TAS First Event Out Of Covid IOM Mid-Winter Challenge


Jul 9, 2020

Our first event post Covid, and what a success. 15 sailors turned out at MBYC for the Mid-Winter Challenge at Montrose Bay on 05 July.

After an initial debrief, we all got set for the first race in very light conditions. Unfortunately, Andrews electrics failed him (hopefully back up and running very quickly) and forced him out of the days event.

We were fortunate to attract a northern invader in Ted Stevens from the north of the state. He thoroughly enjoyed the comradare amongst the competitors and is looking forward to coming back to the next IOM event that we hold.

Racing was close throughout the day, and the results do not justify this (it was much closer than the results seemed), but the usual suspects did come out the most consistent over the 11 races, with Lisa Blackwood coming away with the win on 23 points. Close by in second was John Cole-Cook on 26 points, with David Jones taking third place by countback from Mike Hickman - both on 35 points.

Welcome to the Ranking type events Justin Rogers, who has been sailing with us for a little while, but I believe this was his first "ranking" regatta. His enthusiasm was nothing short of fantastic, and we are sure to be seeing him becoming more competitive with every event he enters.

We are very fortunate, as a club, that we have a good number of very highly ranked skippers, as well as a plethora of very keen skippers keeping them honest and getting better week after week. A good competitive spirit amongst all, which guaranteed a fantastically competitive and fun return to the bigger events.

A special thanks needs to go to Les Hanson for carrying out the PRO duties today, in what became very difficult conditions in which to set a course.

This Wednesday is the return of the IOM Handicap, starting at 10am, and we have our DF95 George Fish Memorial Tasmanian Championship next Saturday/Sunday , 11th/12th July. Please get your entries in as soon as possible. On line entry is now available on the RBRYC website under the Ranking Events tab.

 

Results

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PosName/ClubSail No.
/Design
NettTotal
1BLACKWOOD, Lisa
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 35
SEDICI
23.036.0
2COLE-COOK, John
RBRYC/TAS
AUS 12
ITALICO
26.042.0
3JONES, David
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 36
K2
35.055.0
4HICKMAN, Mike
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 45
V10
35.054.0
5DAWES, Stuart
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 67
MOJO
40.062.0
6JACKMAN, Rod
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 65
V10
44.070.0
7JOYCE, Ray
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 57
BRITPOP!
54.081.0
8STEWART, Kyle
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 59
V8
58.081.0
9BEHRENS, Wayne
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 13
TROJAN V
70.096.0
10HALL, John
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 77
PANKO
72.097.0
11STEVENS, Ted
NORTH WEST RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 85
V9
76.0100.0
12MARSHALL, Rod
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 114
BANTAM
92.0120.0
13TURNBULL, Phil
RBRYC/TAS
AUS 30
BLITZ
99.0127.0
14ROGERS, Justin
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 44
COCKATOO
108.0136.0
15WARDROP, Andrew
RISDON BROOK RADIO YACHT CLUB
AUS 112
BANTAM 2
144.0176.0

Category: Tasmania
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