Results: Javelin Fleet
Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 3, Scoring system: Appendix A
|1st||523||Tom Andrews||Hamish Norton||Evans Bay Yacht & Motor Boat Club||2||(3)||1||2||1||1||7|
|2nd||262||MULLER Antje||GETFIELD Wade||Horowhenua Sailing Club||1||1||(2)||1||2||2||7|
|3rd||374||HOWDEN Andrew||Mark Gatti||Torbay Sailing club||3||2||3||(4 DNF)||4 DNC||4 DNC||16|
The racing proved to be very close and a whole lot of fun. Wade did a superb job at keeping Nice One upright, and getting along at a more then good rate of knots. This gave both the Lee hulls (Flying Cirrus, & Thumper) a real push. Nice One did end up with a few war injuries including stripping a gennaker on the first day. Wade also managed to draw some blood and bend a tiller beyond usefulness.
Flying Cirrus on the first day posted some great upwind speed, but unfortunately retired from the 2nd day of race due to injuries.
Tom helm’d Thumper, we managed to improve as the regatta went on, having only sailed together a couple of times a couple of years ago. Silicon on the centreboard so you can pull it up at the end of the days racing isn’t that useful when trying to stand on it to right the boat. Tom and I were pipped at the post in one race due to series of turtles. Phil McNeill sailed with his daughter Holly on a 29er for this regatta. Thanks Phil for the jib trim hints, Tom and I can report spotting 12 knots of boat speed on the dial at one point going up wind.
Photos care of – Hugh Norton