First Club Race, 24 Nov 2018

So, about the last Sunday’s race…

The three boats battled in shifty conditions to Hidden Island and back. Applejack was too fast across the start line so she had to turn back, what Urban Escape and First Light took advantage of. Urban Escape led all the way and took the first club race win of the season (line and handicap). Applejack caught up with First Light in the final meters. However, First Light run out of water and was forced to tack. This caught Applejack by surprise and she crashed straight into First Light (luckily there was hardly any breeze at that point so the crash was not as picturesque as it sounds here). This unfortunate event threw First Light off balance (I mean, she was still upright and sailing) and Applejack managed to squeeze past her crossing the line in the second place. The victory (it really was the second place but the Applejack crew was celebrating nevertheless) was rather short lived though, as First Light protested (and rightly so) which granted her the second place (line and handicap). You guessed it, Applejack ended up third, on line and on handicap. 

The official results are therefore as follows:

  • LINE:
  • Urban Escape (Steve Gurney) – 01:12:24 – 1 place
  • First Light (Paul Wilson) – 01:18:29 – 2 place
  • Applejack (Mel Gazzard) – 01:16:55 – 3 place
  • HANDICAP (corrected time):
  • Urban Escape (Steve Gurney) – 01:01:11 – 1 place
  • First Light (Paul Wilson) – 01:02:24 – 2 place
  • Applejack (Mel Gazzard) – 01:05:00 – 3 place

There was actually another race on Sunday that followed the first one. Applejack however retired and did not start, while Urban Escape and First Light did a short race around the club area. The results are as follows:

  • LINE:
  • Urban Escape (Steve Gurney) – 00:38:53 – 1 place
  • First Light (Paul Wilson) – 00:41:28 – 2 place
  • HANDICAP (corrected time):
  • Urban Escape (Steve Gurney) – 00:32:51 – 1 place
  • First Light (Paul Wilson) – 00:32:58 – 2 place

For the overall season’s standing, please CLICK HERE.

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