Round 3 (Sun 28th April) results > SYS Rd3 2019
Overall points standing after 3 rounds > SYS series @ Rd3 2019
Report & scores by Section Sec’ Kevin Roberts
Thirteen skippers started this round, which was slightly disappointing considering our average turnout of the 2019 SYS Series so far. However, with a steady to strong N/NE wind and sunshine, the day promised some good racing. The course was set in a large rectangular shape (or a rhombus for Russ) parallel to the landing ramp.
In RTR, Russ (79/28) & John (60) set the early pace with a smattering of good results for Howard (6) and Mike (22). In MC class, Kevin (88) took an early lead till coffee, with a run of 3 wins. After coffee break, Alan (9) and Chris (43) shared the wins and gradually passed Kevin. The racing was very close, as it always is with small yachts and this reflected in the total numbers of race winners. The wins were scattered around across both fleets, MC… Alan 5 wins, Chris 3 wins & Kevin 4 wins. RTR… John 5 wins, Russ 3 wins & Howard 2 wins.
Consistently producing top two finishes was the order of the day and which in the end separated the final positions.
In all, a very enjoyable days sailing with fine weather, a breeze and plenty of banter and laughs. Congratulations go to John Woodman (RTR) and Alan Barnstable (MC) winners of round 3.
The next meet is on the Pursuit Race on Sunday May 26th.
Round 2 (Sun 17th March) results > March 2019 round 2
Overall points table after 2 rounds > series 2019 totals2
Seventeen skippers started this round of the 2019 SYS Series. The round before we had no wind and this round we had too much! The course was set in a ‘M’ shape (or W if you were Howard) parallel to the landing ramp. In RTR, Russ (79) set the early pace and maintained his lead until coffee, followed closely by Rod (69) and John (60). In MC class, all the skippers suffered from A+ ittus; too much sail and too much wind!!! Daron (72) produced the best set of results with Alan (9) following closely.
After coffee, a clear pattern of results began to develop, with the A sails having the best of the conditions. John (60) producing his usual late charges with a string of 1st places eventually passed Russ (79) to win RTR. It was closer in MC but Alan (9) just did enough to stay ahead of Chris (43).
Round 1 (Sun 20th Jan) results > SYS Rd1 2019
Fifteen skippers started the first round of the 2019 SYS Series. The skippers turned up but unfortunately for us the wind didn’t! The course was set in a squashed rectangle parallel to the landing ramp, as the wind (what little there was) was coming from the NE.
At 10:00am the first race began with the yachts drifting along the lake, progress was painful at times; the first race took twenty minutes to complete. For the next few races there was enough of a breeze to get the boats going if you were in the right place at the right time!
In RTR, John (60) had a clear lead throughout the meet but the real battle was between Russ (79) and Howard (6) with Russ having the better scores initially and then Howard making a strong finish. Further down the fleet Rob A (61) and Robert M (53) also had some close results.
In MC class there was also some close racing, especially between Daron (72) and Kevin (88). Arley (111) with his new boat had a good day, with a tied first in the fleet and a class first!
After coffee, the wind decreased and turned slightly and the sailing grew even more painful; a good quote summed up the feelings of many, ’Good practice for the Endurance Race this!’ Even the seagulls decided that the boats and the buoys were fair game to be pecked!
By race 6 most of us decided that it was time to finish.
Well done to all the skippers for staying focused and also cheerful with some good banter!
Congratulations go to John Woodman (RTR) and Kevin Roberts (MC).
They next meet is the 1 hour Endurance Race on 17th February starting at 11:00am.