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Hamilton Island Race Week 2016

posted Sep 5, 2016, 1:17 AM by Pat Grogan   [ updated Sep 8, 2016, 12:36 AM ]

 JBCYC was well represented at Hamilton Island race week 2016. Club members competed in both monohull and multihull divisions. Multihulls included “Overture” and “Miz Behavin”. Onboard “Overture” were Kevin and Jo Lord (owners) and Athol Malone (as one of the crew members) while Mizbehavin had Bill Dicker and Carmel Edwards (owners) and Peter Brown (crew member). In the monohulls a number of club members crewed on “Dehler Magic” – a 39ft race cruiser part-owned and skippered by Charlie Preen. On the boat were Mark Tobin and Karen Holdsworth, Mick Linhart and son Matt, Rick and Collette Early, and Steve Simpson (Simmo).

Wind conditions varied from zero to strong throughout the series. Race 3 was abandoned due to the wind dying out completely before the start, while Race 5 had gusts up to 30knots. The strong wind made for an exciting and tense spinnaker leg with “Overture” clocking just over 17 knots. The other races were light to moderate. There was a mix rain and sunshine.

Both multihulls performed particularly well in a tightly contended series. As seen in the results table there was nothing between “Overture” and “Miz Behavin” going into the final race. The strong conditions in Race 5 seemed to favour “Overture” just nudging out “Miz Beavin” by one place. This allowed Overture to sneak ahead into 2nd overall. “Miz Behavin” finished two places back in fourth – a great result for JBCYC.

In the monohulls “Dehler Magic” had a good results in races 1 & 3, putting her in 4th position going into the last race. She narrowly missed out on a top 10 position in race 5, placing her 7th overall – a credible position in a field of 22 boats.

Off the water there was loads of entertainment with a great party atmosphere. All our club members enjoyed the activities on offer – some more than others.

One of our members actually shared the stage with the entertainer at the presentation dinner. See if you can pick who it is in the race week photos.


Race results (handicap)

Race No.

Overture

Miz Behavin

Dehler Magic

1

6

3

7

2

2

7

10

3

3

1

2

4

5

7

13

5

2

3

13

Final Position

2nd

4th

7th

Boat numbers

13

13

22

*Total number of entries: 253



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