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RACING 05 JAN 2019

Posted by Terry Smith on January 15, 2019 at 10:10 PM

Our first A Class day of the year and we got what we really didn't need. No BBQ. We were unsure of how many would turn up and so cancelled it for the day. Apologies to Peter White who was shrinking noticeably through the day due to lack of nourishment.

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We also could have done without the wind from a vary rare direction for us - approximately SSE. This brought the wind from behind the shed and through all of the trees along the road. One might call the wind 'variable'. It was certainly very trying.

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My A Class almost made it to the start line of the first race when my winch snarled and turned the spring into a very long, skinny corkscrew. Oh dear! I just had to be PRO again.

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David Martin made it through two races before he decided that corkscrews were the go and did the same thing. At least he got on the board.

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Congratulations to Tony White on taking Line Honours in a masterful display of sailing. It was an inspirartion and education to watch. I tips me 'at to yer sire.

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Peter White had to be content to play second fiddle to Tony, but put in a great day's sailing regardless. Well done.

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Brian Pennifold put in his usual solid performance to round off the podium.

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As previously stated, David had to console him self with the acquisition of a new corkscrew. Honestly David, I had nothing to do with it. I wasn't even handicapping.

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The positions were identical on Corrected Time. Congratulations to Tony White. It's a pity what it did to your Correction Factor.

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We had a good turnout of Marbleheads and Bob Tuohy's 10 Rater. Congratulations to Buoy's Toy on taking Line Honours. It was pretty spectacular when she did the occasional planing run.

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Grant Murray and John Lykke rounded out the podium with only 4 points separating first and third. Well done all.

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Geoff Smith had what appeared to be one of those days. Thinga are not always what they seem.

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Bob Dare was having a good tussle with Geoff Smith until he had to leave.

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Congratulations to Bob Tuohy for winning Corrected Time as well. Look at your new Correction Factor!

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A big well done to Geoff Smith. What appearerd to be a so-so day on Line Honours turned out not bad at all on Corrected Time. There was a minor upgrade in your Correction Factor but nothing to worry about.

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Grant Murray and John Lykke sailed pretty well to their handicaps to finish in a draw. Grant won on count-back. Congratulations to the both of you.

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Bob Dare started off fine but his early retirement shot him down. Next time Bob.

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For the mixed fleet, I deducted one minute from all of the second division boats in order to get a proper result.

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Woo Hoo! Tony White's A Class beat Bob Tuohy's 10 Rater, but only by 4 points. Looking back at the aggregate times for the day with no discounts, Tony was only 54 seconds ahead of Bob. 5.4 seconds per race average. Tony won six of the ten races. Well done to the pair of you.

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Grant Murray did well too, reaching the bottom step of the podium only six points behind Tony. Onya Muzza.

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John Lykke missed the podium by three points. Bad luck John.

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Peter White brought the second A Class home in fifth place overall.

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A bit further back were Geoff Smith and Brian Pennifold.

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Even further back were the truant Bob Dare and bottle-opener David Martin.

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Bob Tuohy won the Fleet Corrected Time with a fairly clear lead. Pity about the Correction Factor.

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Yaaaay, Geoff Smith placed second in the Fleet. Well done Geoff. You beat Tony White by one point!! Well done to the two of you.

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Big OOPS by me. I just noticed that Peter White and grant MurrayMurray tied for fifth place and Grant actually won on count-back. The results below need to be mentally corrected as I can't be bothered with all of the hassle of going back and changing the pictures on PhotoBucket.

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Bob Dare, Brian Pennifold and Mr Squiggle rounded out the fleet.

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And so to the New Correction factors. We have a new gun sailor.......Tony White has brought the A Class back to the top of the board. The last person to do this was Steve Arthur. Tony's new Correction Factor at the end of the day was 1.02. Everybody had their Factor divided by 1.02 to bring our top boat back to the 1,00. This managed to sneak a couple of sailors down one Division on the Stern Chaser. Well done Tony. Just wait for the next Stern Chaser if you're willing to run the A Class in it.

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The other biggish jump was Bob Tuohy whose10 Rater is only 0.01 behind Tony.

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Thanks all for a good and entertaining day.

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