South Australian Results

19 March 2018

SA 2018 Toad Cup - 11th March

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2018 Toad Cup

SA Marblehead Ranking event 11 March 2018

A warm sunny day greeted a small but keen fleet of skippers for the first SA RM Ranking event of 2018. The forecast was for a building southerly which suited the Pat course pretty well. Skippers were undecided on A or B rigs first up with most choosing B to best suit the early gusting breeze. Some changes were made after race 1 with most happy on B rigs.

Scott had a great start to the day with Paul close on his heels and Ben keeping them honest pinching a couple of wins. As Paul improved the Indie’s performance as the day went on the overall results of the day narrowed to be neck and neck as racing progressed. Late in the day, the regatta lead was changing after each race and the battle for 3rd (Tim Arland) & 4th (Ben Morris) was also tight and changing regularly.

Towards the end there were only 4 of the original 9 starters left with fatigue setting in and some boats having minor failures. This made it harder for those needing to get a break over a competitor. In the end it was Paul (23 points) narrowly winning from Scott (26 points), both sailing home built Brad Gibson designed Indie, then a gap back to Tim Arland (47 points) and Ben Morris (50 points) both sailing Red Ant F3’s.

It was good to see some new faces with John from Paris Creek at his first RM event and Alan Bessell arriving late but showing some glimpses of the speed of the Starkers when the breeze was solid.

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29 January 2018

SA Whitrod Memorial IOM 2018

Whitrod Memorial IOM 2018

Sailed at the Patawolonga on Sunday 21st January 2018

Hosted by Adelaide Radio Control Yacht Racing Club

A good fleet of 14 yachts had excellent sailing conditions with SSW winds all day.  Wind strength varied from about 12 knots to 15 knots with some stronger gusts.  Most yachts started on 'A' rigs and changed to 'B' with just a couple hanging on all day to the larger rig.  The breeze did fade at for the last two or three races.

Scott Mitchell dominated the day but was being pushed by Brett Osborn and Paul Littledyke (before he had winch issues).  Most yachts showed speed at times but it comes down to consistency.

The event ran smoothly thanks to Len and a couple of helpers and again showed The Pat as an excellent venue in the SW winds with the course close to the skippers sailing from an elevated position.

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06 October 2017

SA Bourneville Trophy - 24th September 2017

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Sunday the 24th September was the scheduled day for the second day of the weekend of Marblehead racing in South Australia for 2017.

Racing started later than the scheduled time due to a weak fluctuating breeze.
The PRO Johno Johnson was able to set a course as the wind settled to allow A rigs to be set. The fleet size was reduced to 11 skippers out of the 15 who started for the State Title event on the day before. Some boats were not repaired to satisfaction whilst other skippers were not available to sail on the second day.

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