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RACE RESULTS 2022-2023 

 RACE #1, 22 October, 2022    See NOR

Racing abandoned due to lack of sailor numbers and weather.

It looks as if, for numerous reasons, the NMSC has dropped in membership again this year. We seem to have lost a few occasional sailors during the last three years of Covid-19 and we now need to encourage new members to our sport. Anyone interested in RC Yacht sailing, come join us!


RESULTS - RACE #2, 5 November, 2022

First race of 2022-3 NMSC Series completed, with 6 boats.

Weather was cool and overcast, wind all over the place from SW to SE at a flukey 2 - 10 kts. Only 19omax, the wind was cool but not too bad as light to medium. The threatened drizzle didn't come till driving home, to luckily give dry racing. All of the racing was in A rig wind range. After the many weeks of rain, the river was up and there was still past ankle-deep water between carpark and our normal sailing platform. We decided to sail from the small southerly platform, as there were only six sailing. Good to see Charles back too and we wish Maureen a rapid recovery.

After our cassette tape player died last year, our new MP3 Speaker is working well, once we get it playing. We need to work out a reliable button-pressing sequence and take out the extra silence track, for less stress for the ladies trying to work it. More than enough volume though and the new 1-minute start was received well.

David, with his Alternative, had good starts and sailed smart and clean to get six 1st and a 2nd as his discard! Peter was back with his Alternative too, but sadly broke a mainsheet after 4 races. Pin-end, port starts were the best again, as the wind shifted after course laying of a basically square course - some legs were works one race, reaches the next and runs became broad reaches. Luck of being in the right place for a shift was a definite factor. David gets a 10 second Penalty.

Six boats started and six sailed every race, which is great. 

Race #2
SAILOR Sail # Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Total Pts Place
PETER0033554DNFDNS275
COLIN724242124152
RICHARD1055524543234
DAVID87111121161
KEN1042433332163
CHARLES1026666655346

David Meldrum 1st - RED 10 second Penalty, Colin Johanson 2nd, Ken Nichols 3rd


RESULTS - RACE #3, 3 December, 2022

Weather was warm a pleasant at up to 25o, wind moving from S to SE at a more steady 3 - 9 kts. The day gave us fun dry racing. All of the racing was in A rig wind range. After many weeks of rain, the river was still up but the water was only in the carpark gutter, so back on our normal sailing platform.

Our new MP3 Speaker and one-minute starts worked well with races being rapid in succession with only 4 racing (sadly). Racing was completed in the pleasant winds so we just kept on having unofficial races, just for the fun of it.

David, with his Alternative, was racing with a 10 second penalty! Peter was back with his Alternative, as was Ken with his rebuilt winch with new electronics and motor working well. Pin-end, port starts were the best again, as the wind shifted after course laying of a triangle course - most legs were consistent with occasional gusts giving some a boost. Choosing your lines and missing buoys were the major factors to better places this time. Colin and his Kantwo get a 10 second Penalty for reasonably consistent racing.

Only four boats started and sailed every race, which is great. 

RACE #3
SAILOR BOAT # RACE 1 RACE 2 RACE 3 RACE 4 RACE 5 RACE 6 RACE 7 Total Pts Place
Ken1043221311102
Colin72211312291
Peter004444233204
David 871332144143

Colin Johanson 1st RED 10 second Penalty, Ken Nichols 2nd, David Meldrum 3rd, 
David Meldrum still - 
RED 10 second Penalty


RESULTS - RACE #4, 17 December, 2022

Weather was warrm a pleasant at up to 23o, wind moving from SW to SE at a more steady 2 - 8 kts. The day gave us fun dry racing. All of the racing was in A rig wind range. 

With our new MP3 Speaker and one-minute starts working well and rapid succession of races, with only 4 racing (again). Racing of 7 races was completed in the pleasant winds so we decided to keep racing, so 8 official races were completed. We decided that, weather and time permitting, we would try for 10 races, with the option to drop back to 7 races.

David, with his Alternative, was racing with a 10 second penalty, yet showed his dominance with 5 bullets! Pin-end, port starts were the best again, as the wind shifted after course laying of a rectangular course. Choosing your lines and missing buoys were the major factors to better places this time. David gets a 20 second Penalty for his consistent racing.

Only four boats started and sailed every race, which is great. 

RACE #4

SAILOR

BOAT#RACE 1RACE 2RACE 3RACE 4RACE 5RACE 6RACE 7RACE 8Total PtsPlace
Ken10422431312142
Colin7233224221153
Richard10544342434244
David6211113143111

David Meldrum 1st YELLOW 20 second Penalty, Ken Nichols 2nd, Colin Johanson 3rd, 
Colin still - 
RED 10 second Penalty


RESULTS - RACE #5, 21January, 2023 - Happy New Year to all

Weather was warm again and sunshine giving a pleasant 24o, wind moving from S to SE at a fluctuating 0 - 10 kts. The day gave us fun dry racing. All of the racing was in A rig wind range. After the crazy Christmas fluctuating weather from freezing to boiling, we had a gem of a day, and initially 4 then 5 boats raced.

The one-minute starts led to easily completing our revised number of races to 10 and one fun scratch race as well, just for the fun of it (Colin redeemed his day by winning the race that didn't count. :-)  We also made an executive decision, after discussions last year, to drop the $3 race-day fee, so come and race freely, in the future.

Pin-end, port starts were the best again, as the wind shifted after course laying of a triangle course - we are restricted in course laying by being in a river where we need to allow boat traffic in the farther third of the river.. We had mainly good breezes, with some big shifts during races, then lulls where we drifted trying to make any headway. As the day went on, the wind built to a really pleasant pressure, giving some fun, tight racing. Ken showed amazing consistency with 8 bullets! Ken now joins Colin with a 10 second Penalty for clean and consistent racing.

Only four boats started racing but Charles then arrived making it 5 boats. Charles is improving each time he sails but needs new sheets to allow proper tuning of his jib to main, which was hindering him. Richard is also getting faster with a 1st and a 2nd today - go Richard!

Colin made a mistake thinking he was on 20 seconds penalty, where it should have been David. Both David and Colin found the generally fast sailing made their penalties hard to overcome, as Ken took off. It will be interesting for future races, now Ken has a 10 second penalty, along with Colin, with David on his 20 seconds penalty.

RACE #5
SAILORBOAT#R1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Total PtsPlace
Ken1043111113111111
David621223342422212
Richard1054342421344274
Colin722434234233263
Charles102    555555  

Ken Nichols 1st RED 10 second Penalty, David Meldrum 2nd, Colin Johanson 3rd, 
David Meldrum still - YELLOW 20 second Penalty, Colin still - 
RED 10 second Penalty