July 16 - 22, 2017: Issue 321
MC38 Winter Regatta Act 3 2017 On Pittwater: Hosted By RPAYC
Flaky First Day For MC38s In Winter Series Act 3MC38 Winter Regatta Act 3, July 15-16, 2017 on Pittwater hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
For a flaky Pittwater day with barely enough wind to pull off the schedule, there was plenty going on in the MC38 Winter Series act 3.
Half the fleet sailed an incorrect course in the opening race in light sou’west winds and two of those ran out of time to be scored. There were a number of start OCSs and umpire flags raised, and early series leader, Chris Way’s Easy Tiger, began famously with two wins on the trot then slipped to fourth overall due to spinnaker halyard issues and a resulting race three retirement.
Leslie Green’s Ginger, helmed by Julian Plante, put in a consistent effort - three thirds and a second - to be two points in front of John Bacon’s Dark Star at the end of racing in light winter northerlies on Saturday afternoon.
Colin Beashel, Ginger’s technician, said the only printable description of their outing is “interesting”. “Someone shook the pointscore up! We thought we’d won that first race but found out we’d done an extra lap; then we were OCS in races two and three but managed to recover.
“Pittwater in winter is certainly an interesting playground though it wasn’t raining or too cold,” the multiple Olympic sailor added, wanting to be upbeat.
NSW State Junior Surfing Titles 2017
Club Marine Pittwater To Paradise Regatta: Oldies And YD Combine On Le Billet
Mark Tinworth and Mark Waterhouse, owners of the Pittwater based yacht Le Billet, intend to repeat their successful crew program and give youth sailors the run of their boat for a six- part offshore series that includes the Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise ocean race in early January 2018.