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JBCYC shines at Hamilton Island race week.

posted Aug 31, 2018, 4:59 AM by David Churchward


JBCYC was represented by C’est la Vie (Mark and Karen Tobin) and Manly Too (Mick and Polly Linhart) in this year’s Hamilton Island race week.  The series was held last week (Aug 16th-27th).  Other club members also represented JBCYC as crew. On C’est la Vie it was Steve Simposn, Danii Hearne, and Rick and Collette Early. On Manly Too it was Paul Gooey, Jim Leahy and John Stanisort. Both yachts and their crew were great ambassadors for the club and performed well. C’est la Vie was a standout winning Division 5 overall in her first outing at this regatta. Manly Too won race 6 in the highly competitive Division 2 and finished a credible 10th overall. 

 

Conditions at race week were close to ideal. The clear blue sunny skies each day and a mix of light, moderate and strong wind conditions. The results from individual races and series are shown below

 

Handicap results for C’est la vie and Manly Too

Race No.

C’est la vie

Manly Too

1

7

13

2

2

15

3

2

13

4

7

4

5

4

19

6

24

1

Overall

1

10

Fleet size

28

19

 

The Prix d’Elegance was held before the start of the race 4. This is an opportunity to dress up boats and crew and compete for a best – presented and best-themed prize.  C’est la Vie went for a French theme with red, white and blue sail bags stacked on the deck and crew sporting, blue striped tee shirts, black berets, red scarfs and black moustaches.  Manly Too’s crew were all dressed in very smart and nautical looking tee-shirts with pale blue stripes. Both outfits looked great but missed out on the prize.

 

The week concluded with the presentation night where Mark and Karen collected their trophy. Entertainment for the night was a band called “Furnace and the Fundamentals”, which everyone agreed was one of the best they had ever heard.  The evening topped off a great week.

 

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