SYS Round 1 Sunday 18th January 2020
results > SYS 2020 round 1

Scores & report by Kevin Roberts

Round one of this year’s series did not disappoint, we had the weather, 15 skippers and the promise of some close racing. The course was set as a triangle with an extended last leg to the finish close to the ramp.

This year the two classes start at different times and judging from the fleet results, the new procedure seems to have worked, allowing for the RTR to have their own separate battle to the windward buoy.

Mike (22) in RTR, started really well winning three of the first four races. By coffee, he had a clear lead over the other skippers. Unfortunately for him, the course was moved 20m to a more central position and Mike failed to emulate his early results. The last few races belonged to John (60) who nudged ahead and then extended his lead. There was notably wins for Dave (28) & Robert (53). We also had a welcome return to racing for John Betty (181) and a new skipper Graham Small (B).

In MC, Russ was the skipper to beat and always seemed to be in the right place, he won all but two races. Kevin (88) had a consistent run of seconds. Alan (9) had mechanical problems and retired. Jan (184) and Tony (185) also made a welcome return to racing after a long break.

Well done to Russ and John for winning their class this time.

The next SYS meet is the Endurance race on Sunday 16th February 11:00am start.