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2015 Vintage Yacht Regatta

Vintage Yacht Regatta 2015 ~ Overall report

A few days before this year’s Vintage Yacht Regatta there were a few nervous looks at Queensland Cruising Yacht Club with a wind forecast that predicted a little more breeze then ideal for the fleet on over thirty classic yachts.

As it turned out, the weekend brought warm, sunny weather and near perfect breeze. Spectators and crews alike were treated to beautiful yachts and champagne sailing.

The courses this year were a little different to previous years and it quickly became apparent who had not done their ‘homework’ the night before as race one started and the odd boat heading off in a direction that the more informed members of the fleet disagreed with.

By race two discussions on board appeared to have ironed out the head scratching and the race proceeded in a far more orderly fashion.

2015 Vintage Yacht Regatta

Vintage Yacht Regatta 2015 Jordana Statham

One of the best aspect of this annual event, now in its 40th year, is the camaraderie on the competitors and that was shown perfectly by the now, greatly exaggerated, hilarious stories concerning the mistakes of the day back being told at the club.

Sunday morning racing was deliberately scheduled to allow a long lazy breakfast and plenty of time for everyone to wander around the boats. One of the most hotly contested elements of the regatta is the Best Presented awards. This year was no exception with the judge having to start looking at every tiny mark and scratch in order to find a winner.

Back on the water and unbelievably the weather eclipsed the previous day allowing the crew to revel in another great day of racing.

And then all too soon it is back to the club and time for the presentations. In keeping with the regatta spirit, this is a great affair with as many prizes given out for the things skippers don’t want to be recognised for and those that they do.

The optional pursuit race on Monday saw a small fleet take to the water but their luck had finally run out with the wind as they drifted on a flat calm bay in warm sunshine. Still, not a bad way to spend the Queens Birthday holiday!

Results: 1 Division  Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 11, Scoring system: Appendix A

 Rank  Yacht  Sail Number  Skipper  Starting Handicap  Race One  Race Two  Race Three  Race Four  Total  Nett
1st Wraith of Odin cyc55 Keith Glover 1.08 10.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 16.0 16.0
2nd Four Winds 0 Gary Bradshaw .824 1.0 3.0 3.0 10.0 17.0 17.0
3rd Fairwyn Chris Roberts .91 2.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 20.0 20.0
4th Tequila 64 Jono and Josh Walker .977 5.0 10.0 2.0 4.0 21.0 21.0
5th Camille MH111 Peter Moran 1 7.0 6.0 9.0 1.0 23.0 23.0
6th Pagan R18 Peter Kerr .98 9.0 8.0 5.0 2.0 24.0 24.0
7th Balamara 0 John Richardson .912 3.0 5.0 10.0 7.0 25.0 25.0
8th Merry Mac 807 Tony Holm .873 4.0 9.0 4.0 8.0 25.0 25.0
9th Skirmish 50 Tony Harland .97 6.0 11.0 7.0 6.0 30.0 30.0
10th Laurabada 1 [one] Ivan Holm 1 11.0 4.0 8.0 9.0 32.0 32.0
11th Think Big 3257 .995 8.0 1.0 12.0 DNC 12.0 DNC 33.0 33.0

2 DivisionSailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 12, Scoring system: Appendix A

 Rank  Yacht  Sail Number  Skipper  Starting Handicap  Race One  Race Two  Race Three  Race Four  Total  Nett
1st Bluenose 0 Gerard Forde .681 8.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 12.0 12.0
2nd Karunda W1 Greg Doolan .8 7.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 17.0 17.0
3rd Dulcibella 03 Euan macdonald .816 3.0 7.0 3.0 5.0 18.0 18.0
4th Nimmitabel 538 Trevor Green .74 1.0 8.0 9.0 2.0 20.0 20.0
5th Porthaethwy 02 Detlef Bauer .816 6.0 4.0 6.0 4.0 20.0 20.0
6th Tom Thumb B4 Paul Aroney .827 4.0 5.0 8.0 6.0 23.0 23.0
7th Nereid J39 Mike King .843 5.0 6.0 5.0 8.0 24.0 24.0
8th RTFM none David Pforr .78 9.0 1.0 2.0 13.0 DNC 25.0 25.0
9th Lyla JQ 125 John King .843 2.0 9.0 7.0 9.0 27.0 27.0
10th Amarys 562 Graham Carter .827 13.0 DNC 10.0 10.0 7.0 40.0 40.0
11th Nudi Rudi 96 Dustin Callum .845 13.0 DNC 13.0 DNC 13.0 DNC 13.0 DNC 52.0 52.0
11th Tahua n/a Mary Findlay 0.726 13.0 DNC 13.0 DNC 13.0 DNC 13.0 DNC 52.0 52.0

3 Division Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 5, Scoring system: Appendix A

 Rank  Yacht  Sail Number  Skipper  Starting Handicap  Race One  Race Two  Race Three  Race Four  Total  Nett
1st Seraya MB3 Hank Kauffmann 1.061 4.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 8.0 8.0
2nd Jemimah 3413 Dean Morse 0.876 6.0 DNC 3.0 2.0 1.0 12.0 12.0
3rd Obsession 108 Jim Sue .94 2.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 12.0 12.0
4th Marriah RQ 809 Peter Holm 0.98 3.0 2.0 4.0 5.0 14.0 14.0
5th Watch This Space AUS832 / KA23 Tony Rigby 0.88 1.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 15.0 15.0

4 DivisionSailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 4, Scoring system: Appendix A

 Rank  Yacht  Sail Number  Skipper  Starting Handicap  Race One  Race Two  Race Three  Race Four  Total  Nett
1st Lola Symbol TC Tim Robinson 0.708 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 6.0 6.0
2nd G. I. Go 26 David Hoffman 0.78 2.0 5.0 DNC 3.0 1.0 11.0 11.0
3rd Jack Tar n/a Peter Gray 0.76 5.0 DNC 5.0 DNC 2.0 2.0 14.0 14.0
4th Jumbuck 2736 John Morrison 0.74 5.0 DNC 5.0 DNC 5.0 DNC 5.0 DNC 20.0 20.0

by Nigel Statham

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