Scott-fecta at SA Marblehead States


Sep 16, 2019

The SA Marblehead class State Championship was held at Harts Mill, Port Adelaide over the weekend of 7-8 September and WOW! another great weekend of Marblehead competition!

\images\SA_M2Twenty one entries.  Due to the number of competitors the Heat Management System was used with two fleets.

Hart’s Mill was the venue which provides a great vantage point for competitors and is the venue that has been used in Adelaide to conduct major events and the 2016 Nationals.  Dry launching from a large pontoon which is accessed by a long gently sloping ramp makes for easy launching and retrieval.

Day one saw racing commence at near the scheduled starting time after registration and Measurement Certificates were sighted and the breeze settled so that a course could be set.  The weather had moderated from the previous day with a good relatively constant strong wind.  Race Officer “Johno” Johnson kept the racing organised and smoothly organised throughout the day.  Lunch was provided; great Hamburgers and steak sandwiches.

C rigs were the order of the day. Scott Condie held the lead at the close of day one with Scott Fleming and Scott Mitchell keeping him aware of the competition and setting up a Scott trifecta.

Day two continued at Hart’s Mill with Rob (Gullie) Cameron taking over the ROs position.  Overnight the weather strengthened with a couple sporting C2 rigs to start the day.  A short rain squall dampened things for a short while but soon passed to remain rain free for the remainder of the day. During the day others changed to C2 but quickly back to C1 as the wind strength moderated.  Chicken and chips were the order of the day, a good serving with no one looking for more.

\images\SA_M1The final results saw Scott Condie continue where he left off from Saturday first, with Scott Fleming and Scott Mitchell taking out the minor placings.  B Fleet victors were Tony White and Ian Dowsett. 

Thank you to all of the interstate competitors; five from Victoria, Ray Joyce from Tasmania and Scott Condie from Sydney.  We hope to see these competitors return next year together with extras to share a great event.  The Western Australians will have their new boats on the water in 2020 so we can expect another fleet size in the mid-twenties. The latest hull designs were well represented with seven Indie’s, and eight Fuzzy’s (four F6’s) being the dominate choice.  Grunge (3 off) were the next most popular.

The rescue boat crew for the two days were Norman Wallis and Ross Eldridge.  Thank you to them for a job well done.

Assisting the ROs with accounting for the finish positions, scoring and managing the fleet boards were Graham Ingerson and Frank Brooks, thank you guys for your efforts.

A special thank you to Brett Osborn and the ARCYRC for organising the event and making sure that all the unseen things are attended to, a great job, well done.

Pictured L-R: Scott Mitchell, Rob Cameron, Scott Condie & Scott Fleming

 

Results

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PosName/ClubSail No.
/Design
NettTotal
1CONDIE, Scott
KOGARAH BAY RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 06
GRUNGE
17.031.0
2FLEMING, Scott
PATTERSON LAKES RADIO MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 67
F6 RED ANT
48.073.0
3MITCHELL, Scott
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB
AUS 97
F-6
56.089.0
4REID, Andrew
ALBERT PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 74
GRUNGE
59.091.0
5OSBORN, Brett
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB
AUS 79
INDIE
66.096.0
6LITTLEDYKE, Paul
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB
AUS 77
INDIE
69.096.0
7JOYCE, Ray
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 53
GRUNGE
84.0109.0
8THOMAS, David
ALBERT PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 88
F-6
106.0163.0
9NOWAK, Rob
ALBERT PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 17
INDIE
109.0164.0
10EDWARDS, Grant
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB
AUS 09
INDIE
121.0170.0
11GROOME, Duncan
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB
AUS 99
F6
150.0193.0
12GOLD, Alan
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 50
F5
182.0240.0
13WHITE, Tony
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 69
INDIE
182.0248.0
14DOWSETT, Ian
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 52
INDIE
197.0251.0
15BESSELL, Alan
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 23
STARKERS
208.0274.0
16WHITE, Peter
SOUTH EASTERN HILLS MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 89
RED ANT F5
219.0277.0
17WHITEHEAD, Bob
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 45
GOTHIC
225.0280.0
18OR, Benson
PATTERSON LAKES RADIO MODEL YACHT CLUB
AUS 29
F3
235.0299.0
19COCKSHELL, Malcom
STIRLING MARBLEHEAD YACHT RACING CLUB
AUS 73
FUZZY - 3
239.0301.0
20PEAKE, Greg
ADELAIDE RCYRC (SA)
AUS 61
NIOUTRAM
263.0329.0
21JUTTNER, Chris
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 02
INDIE
265.0329.0

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