DAC Results, Scratch Racing, Thu 10th Nov 2022


Summer is here, so to speak!

The forecast Nor’Easter came in on schedule, rising from 22 to gusts of 40 Km/Hr, (12-22 Knots). We had a mostly sunny day on the Deck and a developing chop as the wind increased.

Fourteen DAC Sailors came along to enjoy the day.

Sail choice started with “C” ‘s, with “D” ‘s the preference for all by the last half of our Racing. Some weed bits floated towards us about 1.00pm but that had mostly gone after the first few Races.
We welcome our two new Members who joined us, to set up their rigs and prepare for our sailing days. Richard Thorpe with boat #356 and John Porter #357, very nice to meet these Gents and see their shiny new boats and sails.
For many reasons we had a good day’s sailing. The Course virtually set itself with no mods needed, although Robin Tickner thought to drag the upwind buoy a little closer at one stage! There were only one or two rescues and we scurried through all our Races in great time. It’s not that we wanted to get away early. To get all 10 Races sailed in good time allows our travellers to enjoy a good day’s sailing and to get an edge on the peak hour traffic.
Welcome back to the top of the Leader-board Stephen Deane. Stephen chose his “D” sail early and quickly set a pace that was the winning formula. With 4 wins, 3 seconds and a third, his first place was assured for the day. Phil Stevenson was always in the hunt and you’d think 5 wins was the answer. Together with two places and a fifth, this gave Phil a score of 18 and second place overall. Noel McPherson was always in the top group and with 5 places, Noel secured a comfortable third. These top three Gents were reasonably clear of the field. Graham Brown, Peter Close and Rob Lowndes scored many places and high finishes between them and set a gap to the rest of the field. Amongst the following mortals, Brendan Hones secured a win in Race 1.
Race winners were Stephen Deane 4, Phil Stevenson 5 and Brendan Hones 1.
Stephen Deane took the honours for the day to win 1st place on 13 points.
Phil Stevenson finished in 2nd place on 18 points.
Noel McPherson in 3rd place with 28 points.
The Club Championship now has Graham Brown in front from Phil Stevenson and Peter Close.
We wish Peter Close and Cliff Bromiley from Dobroyd Aquatic Club, a successful trip as they head North for the 2022 RC Laser National Championships. These to be held at the Sunshine Coast Radio Sailing Club on the 19th and 20th November.
Our next Sail day is Thursday 17th November for a Scratch Event.