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Race 2 Spring Series 2014

posted Oct 18, 2014, 11:02 PM by David Churchward   [ updated Oct 27, 2014, 4:33 AM ]

A warm and fine day with the promise of a freshening breeze greeted the 14 yachts that lined up for the start of the second race of the Parkhaven Lodge Spring Series. The single start saw all three divisions cross the line and sail in close quarters to the windmark, with the division one and three yachts pulling away on the downwind and reaching legs.

 Mark Tobin’s Cougar was the first division one boat to the windmark mark, but they couldn’t hold back Mick Linhart’s Manly Too or Peter O’Reilly’s Fuzzy Logic who took the lead early and led the charge around the bay. Line honours was taken by Manly Too however on handicap it the Navy’s Friendship in first place followed by Fuzzy Logic.

 In Division Two Motion beat Matana to the windward mark however Paul Gooey on Matana skilfully used the conditions provided by the moderate breeze to lead the way southwards down the bay and across to Vincentia. The legs back to Callala Bay saw the breeze strengthen to 20 to 25 knots, ideal conditions for Motion who soon reclaimed the lead. It was David & Pauline Churchward’s Motion that took out line honours as well as first place on handicap, followed closely by Matana.

 Division three was contested by the two Seawind 1000 catamarans Tranquility, skippered by Allan Leach, and Overture, skippered by Kevin Lord. Tranquility led the way to the windward mark and maintained the lead for the rest of the race taking out both the line honours and handicap results. 

David Churchward,
Oct 28, 2014, 4:31 AM