10 November 2020 at 16:24 #6487
With a gorgeous warm sunny day on offer and nine happy skippers to enjoy it, what could possibly go wrong?
Well, the intermittent, swirling N to NW breezes for a start!!
Ross #178 is still patiently awaiting the delivery of his new 65. In the meantime, at the helm of Kermit’s second boat, he got in some good practice today.
John too got in some practice races sailing the ‘Duck Hunter’ #82 whilst Kermit captured the day in pictures. Big thanks to our favourite green man for all those good things he did today.
Ricky #92 has been busy this week making a new set of sails for his home built RG65. Despite his protest at not being happy with the sail manufacture, his two second places proved today that she sails very well indeed and when he gets the new boat dialled in its going to be a weapon.
Due to recent successes our Trouty #11 started the day with the biggest handicap in the fleet. Despite this he sailed consistently well claiming podiums in races three and four and finished a very respectable sixth overall for the day.
Finishing on the same points as Trouty, our Phil #32 was equally competitive however his outright victory in race six put him over the line after countback into fifth spot. The Smiling Assassin also picks up the White Cane Award for missing no less than five buoys this morning.
With three podiums already under his belt Bloody Geoff #80 pulled out all the stops and won the last race of the day in style. This fine finish put him in fourth position at stumps.
The Admiral #23 had a good day out on the Royal Barge claiming four podiums during the program. These included an outright victory in race three when Duck Luck smiled favourably upon him (for a change).
Our Graeme #52 came out of the blocks on fire this morning, banging two quick victories in succession. He followed this up with a podium and another victory and his chances of winning the day were looking golden. Inexplicably (duck luck?) the next three went pear shaped before regaining form to claim podiums in the last two.
This still would have been enough if it weren’t for the outstanding performance of Saint Justin #61. From a mediocre start Justin came home with a storm of podiums which included two seconds and three firsts. From a humble start with no previous sailing experience less than 12 months ago, Justin has worked hard and grown skilled in RC sailing ability. Justin you are our well deserving overall winner this week, congratulations.
After nine races which included two drops, the final scores were:
Kermit on 56 points, Ross on 54, Ricky on 29, Trouty on 28, Phil on 28 (countback), Geoff on 24, Admiral on 21, Graeme on 18 and our winner this week Justin on 15 points.
Special thanks again to Sue for another sterling performance keeping score, John for being her observer and Kermit for capturing all the action of another cracking day @ da Duck.
Words by the Admiral, fun unavoidable.
10 November 2020 at 17:32 #6490
10 November 2020 at 17:35 #6491
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10 November 2020 at 19:03 #6493
10 November 2020 at 21:03 #6494
Thanks Kermit! You da Frog!!
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