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Quartet Bowl Race #3 Results

On Sunday is was the Race #3 of the Quartet Bowl. Eleven yachts participated.

Firstly a big thanks to OOD Bob Torning and our boat drivers. With no Yacht Race Officer available on the day, they stepped up and ran the race without a hitch. What’s more it was Bob’s birthday – thanks to Flick we all enjoyed the brownies! Anyhow, back to the race. It was again a moderate easterly breeze. It meant a tricky decision with respect to sail choice given it was a reach along Pittwater and then a run down to Juno Point. Just Magic II went with her Code Zero, which had her overtaking yachts in Pittwater but unable to run straight down to Juno. Similarly, backmarker Pirihi didn’t show her usual downwind speed, with her setup not quite right for the conditions. Instead it was the yachts which were able to set their big spinnakers that did the best. As there were plenty of windshifts, sail trim and manoeuvrability were also crucial. The mid-fleet handicapped yachts did especially well.

The winner by more than 4 minutes was Bandaleni, helmed by Greg Kowalski. She is joining us as a visitor for this series. Only 20 seconds separated 2nd to 4th positions. Beau Soleil, helmed by Bob Batchelor, got a nice lift to the finish line to take second place, just ahead of Diablo. Bangalla was 4th. She was equal fastest with Pirihi around the course.


The race was handicapped for a ‘slowboat’ of 185 minutes giving an expected mid-fleet finish time of around 3:44pm, compared to actual of 3:39pm, so that was pretty good.

 

Sydney Harbour observations (Wedding Cake West) showed a breeze at 9-12kt with gusts of 11-14kt from E turning ESE. It was similar on Pittwater and the Hawkesbury.
We raced the 11.6Nm course #32 – J
In the previous week’s race, Avalon Series Race #3, Goldfinger helmed by Jan Evans took line honours. She was followed by Laura and then Liberty. It was good to see Peter Gale’s Force 8 back out racing with us. She will be joining us for the rest of that series. She was the fastest around the course.
Division 1 Class HC results Start : 12:39
Place Sail No Boat Name Elapsd AHC Cor'd T BCH CHC Skipper Class Score Fin Tim ETOrd DidNot New O'S OffSet
1 6906 BANDALENI 02:27:45 0.710 01:44:54 0.743 0.713 Greg Kowalski D1 1.0 15:29:45 6 28 23
2 6920 BEAU SOLEIL 02:30:30 0.717 01:47:54 0.730 0.721 Robert Batchelor D1 2.0 15:34:30 7 30 25
3 6099 DIABLO 02:23:40 0.750 01:47:45 0.764 0.751 Jean Cross D1 3.0 15:34:40 5 36 32
4 AUS1084 BANGALLA 02:11:50 0.812 01:47:03 0.833 0.814 Martin Hickling D1 4.0 15:34:50 1 48 44
5 7159 CHAOS THEORY 02:18:08 0.795 01:49:49 0.795 0.792 Karl Nielsen D1 5.0 15:38:08 4 44 41
6 AUS1052 RESURGENT 02:15:25 0.820 01:51:02 0.811 0.819 Rick Hall D1 6.0 15:39:25 2 49 45
7 6852 GOLDFINGER 03:00:40 0.620 01:52:01 0.608 0.604 Jan Evans D1 7.0 15:39:40 8 0 0
8 6067 JUST MAGIC II 02:16:45 0.830 01:53:30 0.803 0.820 Chad Leggett D1 8.0 15:42:45 3 49 47
9 5219 PIRIHI 02:11:50 0.880 01:56:01 0.833 0.861 Ritchie Venn D1 9.0 15:45:50 1 55 55
10 7166 HIGH JINKS 03:03:46 0.645 01:58:32 0.598 0.641 Barry Black D1 10.0 15:49:46 9 11 7
11 3927 LAURA 03:10:25 0.625 01:59:01 0.577 0.621 Jonathon Knox D1 11.0 15:50:25 10 5 1
Avalon Series Race #3
Division 1 Class HC results Start : 13:30
Place Sail No Boat Name Elapsd AHC Cor'd T BCH CHC Skipper Class Score Fin Tim ETOrd DidNot New O'S OffSet
1 6852 GOLDFINGER 02:29:43 0.600 01:29:50 0.635 0.597 Jan Evans D1 1.0 15:59:43 9 165 0
2 3927 LAURA 02:32:38 0.610 01:33:06 0.623 0.597 David Boyd D1 2.0 16:05:38 10 165 3
3 8242 LIBERTY 01:57:43 0.795 01:33:35 0.808 Ralf Moller D1 3.0 16:07:43 4 165 40
4 7166 HIGH JINKS 02:28:37 0.640 01:35:07 0.640 Barry Black D1 4.0 16:08:37 8 165 10
5 AUS204 FORCE 8 01:45:06 0.900 01:34:35 0.905 Peter Gale D1 5.0 16:10:06 1 165 55
6 3353 ILUKA 02:27:40 0.650 01:35:59 0.644 Neil Mattes D1 6.0 16:10:40 7 165 13
7 8920 ELEMENT 01:48:25 0.886 01:36:03 0.877 Rob Slack D1 7.0 16:11:25 2 165 53
8 6067 JUST MAGIC II 01:55:55 0.830 01:36:13 0.821 Chad Leggett D1 8.0 16:11:55 3 165 46
9 6099 DIABLO 02:09:44 0.750 01:37:18 0.733 0.748 Jean Cross D1 9.0 16:12:44 6 165 33
10 AUS1052 RESURGENT 01:59:39 0.820 01:38:07 0.795 0.821 Rick Hall D1 10.0 16:13:39 5 165 44
11 6711 SUMMER WINE 02:34:48 0.645 01:39:51 0.614 0.641 Brett Stapleton D1 11.0 16:16:48 11 165 12