Powertronic Cup, Log and Spring race report
The first series race weekend happened on 24 and 25 September. This was the first Log race of the season as well as the first of the Spring series on the Sunday.
Saturday 24 September 2011:
The 1st Log race is sponsored for the second year now by Powertronic. There is a Cup for this event which is now becoming a permanent trophy to be sailed for. Esmeralda was the defending champion, and had to work hard to try and retain the cup.
There was a total of 9 entries, with first comers to the SBYC race circuit the Farr 38 34 Deg South and Aquarius. Hopefully we will see them both on the water in the coming months!
The course was set to use the new buoy in North Bay, and back to Dial Rock before finishing at the club. There was a very close start with much banter on the first reach down to North buoy as racing heated up. Conditions were perfect for a great sail out in the bay, with a nice gentle swell running.
On handicap the results were Esmeralda, Fire Fly, Mini Mouse and Aquarius. Fire Fly was very well sailed by the youngsters, skippered by Tristan Bews. It is great seeing them do so well!
Esmeralda won the Powertronic Cup for the second year in a row, and will definitely be defending the cup next year! On Esmeralda were Bernard Farmer, David Raines and Timmo.
A special thank you to Andrew and Beverly Bews of Powertronic. After racing there was Boerie rolls, cold beers and lots of prizes! We look forward to next years Powertronic Cup!
Sunday 25 September 2011:
Sunday was the first of the Spring series. We managed to get 4 boats to participate, but only managed the one race. A short course was sailed out to S1 and back to Dial Rock then to SBYC.
Alistair Peden made his debut sailing his Finn in racing, and he thoroughly enjoyed it! He was still complaining about sore muscles the next day. Esmeralda made a major mistake with hoisting the spinnaker at the windward mark, so settled for second place behind Alistair on his Finn on handicap. Mini Mouse finished in third place after having a few breakages on the boat, with Blazin failing to finish.
Hopefully we will be able to gather more boats for the last of the Spring series.
Do not forget to diarize the next big race weekend on 29 & 30 October. A special social and great sponsor is expected, more details to follow soon!