Reid Defends SA Ten Rater Title

Sep 26, 2019

A cold NW breeze greeted the skippers as they checked in before today’s first heat in the SA 2019 10R State Title, which was hosted by the SARYC at Tiranna Way, West Lakes on 22 September.

Just prior to the lunch break a rain squall had skippers and spectators reaching for their wet weather gear, then after lunch the sun broke through the cloud cover a couple of times, and for the last few heats the sun glare on the water was quite blinding as the boats made their way to the weather mark.

After being exposed to the strong breeze, rain, and sun glare the skippers, race officials, and spectators will no doubt sleep well tonight.

For a few of today’s heats some daring skippers used their “B” rigs, but most competitors stayed with their “C” rigs throughout the day.

In summary, 16 heats were sailed in trying conditions, and at the end of the day Andrew Reid (Albert Park MYC, Vic.) was declared the winner with an almost perfect series.  He defended his 2018 title victory in splendid style. Tim Arland, a local SARYC member came in second, and Peter White, an SARYC member from Swan Hill, Vic. came in third. There were 9 boats in the fleet, after a couple of entrants withdrew at the last minute due to sickness.

Throughout the day there were a few minor changes in wind strength and direction, and the PRO and boat crew were kept busy responding to these changes.

Many thanks to Andrew and Peter, who drove long distances to support this event.

Thanks also to Alan Bessell (PRO), Daryle and Ecio (our hard working boat crew), Trevor Jeffree (Assistant PRO/Scorer), and many other club members who volunteered to assist as race officials, caterers, and “gophers”, to ensure that another successful state title/ranking event was run at West Lakes.

Many thanks also to our affiliate members who assisted with the BBQ lunch that everyone enjoyed.


SA 2019 10R State Title prize winners (from left to right): Peter White (Third),  Andrew Reid (First), and Tim Arland (Second).


Click here for detailed results
PosNameSail No.NettTotal
1REID, AndrewAUS 7413.019.0
2ARLAND, TimAUS 6035.057.0
3WHITE, PeterAUS 5237.063.0
4PEAKE, GregAUS 4448.078.0
5BROOKES, FrankAUS 1366.094.0
6DOWSETT, IanAUS 15267.089.0
7GOLD, AlanAUS 5672.0102.0
8WHITEHEAD, BobAUS 6594.0124.0
9WATSON, BobAUS 78127.0157.0

Category: South Australia
Posted by: ARYA Publicity