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RESULTS SUMMER 2014

Posted by Terry Smith on April 3, 2014 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

In order to be counted in the final results racers had to complete at least three races on three racing days otherwise results for DNF etc get too heavily skewed. After cooking the books as best I could, things came out as follows.

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Line Honours

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After sorting out those that qualified towards the end results, Commodore John and Bosun Bob drew for first place. I then checked back through the individual race results and there was one day that the two of them had a draw. On countback Bob came out ahead of John thus giving the bosun a 1 point win for the season. Well done Bob.

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Corrected Time

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After sorting out those that qualified towards the end results, Commodore John and Bosun Bob drew for first place (echo?). I then checked back through the individual race results and there were no days that the two of them had a draw. On countback of days results Bob came out ahead of John by winning two first places to John's one. Well done (again) Bob.

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Handicap

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The handicap was a bit more clear cut. On the last day Commodore John had to beat Bosun Bob by four places to take out the series. At Race Eight they were tied and the only way Bob could lose was for a tsunami to work its' way up Paris Creek from Strathalbyn. It was decided to call the racing over and besides the bait layer had the barbecue ready to eat. Well done (again) (again) Bob. Thanks for the barby Roger.

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Bob's results came about by starting the season with a new boat that need to be tuned and learnt how to get the best out of it. Bob continued to improve throught the season and his Corrected Time factor grew while his handicap start division dropped. He will find it hard to repeat the trifecta next season (I'll make it impossible, but don't tell Bob) as he is at the top of the ladder at the moment. He will have to work hard for handicap and corrected time wins. Irrespective it was a goood season and well deserved by the Bosun.

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Thank you to everybody for making it a good racing season. It was heartening to see the "learners" picking up as the season went on and improving their ratings accordingly.

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Next Season

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The coming season will see the introduction of short and long course racing to separate the faster boats from the those crewed by persons of restricted vision, lesser sailing skills (learners) and smaller boats - look out for the gaffer.

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Due to the two long weekends this month we will have to crowd our racing in to the first two weekends and so 05 APR we will have Line Honours/Corrected Time and 12 APR will have the Handicap.

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Don't forget the first A CLASS day 13 APR for those that are interested. The first day may well be more of a dust off and blow out the wrinkles than anything but let's get it going.

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The long weekends will have social sailing.

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Spike me Milo and bleach me knickers, that's it for me tonight. Cheers me hearties.

RESULTS 29MAR14 - HANDICAP

Posted by Terry Smith on April 3, 2014 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Well there it was. The last racing day for the Summer 2014 season. Light and fluky winds tested skills and patience but gave up some good results.

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Grant Murray had a dose of Ribena and got the runs. The purple horror fairly flew around the course. Well done Grant.

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John Lykke and Bob Tuohy kept complaining about how far they were being handicapped but it didn't stop them coming equal second.

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Rex only just squeaked in a win over Bevan. Shoulda kept the the Red Rager, Rex.

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Brian was mere points off of knocking Rex or Bevan down but it was not to be.

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RESULTS 22MAR14 LINE HONOURS/CORRECTED TIME

Posted by Terry Smith on March 23, 2014 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm back.

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A great day for sailing. We had a number of visitors with at least three potential new members.

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Bob Tuohy got off to a great start when he arrived without a rudder. You're going to have to try harder than that to get a more sympathetic handicapper.

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David Martin hammered the course for top results.

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Commodore John, Bob Tuohy and Ian Smallacombe ran very close points for the Line Honours podium.

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The Ragazzas continued to improve with sail upgrades and I expect to see them carrying on in this manner as they gain experience.

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Ignore the date on the Corrected Time sheet. I'm not well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

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Despite claiming to have an off day, Grant Murray's result on Corrected Time shows that he sailed to form against David Martin and John Lykke. A very close result in the first three places..

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Ian suffered from having to run on a correction factor of 0.97 derived from his first three races. His new correction factor will reflect his true rating based on a full day's sailing.

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RESULTS 22MAR14 LINE HONOURS/CORRECTED TIME

Posted by Terry Smith on March 22, 2014 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Carol had to wake me for tea.

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I've got a screaming headache.

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My surrounding soggy Kleenex tissues look like a kindergarten Christmas decoration.

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I'm considering getting the bungs out of the boat to plug into my nose.

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My throat feels like Grade 20 Carborundum paper.

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I've swallowed enough pills that I sound like the percussion section of a mariachi band.

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Every time I cough my back goes out.

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Bad news on the race results..........you'll have to wait until tomorrow.

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If you don't like it TOUGH TOENAILS.

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See you tomorrow.

Hint for the day

Posted by Terry Smith on March 3, 2014 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

When you run out of sugar for your coffee, Hundreds and Thousands are not good substitutes.   :/

RESULTS 01MAR14 - HANDICAP

Posted by Terry Smith on March 1, 2014 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Scary, eh, David? I got it done to schedule  ;)

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Another great day at Paris Creek. A mix of breeze strengths to test everyone out and a pleasant temperature. Congratulations to Bob for continuing his winning ways, closely chased by David. 10 Raters are heading for even higher handicaps/time corrections.

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Right on David's clacker were the two Ragazzas. John Amos was running John Lykke's old IOM A rig which performed admirably even though it needs a fair bit of tuning. Bevan - I'm just a learner - was held back a bit by not understanding the rules regarding breaking the start line, but overall put in a good day's racing.

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John Lykke and Ian Smallacombe were forming a breakaway group at the last mark by hogging it on separate races. Grant Murray joined in at one stage and provided the rare spectacle of Marbleheads having a three-way tug of war. Ian had a winch rope problem which resulted in tearing the rear deck off of his boat. Luckily that happened on shore or Ian might have taken over the "TITANIC" trophy from Roger.

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RESULTS 15FEB14 - HANDICAP

Posted by Terry Smith on February 15, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I love a sunburnt country,

A land of sweeping plains,

Of rugged mountain ranges,

Of droughts and flooding rains...............

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But fair's fair, not all in the same week please.

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We finally got a chance to race. The previous weeks were wiped out by the heat. This Saturday we had occasionally misty drizzle combined with fluky winds but at least we were on the water. Apart from the gum trees, the view up the valley would have done credit to a Scots misty hillside.

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Looking at the results I can see that my Handicapping needs some fine tuning. The faster boats are winning too many races. David Martin in particular put in some stunning performances from the back of the pack. Nice racing David.

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Commodore John went for another trip to the Magnetic Island Holiday Resort. Then he stood on the far bank with all of his mates and sailed from there.

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It was good to see Graham Parr on one of his rare days off and posting a good result after finally tracking down a problem that had been plagueing him for some time. It took until Race 3 for him to get finally sort it and then away he went. If the first two races were discounted the results would have been

1st     David Martin                                          20 points

2nd    Graham Parr                                         30 points

3rd     Bob Tuohy                                            31 points

4th     John Lykke and Brian Pennifold    33 points.

Well done Grampa.

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Geoff's Flying Fifteen struggled along under a sail rig that had all of the material of a Wicked Weasel.  http://wickedweasel.com/en-au

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Once again, the mixed fleet made for very picturesque racing and at times looked like the Sydney-Hobart start with the variety of sizes mixing it in together.

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I promised to have the results posted last night but I was thwarted by a 2 year old. I fully intended to do the paperwork as soon as she went to sleep. FAT CHANCE. She wasn't going to sleep. There is no way I can do anything on the computer while she's awake. She thinks that the entire internet was created so that she could watch her two favourite video clips -

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'uhwimmerwimmerwimmerwimmerwimmer' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vebx1Ja9zm8

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or 'rockew' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkrMnu9k4-A

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alternately she reckons the funniest clip on the net is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MkfA8iNUWU

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A CLASS RACING

Posted by Terry Smith on January 16, 2014 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

There will be an A CLASS series commencing in the Winter season. This will be held over 6 racing days the same as all of our other racing formats. There will be trophies.

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I believe that this series, which will also be a lead up to the State Title, should be held on a day with only A CLASS boats competing.

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Should the series be held on a non-racing Saturday i.e. one that does not have the normal Line Honours/Corrected Time/Handicap racing scheduled?

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Should the series be held on a Sunday i.e. second Sunday of each month?

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Any other ideas?

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Have your say or get stuck with what I want to do.

BUOYS AND DOORS

Posted by Terry Smith on January 16, 2014 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

We had a GOFs working bee to repair the Buoys and the door that was ripped off of the caravan.

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Big thanks to (in alphabetical order) Bevan, John Amos, Rex and Roger.

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What are GOFs?    Geriatric Old Farts.

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY

Posted by Terry Smith on January 16, 2014 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (1)

We are pretty well off financially at the moment and I agree with David Martin that the money is not much good in the bank.

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The theft did not upset us greatly financially as the bigger items were replaced through Lachlan Murray Morris (it's Morris, not Murray, you goof Terry - I blame the heat) at Jaycar for about 50% retail. Thank you Lachlan. Other items such as Colin Smart's boat can never be replaced.

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We have a few items that need to be purchased - wheelie bin from Paramount Brown's etc. David Martin also suggested a few more trophies and some barbecues.

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What would YOU like to see some money spent on?