6 August 2019 at 17:12 #3214
From a drifter in race one to being overpowered by race seven, the wind was a lottery. By the last two races the forecast North Westerlies had shown up with some gusts exceeding 20 knots.
A full house of 12 skippers came along and we were joined by our very own dedicated PRO/scorer Sue.
Sue wasn’t lonely for long as by race one husband Graeme #52 had retired with winch failure, joining Sue on the PRO desk.
John #62 couldn’t get his mojo working this week. Like most in the fleet the light conditions made tacking difficult and John was often caught in irons.
Kermit #82 was another skipper suffering a form slump today. After a promising start where he claimed a third in race two, things turned pear shape for the Duck Hunter thereafter.
After a promising trial run last week sailing against the ‘95’s, Paul #59 couldn’t get good boat speed until near the end of the session.
We’ve all been there, practise is the key.
Geoff #80, with a steadily improving race pace is now happily on the way back to good health also. Geoff continued his close and personal engagement with other boats that were in his way today, such a friendly chap!
Mike #64 had a mixed day with two third placings. He decided rowing was better than sailing when the wind died and was spotted madly paddling his rudder to get over the finish line in race one (see pic).
After a bit of tuning, mid session, our Don #99 started sailing well. The unflappable one claimed victory in race five with a dash of speed that left most of the fleet in his wake.
After some spectacular sailing last week the conditions today didn’t suit our Pete #78. His best result of two second places was well below what he and Miss Pink Bits are capable of.
Sporting a new set of home made sails our Ricky #92 was sailing well all session. Claiming a first and three thirds he was an ever present threat at the pointy end.
Col #23 was another that suffered a form slump mid session. First places in the first and last races wasn’t enough today to put him any better than third overall.
With a points tie between Gerald #02 and Justin #61 it came down to first place finishes to decide the winner and here, new kid on the block Justin, won the day. Gerald’s great consistency always makes him difficult to beat however today it was Justin’s turn.
His recent form increase has been nothing short of stratospheric and with two firsts, a second and a forth he has won and won well. Congratulations and well sailed.
After seven races with one drop, the final scores were:
John on 59 points, Kermit on 49, Paul on 45, Geoff on 42, Mike on 34, Don on 30, Pete on 24, Ricky on 20, Col on 19, Gerald on 18 and our winner today Justin on 18 points (on countback).
Thank you everyone for making the day so enjoyable and entertaining.
Next week Big Brother ‘95’s are once more taking over the Duck and I look forward to enjoying your company and some very fine racing then.
The first of Gerald’s regular IOM Sailing days commences this Thursday 8th of August @ the Duck. Button push at 10am so if you own an IOM why not come along and enjoy sailing it on the best pond in Southern Tasmania?
See you there!
More pics from today’s racing/drifting available here
6 August 2019 at 17:45 #3215
It was a great day and some great racing especially when the wind picked up can’t wait till next week
6 August 2019 at 19:44 #3218
Yes, well done Justin.
You were the man to beat today
6 August 2019 at 18:03 #3216
Well done Justin, and another great report Col.
As Col mentioned above, dig out all those old (and not so old) IOM’s and join us on Thursday at the Duck.
6 August 2019 at 19:06 #3217
Congrats to the new bee well done Justin Profanity I personally don’t use it but today our own the admiral used the words BULL SHYTT to a discussion I was having with Paul where he said about my boat that its” lighter than the older boats” and I said that I knew that and had compensated for it by adding a pound into it just to be fair well that’s when the admiral ( whom we hold in the highest esteem ) came out with the words bull shytt being a shy reserved little fello I shy’d away from the outburst but on reflection I have decided to justify my statement so here we go….. if the admiral had Gone to the duck hunter and inspected it he would have found two one dollar coins in the stern of her why two one dollar coins as I didn’t have any English currency I substituted the dollar coins for one English pound you all know one dollar is 10 shillings 20 shillings is one pound I had one pound in the duck hunter and I would like an apology from the admiral beat that one Some may have seen today a device on the back of duck hunter that I hoped would lift my fortune in the winning stakes today but alas it failed for those that didn’t see it here it is ……….great day ay
6 August 2019 at 19:47 #3219
And a fine looking boat is the Duck Hunter 2 to be sure.
Expect to see great things from this once she is tuned in (even without the turbo booster fan)
6 August 2019 at 22:36 #3220
Very nice paint job Kermit
8 August 2019 at 08:05 #3223
Another great day.Awesome job Justin
8 August 2019 at 17:10 #3227
ALL THIS PRAISE ON A NEW BEE ……….. ANOTHER ONE IV GOTTA KNOCK OFF when his brother comes on line look out…. just got to get the sails set right an wham you lot will be wake at his stern go Paul
8 August 2019 at 18:38 #3231
You sound a little bit pissed off that I won mate everyone’s gotta win eventually it was just a lucky day for me everyone has good days and bad days and I’m not worried about you knocking me off because you have done it several times see ya next week
8 August 2019 at 17:20 #3228
Thank you Pete Paul’s yellow boat is easy to spot at a distance the black stripe sets the line I think were getting nice colours on the pond ay by the way hows it feel to be knocked off the podium an a whipper sniper standing in your place if some one was to take my place at the rear end of the fleet I would be out of sorts ……………just sayin
8 August 2019 at 17:59 #3229
I am just hoping that Bob Dylan was correct when he wrote “the slow one now will later be fast”
8 August 2019 at 18:11 #3230
THAT must be a reference to me although I’m not after the accolades the glory the hero worship the status of hero of the pond no Iv been there done that …………….when I was born
8 August 2019 at 20:19 #3232
Justin me widdle mate by now you should have realised I take the p …a out of any and every one there’s no offence no malice intended its just like friendly banter to get a stir started we have rules an more damn rules its nice to stir the possums an your reply is what I was after well done and yes i will whip your butt next sail
8 August 2019 at 20:31 #3233
Look forward to it and hopefully we get a windy day
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