Racing Recap: Fun for all on the Junior Course

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Racing Recap: Fun for all on the Junior Course

Sunday 18th October, the opening of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club’s 120th sailing season. It was a momentous day for sailing in New Zealand with the Auckland Sailing Club’s 18ft & 12ft Skiffs sailing for the first time with the Royal Akarana fleets. It was also a momentous day for junior sailing at RAYC. For the first time ever we had junior sailors racing in the Boatbuilders Summer Series.

Eight Junior sailors took to the water in Okahu Bay in their Optimists. The race-course was set right in close and beach-goers had a great view of the sailing, as did the parents ashore at the yacht club. The racing was tight, one bottom mark rounding had four wide going around (which resulted in a capsize). There were a few bumps and bruises, Harry Butler got Eli Liefting’s boom to his nose, but all-in-all it was a fun afternoon on the water.

2015 RAYC Opening Day - LSD_3798 - 106

Hamish McLaren and Rose Dickson, Opening day racing 2015

The race committee consisted of Head Coach Nathan Laurie (Race Officer), Dave Liefting (Flags & Timing), Jeff Butler (Scribe & Backup Timing) and Oscar Masfen (sound signals). Five races were completed before somebody pulled the plug out and the water in Okahu Bay disappeared.

Results on the day (both line and handicap) are below:

Series Results
[Line] up to Race 5 (Drops = 1)
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1 4321 EL Elijah Liefting 5.0 2.0 [3.0] 1.0 1.0 1.0
2 2.0S 4215 HAM Hamish McLaren 11.0 5.0 [8.0] 2.0 2.0 2.0
3 4609 RD Rose Dickson 11.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 [5.0]
4 4615 CT Charlie Thomlinson 13.0 1.0 4.0 5.0 [5.0] 3.0
5 4123 HEM Henry McLauchlan 16.0 4.0 [5.0] 4.0 4.0 4.0
6 4339 HB Harry Butler 19.0 [7.0] 1.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
7 4 TOM Tom Buchanan 27.0 6.0 6.0 8.0 [8.0] 7.0
8 16 OSC Oscar Little 29.0 8.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 [8.0]

 

Series Results [Handicap] up to Race 5 (Drops = 1)
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1 4609 RD Rose Dickson 6.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 [5.0]
2 4321 EL Elijah Liefting 7.5 [4.0] 3.5 1.0 2.0 1.0
3 4123 HEM Henry McLauchlan 13.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.0 [4.0]
4 4215 HAM Hamish McLaren 14.0 5.0 [8.0] 3.0 4.0 2.0
5 4615 CT Charlie Thomlinson 15.0 2.0 5.0 5.0 [5.0] 3.0
6 4339 HB Harry Butler 19.0 [7.0] 1.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
7 4 TOM Tom Buchanan 27.0 6.0 6.0 8.0 [8.0] 7.0
8 16 OSC Oscar Little 29.0 8.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 [8.0]

 

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