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RACING 14 JUL 2018

Posted by Terry Smith on July 17, 2018 at 6:55 AM

Marbleheads and 10 Raters off of Division one, everyone else off of Division two.

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And what a day for it. The breeze was just on the edge of quitting because it was getting too heavy. Even while this was going on, there were big holes with boats dead in the water.

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We had a few hard luck sailors. Grant Murray turned up to sail with the transmitter/receiver that I had working perfectly at home only to have it fail at the dam. Again! It was good to see you anyway Grant and thanks for throwing in a few races for Team Green Machine.

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John Lykke fared no better. His boat was working like a charm until it got to the dam whereupon it too went on strike. We have since tracked it to a cranky receiver. John and Delvene had been out the night previous and Delvene had won a bottle of wine as a lucky door prize. It was nicely donated to the club and put up as the prize for Line Honours Marblehead/10 Rater.

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Tony White won the wine and well done.

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Bob Tuohy put in some spectacular runs to take his second place.

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Peter White rounded out the podium.

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Terry Smith (and syndicate) missed out on being on the podium by the barest of margins. Well eight points isn't bad for a boat that didn't even get dusted off and drew complaints from the "Save the Spiders" protesters. I know now why I like A Class boats so much. When you're trying to score, answer questions about tuning and helping people repair their boats all at the same time, you don't have to get your socks wet when you run aground. A Class ground in a far more civilised manner and can be reached with the standard pole without having to go wading. I'm also claiming a record for the longest submarine run. I got from the windward mark at the Meadows end to the leeward mark (bullshit buoy) with only my periscope above water.

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Bob Watson did what Bob Watson does best. Never one to hide his feelings, Bob let us all know how he felt. And his boat had breakdowns too. On one of the occasions when Bob actually sailed he showed what a C2 rig could do against Tony White's B rig. It powered upwind in the gusts like a steam train.

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David Martin and Roger Hartley were over-powered for the day and retired quietly.

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On Corrected Time Peter White took the cake with a straight run of aces after the discards were taken off. How on Earth did he manage to start the day with a Correction Factor of 0.79 ? Not gunna happen again sweetcheeks.

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Bob Tuohy sailed to within three points of his Correction Factor to take out his second, second place for the day. Good sailing Bob.

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Done by two points eh Tony? Well done to all (or most) of the podium.

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.All of the rest of the positions were the same as the Line Honours.

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The Foci didn't get timed properly as I was busy racing. We did however, get places and so we have Line Honours but no Corrected Time.

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Well done Graham Alcock. Graham also set a record. He went the furthest distance without his rudder in the water. It looked sort of like a duck feeding.

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Bob Dare came in for a good second. I wish I could remember why he didn't finish Race three. I'm sure it must have been something that I could have razzed him up about.

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Geoff Smith? What happened there? Thinking too much about your new Marblehead perhaps?

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Roy Shelton tried to get his Monsoon going but the wind conditions were too much for it. I honestly think that he would have been better off with his Wee Nip under those conditions.

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As Brian Pennifold rightly pointed out, he did a clean sweep of the A Classes.

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As a result of today's results, some Correction Factors have changed a bit.

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Bob Tuohy only moved up about 0.03.

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In the three races that Bob Watson sailed, his aggregate time was only 9 seconds behind Tony White. Bob gets to join Tony as gun sailors.

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Peter White jumped fron 0.79 to 0.94. That'll learn ya. Of the seven races that Tony and Peter competed against each othe there was 3 minute 40 seconds between them.

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My Correction Factor for the day - 0.92 - was based on my results from the first three races. I must have been going great guns early on. At the end of the day my Factor has been changed to a more realistic 0.87.

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Just out of interest, this is how the Corrected Time would have looked if Peter and I had our newer (more realistic) Correction Factors.

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