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"Race One and Three completed for Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht Club"

posted Oct 15, 2008, 4:31 PM by Tony Byrnes
Another great day of sailing was enjoyed by over 20 yachts. Two races were held in lovely and varied conditions. The water was smooth but the wind whipped up for the afternoon's race and hence required boats to down-size their sails to maintain good control.

That said, there was still plenty of thrills n close calls in the racing with some controversy at mark roundings. No protests were lodged however as the club members seem to prefer a happy comraderie. It's back at the after racing social where there's always the opportunity for stirring aplenty for the perpetrators and their victims!

The course allowed for everyone to keep a close eye on the entire fleet, and so also share in observing some great tussles.
Boats that stood out on the day with their great performances were in Race One: Peter Cowman's Double Time and Terry Ford's Jouisance. Tony Byrne and his crew delighted in finally beating the trimaran Wahoo over the line after their disappointment of only just failing to beat Cougar around the first mark!

In the second race it was the finish of the 3 Cats, racing for line honours, with Tranquility just nipping Sea Change and a newcomer, Las Brisas, at the post that provided some entertaining viewing! Double Time was a standout the entire day, as was Jamie Andrew's Taste and Tried with Kanga Birtles crewing. Peter O'Reilly on Pleasure 4 sailed well, as did Denis Meredith on Making Waves and as always the presence of the Navy boat Alexander provided great competition.

The full results are as follows:

Race 1 (which was the make up race for the one blown out at the start of the season.)
DIV 1   Line Honours
Cougar
RHS
1.Jouisance
2. Arabesque
3. Cougar
PHS
1. Taste & Tried
2. Jouisance
3. Arabesque

DIV 2  Line Honours
Double Time
RHS
1. Double Time
2. Making Waves
3. Rock Hopper
PHS       Note: On a provisional handicap (ie not completed 3 races) Sundowner won but can't be given the result.
1.Making Waves
2. Double Tim
3. Aqua Gem

RACE 3 (second race)
DIV 1   Line Honours
Wahoo
RHS
1. Wahoo
2. Arabesque
3. Cougar
PHS
1. Taste & Tried
2. Wahoo
3. Pleasure IV

DIV 2  Line Honours
Tranquility
RHS
1. Double Time
2. Tranquility
3. Sea Change
PHS
1. Sea Change
2. Tranquility
3. Making Waves
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