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2016 Racing Reports

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RM Interclub1  RM Interclub2  RM Interclub3 RM Interclub4 A State  Gunwale   Whitrod IOM Classic   KM IOM Challenge   IOM State Championship  10R State Title  RM State Championship  Bournville Cup  Laser Aus Championship   Toad Cup  B Walsh Pro

IOM State Championship


Satturday started gently ~ 10 knots from the N and built to 15-20 knots.  Sunday started at 15-20 knots from the SW and faded gradually to below 10 knots.  This range of conditions gave everyone a chance to show their expertise in all conditions.  In the end it was Andrew from Brett and Paul.  They were a clear step from the next group and a clear indication of the superiority of these sailors and the Britpops.  The event was well run by the ARCYRC and special thanks goes to Rob Cameron for PRO duties and his assistants - Graham, Phillip, Greg and others.

Graham took a number of photos for the event and they can be viewed by clicking here



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Whitrod Classic

A great day for sailing with winds from the NNE at 15 knots or so all day.  'B' rigs were carried for the duration.  Thanks to Rob C for running the event and ARCYRC for hosting it.  Paul was outstanding on the day and his final score of 22 reflects this.


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KM IOM Challenge


Congratulations to Scott who won convincingly at  West Lakes.  Paul and Ben completed the winners list.  Conditions were light SW.  Thanks to SARYC and their team of helpers for running the event well with minimum fuss and no major concerns.  Skippers and spectators seemed to enjoy the day.


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RM State Championship

 Saturday had trying conditions with winds to well over 20 knots at times and this took it's toll on rigs, yachts and electronics.  Sunday started out very light and variable, so much so that sailing did not commence until after early lunch and almost like a switch it was back to 18 knots or so for the rest of the day.   Thanks to Lincoln for making the trip from Vic and thanks to all the SA sailors who made both days an exciting experience.  Thanks also to Johno and his helpers in the dinghy and scoring for their support


Bournville Cup

Same place getters, just a different order! 


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Toad Cup

Conditions were light and variable from the SE with large wind shifts.  It required concentration to extract the best from the day.  Thanks to Jonno for PRO duties and Rob for assisting in the power boat with courses and the ARCYRC for organising the event.

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B Walsh Pro RM Interclub Ranking Event


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RM Interclub Challenge 1 - Stirling

A very calm day made it difficult to ensure the handicaps evened out the competition but in the end there wasn't much difference between the two clubs.  Stirling were happy to be the one in front at the end.  Thanks must go to all skippers for a relatively trouble free day and to Terry and Jeff for scoring and keeping the racing going.  It certainly was a picture to see 15 elegant yachts gracing the still waters of Woorabinda.  Why didn't a photo of the yachts get taken??  Still here is the rigging area and some of the skippers.


SMYRC Transom Trophy Race 1  19 Oct 2016
Place Names Sail No Class Score R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6
1 LEVI Phillip 191 SMYRC 34 8 6 9 3 3 5
2 ARLAND Tim 66 SARYC 36 9 5 10 2 7 3
3 MORRIS Ben 18 SMYRC 38 6 14 2 10 4 2
4 GOLD Alan 26 SARYC 44 10 7 14 4 8 1
5 WOLLASTON Phil 68 SMYRC 44 1 15 6 6 9 7
6 KNIGHTS David 63 SMYRC 46 2 9 4 13 14 4
7 BROOKES Frank 76 SARYC 47 13 10 13 1 1 9
8 COCKSHELL Mal 73 SMYRC 47 4 13 1 12 5 12
9 PURVIS Brian 97 SARYC 49 11 4 11 11 6 6
10 van den BOK Adrian 64 SMYRC 51 5 11 8 9 10 8
11 WATSON Bob 50 SARYC 52 15 3 12 7 2 13
12 SMALLACOMBE Ian 74 SMYRC 54 3 12 3 8 12 16
13 DOWSETT Ian 19 SARYC 58 14 1 7 14 11 11
14 BUNNELL Mark 78 SMYRC 58 7 8 5 15 13 10
15 WATSON Jeff 166 SARYC 66 12 2 15 5 16 16



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RM Interclub Challenge 2 West Lakes

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A Class State Titles

We had a good turnout for what could have been a washed out, or blown out, event. The wind was predicted to be 20 kph in the morning increasing to 24 kph in the afternoon. While setting up we had some nasty darkies come across the dam but things settled down a bit by race time. And the rain held off to a reasonable amount.
Steve (Toad) Arthur made a special guest appearance as Adjudicator/Referee. Thanks Steve, you made life easier while I was scoring.
The seven racers got off to a good start in reasonable winds only to have them die out halfway through the race. The lucky man, Tim Arland, managed to get in on what little breeze there was remaining on the north and eastern ends of the dam. The course was shortened for Race 2 which, of course, blew a buster.
Through the day the course was stretched and shrunk in an attempt to guess how the breeze was going to behave for the next 15 minutes. All was not wasted as the competitors got to learn what a trapezoid was. You have to love Euclidean geometry.
Tim Arland took the day with occasional displays of planing, especially along the northern and eastern legs of the dam. Well done Tim. This was Tim's second title in a row and he has been warned that a third occurrence will result in him having to sail with a jam tin dragging in the water.
Alan Gold put in a solid performance for his second place just three points ahead of Philip Scapens. Philip's improved performance after lunch was due to two factors. 1 - He was hungry before lunch and this was aggravated when the cook declared that we had to run another race because the food wasn't ready. 2 - During the lunch break he tied a piece of magic string to his forestay to re-attach it to the mast. The swivel had let go and his jib was holding on by sheer memory.
Bob Watson had his ups and downs with a mainsail that decided to re-rig itself during the first race. It looked like an origami swan as it sailed itself down the dam.

Pennifold ran his usual races by refusing to force his right of way when entitled, and having collisions when he was unsighted.
Bob Tuohy and David Martin are still getting the hang of the A Class boats. Both are usually more likely to sail 10 Raters and the mindset is definitely different between these two classes.
We had a good turn-up of spectators including John Polnitz who taught Noah how to sail. I did not realise at first that it was John or else I would have introduced him around. John still has boats and said that he would try to get to the club to do some A Class sailing. This would be excellent as he is a very knowledgeable man regarding building and sailing model boats and their associated history.
A big thank you to the cooks and caterers who ran the usual excellent gnash up. Thanks also to all of the spectators who dived into helping anywhere that they could - especially Muzza and John Lykke who got my generator running. Without it I would have been coffee-less for the day.
Again thanks to all officials, racers and spectators for making an enjoyable day.


SAIL COMPETITOR HULL POS PTS R 1 R 2 R 3 R 4 R 5 R 6 R 7 R 8 R 9 R 10
89 TIM ARLAND VENOM 1 8 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
27 ALAN GOLD VENOM 2 18 2 4 2 2 1 2 3 4 3 3
15 PHILIP SCAPENS SIDEWINDER 3 21 3 3 3 5 3 3 4 2 2 2
71 BOB WATSON VENOM 4 27 DNF 2 4 3 4 4 2 3 6 5
84 BRIAN PENNIFOLD SIDEWINDER 5 43 DNF 7 5 4 7 6 7 5 5 4
49 BOB TUOHY FOO FIGHTER 6 46 DNF 5 7 7 6 7 5 6 4 6
36 DAVID MARTIN SIDEWINDER 7 48 DNF 6 6 6 5 5 6 7 7 DNF

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10R State Title

Despite all the rough weather that we have been having in South Australia of late, today was another excellent sailing day. Took a little time for the wind to settle at the start but it stayed in the SW with enough variation in wind strength to make it interesting. Occasional cloud but no rain.
Unfortunately with only 5 entries we were unable to have the race run as a Rating event however the South Australian 10R Title was up for grabs. The racing soon settled down to a battle between Tim Arland and Alan Gold with Tim becoming the Title holder by 1 point. Congratulations Tim.
Ian Backler with his P3 showed that there is still fight in the old dog with a first, a second and 4 thirds but despite a DNF and a DNS in the last two races was a creditable third.
Frank Brookes despite still getting used to his new 10R showed that it had the speed but a couple of non finishes in the last two races dropped him down a few points. Grant Murray our visitor from the SE club showed what a good RM can do but again non finishes were a problem.
Thanks to Brian Walsh for his PRO efforts today. He earned his points early with course changes due to wind variation. Thanks also to those who volunteered their services to assist Brian

South Australian Radio Yacht Club  2-Oct-2016 ( 10R State Title)
Place Names Sail No State Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 ARLAND  Tim 44 SA 19 5 14 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 2 1 1
2 GOLD  Alan 10 SA 23 8 15 1 1 4 2 4 1 1 2 2 1 2 2
3 BACKLER  Ian 41 SA 46 12 34 4 3 5 4 1 3 2 dns 3 3 dnf dns
4 MURRAY  Grant 67 SA 54 12 42 3 4 2 5 3 dnf 5 4 4 dnf dnf dns
5 BROOKES  Frank 13 SA 54 12 42 5 5 3 3 dnf 4 4 3 5 4 dnf dns
Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 6

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RC Laser Australian Championship

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