RC BOATING YACHTING Sailing at Puddleduck Sailing @ Puddleduck 2022 Puddleduck Vineyard Racing 25/10/2022


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      How good is sailing from an elevated, covered and heated veranda overlooking the race course while it is pouring rain?

      By the laughter and smiles on our ten skippers’ faces, I’d say quite a lot!

      Duck luck and some very light breezes, along with the occasional drop-outs and sudden direction changes kept everyone on their toes throughout the program.

      Poonie #81 was super consistent today, had good starts and could easily have done better than the score sheets indicated.

      Gadget #164 struggled with the light/often fickle conditions on the course but put in a solid day’s sailing nonetheless.

      Bloody Geoff #80 Found real consistency with three thirds and three sixes with his best, a first place in the DF65 only score for race six.

      Bit of a Kangaroo day for the Unflappable one #99. After an ordinary start, our Don settled in to some much better results including three second places in the DF65 only class.

      Sheep #37 found consistency also with three fourths and three fifths from the first six races. From there he claimed his best, a second place finish in race seven for the DF65 only class.

      The Smiling Assassin #32 showed real form this morning racking up three first places by race five. After winning race two outright the fickle finger of fate struck leaving poor Phil without a rudder. You cannot keep a good man down though and he came back in the following race to win outright again!

      Cookie RG65 #52 ditched the swing rig today for a conventional Marconi and sailed well as a result. Two seconds and a third in the combined classes helped our Graeme place fifth overall today.

      The Admiral #23 had a good day out with three seconds, a first and a third in the DF only class and for much of the day’s results it seemed he and Bodge #6 were joined at the hip. Both finished with the same handicap and at times there was nothing between them in boat speed.

      It’s just as well we have our wonderful scorer Sue to do the results though as Bodge’s creative approach to adding up figures could well have seen our retired accountant even further out in front than he eventually was. Congratulations on a fine days sailing Bodge with a first place in the days DF only results.

      The very light, fickle breezes meandering in from the South East didn’t suit Scrooge’s greyhound RG#8 at all and he languished out of podium places for three of the first four races. All that changed by race five though as the breeze hardened more from the South and the ‘Jammy Dodger’ disappeared into the horizon. With four straight first place wins in the last four races our Stuart easily takes out the overall winner for the day. Congratulations on a fine sail and a clear win.

      Thanks to our wonderful scorer Sue and the fine job she does for us. Big thank you to our amazing venue hosts for such a delightful place to sail. Words and score publishing from the Admiral.



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      Nice report Admiral 👍, I think I got off somewhat lightly regarding my creative accounting 😂

      it was a good morning sail , very kind of Puddleduck to allow us to be out of the elements in deed 👍


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