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Postby Slow Hand on Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:09 pm

Hi,
Some colleagues have been asking if race results willl be available online during the event.
Can you tell me if so, and which part of the website please? Vic page, National page, results tab, discussion forum?????
TY
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Re: Nationals results

Postby shwell on Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:02 pm

Hello,

The club will have results available during the Nationals. There is a website at www.safetybeachsailingclub.com.au. The results section will be fixed up soon! Stay tuned.


Slow Hand wrote:Hi,
Some colleagues have been asking if race results willl be available online during the event.
Can you tell me if so, and which part of the website please? Vic page, National page, results tab, discussion forum?????
TY
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Postby CDance on Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:49 pm

I'll have internet access during the titles and will do my best to post updates during the regatta. I'll do so in this forum so if anyone has any specific questions during the Championships, please post them here.

Cheers,

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Postby CDance on Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:07 pm

Just got back from the Welcome night dinner. Great night with 80 fellow competitors from around the country.

The Invitation race was held in a sunny developing sea breeze - a very shifty 10 to 20 knots. Not sure if the race results are up on the website however and quick update now.

Took three start attempts and a black flag to get us under way. Callum Burns and Wayne Bates lead around the first mark, but where eventually passed by Alex Newman and Chris Dance both from Black Rock, VIC. The top three where:
1st Alex Newman
2nd Chris Dance
3rd Andy Mac.

The S**T of a Day award was hotly contested with Tammy Gloster taking out the honors for your dismasting effort - a result of a forestay knot she thought she did up correctly!
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Postby CDance on Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:49 pm

Heat 1:
After yesterday's three starts and the black flag, today the fleet was well behaved and got away cleanly on the first attempt. It was another sunny warm sea breeze day with conditions a little stronger than yesterday (10 to 20 knots) and somewhat less shifty. The fleet handeled the conditions well but not without a few collisions, capsizes, and usuall carnage that comes with an 80+ fleet (that's referring to the number of boats and not the age of the sailors, but I heard today that a number of competitors in the fleet might be nudging this number!).

It was a day for the fit ones. Callum Burns lead from the first mark to claim victory.

1st Callum Burns
2nd Wayne Bates
3rd Chris Dance

The full race results are up on the Safety Beach SC website (in M$ Excel format only :-( )

http://safetybeachsailingclub.com/2008/ ... -the-week/

There were plenty of nominations for the S**T of a Day award. Tom McCullough took our the "honors" after his double capsize followed by being passed by is Daughter. There seems to be some friendly family competition there as this motivated him to great performances for the final part of the race!
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Postby CDance on Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:46 pm

Heat 2 & 3:
Today's racing was held in shifty 5 to 20 knot conditions. It was a testing time for all however Alex Newman was the outstanding performer with two bullets.

The results are not yet up, but here is an unofficial list (from memory):

Heat 2:
1st Alex Newman
2nd Callum Burns
3rd John Gratton

Heat 3:
1st Alex Newman
2nd Wayne Bates
3rd Chris Dance

The black flag again made an appearance and a big shift up the first beat made interesting racing and a very spread out fleet at the top mark. Alex Newman had a commanding lead at the first mark and held this for the remainder of the race.

The 2nd race of the day got off to a delayed start after the first start attempt was canceled due to a big wind shift. The shifty conditions made for tight racing with the top ten swapping around at every mark. The race came down the the last beat with Alan Riley, Alex, Wayne and Chris all rounding the last mark bow on stern. It came down to the last shift of the beat with Alex correctly picking the left and coming out on top.

Peter Reid took out the S**T of a Day award with a mark incident (hit it twice) and then to top it all off his mast falling down! Special mention when to Richard Jackson. Richard was "showing off" for the camera man between races and in his attempt to stage an action shot, he missed the toe straps and fell out of the boat - now that's action!
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Postby CDance on Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:07 pm

Sorry for no update yesterday. It was a very long day and I opted for sleep instead of the internet :-)

Heats 3 & 4:
These two heats were held in a cold wet 20 to 30 knots. A long day for all with over five continuous hours on the water. The initial start for the day was delayed for an hour due to high winds and course laying boat being involved in rescues. Once we finally got under way, it still took two starts. Seems like the Sabre fleet is just as "jumpy" in the cold!

Richard Jackson pulled off a perfect pin end start and had a convincing lead at the top mark. Eventually Callum Burns hauled Richard in to take the lead on the last leg.

The 2nd race of the day was a carbon copy for Callum as he lead from the first mark taking the gun two laps later. Again the start was delayed until 4:15pm due to an overburden rescue crew but most of the fleet stuck it out and completed the race.

The wind was in excess of 30 knots at the end of the last race and these was a hairy run in for all after the race that resulted in a few casualties. The S**T of the Day award was won by Andy Mcintyer. Andy's vang broke leading to a tippy ride in. After a few capsizes, Andy washed up some way down the beach - well let's just say in the next postcode :-) No problem. A number of members of the fleet came to the rescue and dragged his dolly down the beach and back again.

Many more stories and I'm sure we'll be talking about "this day" for many years to come!
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Postby CDance on Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:13 pm

Heat 5:

Today looked like another one for the "fat boys" when we arrived down the club. The 20 knot breeze however dropped out to 5 knots by the time we arrived at the start line. Rustle Rooney made a great start and lead around the top mark. After a number of lead changes in the light shifty 5 to 10 knot breeze the finally results where:

1st Alex Newman
2nd Alan Riley
3rd Chris Dance

With light winds predicted after the lay-day it's still a very open ended regatta.

The pin end start boat crew took out the S**T of the Day today. They decided to go fishing for Sabres with their anchor line at the start. I'm sure the word "S**T" was the nicest thing they heard as the carnage unrolled :-)
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Thanks

Postby Ron_F on Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:43 pm

Hi Chris - hope that you and everyone else had a great day's sailing. Just like to say thanks for keeping us informed - sorry that we're not there sailing as well!
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Postby CDance on Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:09 pm

Heat 7 & 8:
Races held in 10 to 20 knot cold southwesterly. Winners where Alan Riley and Wayne Bates. The top five are very close only sperated by less than 10 points. Regatta will be decided in the final heat.

Richard Jackson won the S**T of the day. He was leading the 2nd race when he put his foot through the side tank. He slowly watched is boat sink lower in the water along with is quickly evaporating lead :-)
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Postby CDance on Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:13 pm

Heat 9:

News just in. Alex Newman from Black Rock YC, VIC takes out the final race and the titles in a shifty light and nail biting last heat. Alex had a fantastic regatta and his form in the last race when the pressure was on showed that his is a very deserving winner.

The rest of the top 10 are very close and results will be posted soon.
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Postby CDance on Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:48 pm

Final update:
The S**T of the Day award on the final day was taken out by Geoff Smith sailing Isabelle. Geoff was having his best race of the series and arrived at the newly laid red change-of-course mark thinking it was the finished. He rounded the mark, relaxed and admired his fantastic result. Half way in, he realized that the rest of the fleet had continued on rounding other marks.... eventually it sank in and he returned to complete the course ended up near stone motherless last!

Peter Johnstone was a close runner-up. He arrived at the club at 1:00pm for the start only to see the fleet way out to sea lining up for the start. A quick check and he realized that he failed to notice the early start on the last day... oh well time for a coffee before I back up the boat early he thought. It turned out that our start was delayed till around 2:00pm anyhow and he would have ended up making the start! Double-S**t :-)

Fiona Martin took out the notable performer of the day award after her fantastic first leg performance rounding the first mark in the top five. As a local boat, this made quite a bit of excitement and apparently her husband on the rescue boat made sure all knew with a quick official radio announcement back to the club!

Also I had a number of phone calls during the regatta in support and to say thanks for keeping all informed on the forum. Thanks for reading! I hope next year we can have someone who is a little better with spelling keep up a daily regatta report and post it top-level on the site.
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Postby shwell on Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:08 pm

Hello all, The results for each race are on the www.safetybeachsailingclub.com.au web site.
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Steb Fishers Photos up!

Postby Richard Jackson 1660 on Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:41 pm

Steb Fishers Photos up!

http://www.steb.com.au/

He said he had put the disk in for burning a couple of days ago, so we should get our copies soon!
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