Eighteen Contest SA Marblehead Toad Cup


Feb 5, 2020

With the 2020 Marblehead Australian Championship just weeks away the SA Marblehead Toad Cup was an ideal practice regatta and with eighteen sailors competing it was tough.

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With a light SSW breeze blowing down 'The Pat' conditions were ideal for some good quality racing, and with eight South Australian's entered in the Marblehead Australian Championship, this was the last solid practice before heading off to Yarrawonga (VIC) in the coming weeks.

\images\20200204_SA_M_TOAD3Race wins didn't come easy with the top four alternating wins throughout the day, reflective of tight competitive racing. Paul Littledyke started well winning the first race but with a number of 19's on his scorecard, these could well have been the difference between a cup win and his overall finish of 4th. Brett Osborn regularly found a top three finish as well as winning four races, but this was only enough to place 3rd overall while Grant Edwards, consistent throughout the day remaining in striking distance to the lead, ended up 2nd overall. 

At the end of the day it was Scott Mitchell with his recently launched Red Ant F6 who won the 2020 Toad Cup winning seven of the nineteen races sailed to end up 9 points clear of Edwards.

While the clash at the front end went on, throughout the fleet the racing was tight with some great tussles in an effort to finish one better than the bloke next to you.

\images\20200204_SA_M_TOAD1The Marblehead Class is going from strength to strength with fleet numbers growing in numerous states in Australia and with eighteen boats competing in this event along with the class being re-established in Western Australia, the outlook is extremely positive. This years Australian Championship is expected to see a fleet size in excess of 35 boats which will be the largest fleet in over 20 years, being a true reflection of the interest in the class.

 

The winner Scott Mitchell pictured below having a well earned beer!

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Results

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PosName/ClubSail No.
/Design
NettTotal
1MITCHELL, Scott
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB (SA)
AUS 52
RED ANT F6
40.071.0
2EDWARDS, Grant
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB (SA)
AUS 09
INDIE
49.067.0
3OSBORN, Brett
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB (SA)
AUS 79
INDIE
53.086.0
4LITTLEDYKE, Paul
ARCYRC
AUS 77
1477
57.0114.0
5WHITE, Tony
SARYC
AUS 69
1469
67.095.0
6GROOME, Duncan
ADELAIDE RADIO CONTROL YACHT RACING CLUB (SA)
AUS 99
F6
93.0143.0
7BESSELL, Allan
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RADIO YACHT CLUB (SA)
AUS 27
STARKERS 3
115.0168.0
8MORRIS, Ben
SMYRC
AUS 18
1418
122.0179.0
9ARLAND, Tim
SARYC
AUS 66
137.0184.0
10GOLD, Alan
SARYC
AUS 05
1505
139.0178.0
11DOWSETT, Ian
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RADIO YACHT CLUB (SA)
AUS 62
INDIE
158.0205.0
12JUTTNER, Chris
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RADIO YACHT CLUB (SA)
AUS 02
INDIE
172.0222.0
13COCKSHELL, Malcolm
STIRLING MARBLEHEAD YACHT RACING CLUB
AUS 73
183.0236.0
14WATSON, Jeff
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RADIO YACHT CLUB (SA)
AUS 150
MC DOWALL / BLINK
187.0234.0
15MARCEL, Ecio
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RADIO YACHT CLUB (SA)
AUS 50
FUZZY LOGIC 5
205.0256.0
16WHITEHEAD, Bob
SARYC
AUS 45
1345
227.0284.0
17PEAKE, Greg
ARCYRC
AUS 61
1461
248.0305.0
18LYKKE, John
SEHMYC
AUS 72
1472
300.0357.0

Category: South Australia
Posted by: ARYA Publicity