th Mad Max 63 Bob Paton (8) 4 (8) (8) 0 OOD 7 3 4 3 8 7 8 7 7 8 8 98 74
8th Chienz 70 Hub Bell 5 5 0 OOD 5 8 6 8 6 6 9 (10) 9 3 5 (10) (10) 105 75
9th Vapour 00 Bruce Robins 6 8 7 (9) 6 0 OOD 5 (9) 7 7 9 (11 DNF) 8 8 7 4 111 82
10th Britpop 35 Denton Roberts 2 0 OOD 5 7 (9) (9) 7 8 9 (10) 6 8 9 9 9 9 116 88



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Classic Fleet results

Sailwave results for at 2014

Overall

Sailed: 16, Discards: 3, To count: 13, Entries: 5, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Class SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 Total Nett
1st Cockatoo 61 Andrew Crocker 1 1 1 (6 DNF) (5) 3 1 2 5 4 5 2 2 (6 DNF) 1 1 46 29
2nd Panko N N Ian Ritchie 4 2 (6 DNF) 2 2 2 3 (5) 2 3 1 (5) 4 1 2 3 47 31
3rd Own Design 2 69 Peter Greeve 3 3 2 1 (4) (5) 4 4 1 2 4 3 1 (6 DNF) 3 2 48 33
4th Evo 104 Ray Bassett 2 5 (6 DNS) (6 DNS) 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 (6 DNC) 6 DNC 6 DNC 6 DNC 55 37
5th Mad Max 98 Len White (5) 4 (6 DNF) (6 DNF) 3 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 3 2 4 4 65 48



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