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RACING 05 DEC 2018

Posted by Terry Smith on December 5, 2018 at 3:10 PM

What a beautiful day to build sand castles! We even had a 4 year plus one day old to christen the sand pit. After digging around with an old tree branch and a stainless steel cup and then seeing the baby swallows he decided that he wanted to come out again. Hook 'em young before they get into computer games.

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We had the usual Foci plus a couple of ring-ins. Congtatulations to Graham Alcock on his narrow Line Honours win.

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A big well done to Bob Dare who, despite scoring as many firsts as Graham, finished in second place. Were it not for a couple of tactical errors close to the finish line, Bob could have knocked Graham down a spot. As usual Bob saved his worst for last. Probably losing concentration while anticipating his chiro visit.

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Bob Tuohy once again proved that there is many a fine tune played on an old fiddle by rounding out the podium, two points behind Bob Dare.

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Graham Edwards started off with a roar and, despite the appearance of the Line Honours score-line, sailed well through the day.

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Adriaan Sakko had his moments. Unfortunately the breeze did not favour his boat on the day.

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David Hyde sailed a couple of races and then dropped back to the spectator mode. Nothing wrong with that. Whatever floats your boat.

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At the dam, I think I said that Bob Dare had won the Corrected Time. However, it turned out that I had incorrectly given him two discards. While the sand was being delivered I was unable to get times for the first two races. Hence the Corrected Time was only scored over Races 3 to 9 which only allowed for one discard.

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Ta Da!! Well done Graham Edwards. A just reward for your improvement over the year.

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To Bob Dare............Ya, Boo, Sucks. You should have gone for the extra race.  Second on Line Honours AND Corrected Time. Too bad Bob, but a great result.

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Bob Tuohy also did a double by placing third on both finishes.

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Graham Alcock just scraped in ahead of Adriaan Sakko.

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Again, David Hyde provided the commentary.

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So, how did all of this affect the Correction Factors?

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Graham Alcock, being the gun sailor for the day, stayed exactly where he was.

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Bob Dare shifted from 0.81 up to 0.91.

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Graham Edwards was the big mover by shifting from .68 to 0.84.

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Bob Tuohy sailed exactly to his Factor with respect to Graham Alcock and stayed right on his 0.89

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Adriann Sakko is now rated at 0.83 which looks a bit high but that is how the numbers panned out. Future races will refine this.

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David Hyde didn't sail enough races to get re-rated.

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It is Marblehead/10 Rater on Saturday. I may not be there as I've got a grandson's birthday party to go to at some stage of the day. Whoopee!

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