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RACE RESULTS - 2019-2020

RESULTS - RACE #1, 19 October 2019

As a result of a horrid forecast of very high winds and cold weather, that came true, along with a few unable to attend, the day was canceled. Summer has come with storms, fires, but little rain.


RESULTS - RACE #2, 2 November 2019

Weather was overcast, wind NE to SE, 5 -18 - 5kts. Warm, mid 20s, not at all unpleasant.

Most of the racing in top of A rig wind range, Ken and Richard used B rigs, both competitive in most races, but breeze faded for last two races. 

Report by David Meldrum.

Seven races, 3 laps 5 - 18 - 5 knots NE to SE
FIRST on 7pts- David Meldrum - Alternative #55 - Red 10 second handicap

SECOND on 12pts - Peter Ellsmore - Alternative #00

THIRD on 19pts - Richard Wareham - Orka #105 

Then, with scores - Ken 20, Richard W. 27, Maureen 30, Bernard, with one discard.


RESULTS - RACE #3, 16 November 2019

Weather was overcast, wind E to S, 8 -20kts. Cloudy, low 20s, wind was cool, but not too unpleasant.

Most of the racing in top of A rig wind range with frequent strong gusts of 20+. Everyone bar Bernard used A rigs but should probably have gone for Bs, both competitive in most races, but wind strength kept increasing throughout the racing. 

Most of the afternoon fluctuated between light Easterly winds across the course and progressively stronger gusts from the South. Led to many roundups after nose-ins going downwind. Stressed the A rigs but only Colin suffered sheet breakage (poor maintenance) and Maureen power issues. Tuning the rigs, to have speed in the sheltered areas and not be unable to control in strong and long gusts, was the biggest problem. Tacking became more of a case of choosing the time between gusts, rather than best place in the latter races.

Seven races, 3 laps 8 - 20 knots E to S

FIRST on 11pts- Ken Nichols - Orka #104 - Red 10 second handicap

SECOND on 16pts - David Meldrum - Alternative #55 

THIRD on 19pts - Richard Wareham - Orka #105 

Then, with scores - Maureen 23, Bruce E. 26, Bernard 28 and Colin 33, with one discard.


RESULTS - RACE #4, 30 November 2019

As a result of a horrid forecast of very high winds, heavy rain (we need it for the East Coast fires) and cold weather, that came true, along with a few unable to attend, the day was canceled.