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2012 Spring/Early Summer Pursuit Series (1)

Hornsea Mere

Results are final as of 22:34 on July 11, 2012

Overall

Sailed:10, Discards:4, To count:6, To qualify:5, Ratings:PY, Entries:15, Scoring system:Appendix A

Rank

HelmName

CrewName

Class

SailNo

PY

R1

R2

R3 too windy!

R4

R5

R6

R7

R8

R10

R11

Total

Nett








15/04/2012

22/04/2012

29/04/2012

06/05/2012

13/05/2012

20/05/2012

10/06/2012

17/06/2012

01/07/2012

08/07/2012




1st

Stuart Hood


STREAKER

1310

1162

2

4

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

1

1

1

2

75

11


2nd

Tony Ridley

n/a

STREAKER

1599

1162

(16 DNC)

3

(16 DNC)

6

3

5

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

3

3

87

23


3rd

Rob Parnaby

n/a

STREAKER

1805

1162

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

2

(16 DNC)

1

3

16 DNC

6 DNF

1

93

29


4th

Mike Knight

n/a

STREAKER

1644

1162

3

-8

(16 DNC)

7

7 DNF

7

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

4

4

88

32


5th

Hannah Hood

n/a

STREAKER

1631

1162

1

5

(16 DNC)

5

2

(16 DNC)

4

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

16 DNC

97

33


DNQ

Pip Warner


BLAZE

637

1040

(16 DNC)

1

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

1

2

(16 DNC)

16 DNC

16 DNC

16 DNC

116

52


DNQ

Paul Ellwood

n/a

FIREFLY

3084

1168

(16 DNC)

6

(16 DNC)

4

(16 DNC)

8

7

(16 DNC)

16 DNC

16 DNC

121

57


DNQ

Jeremy Wood


STREAKER

1800?

1162

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

1

7 DNF

3

(16 DNC)

16 DNC

16 DNC

16 DNC

123

59


DNQ

Mike Mooney


STREAKER

1643

1162

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

3

(16 DNC)

6

5

16 DNC

16 DNC

16 DNC

126

62


DNQ

Dave Berger

Maybe!

ALBACORE

6836

1065

(16 DNC)

7

(16 DNC)

8

(16 DNC)

4

(16 DNC)

16 DNC

16 DNC

16 DNC

131

67


DNQ

Steve Sharp

Andy Gilding

OSPREY

1288

940

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

9

7 DNF

(16 DNC)

6

16 DNC

16 DNC

16 DNC

134

70


DNQ

Rob Froud


ALBACORE

7407

1065

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

16 DNC

16 DNC

2

16 DNC

16 DNC

16 DNC

146

82


DNQ

Andy Gilding

n/a

Swordfish

211

1115

(16 DNC)

2

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

16 DNC

16 DNC

16 DNC

16 DNC

16 DNC

146

82


DNQ

Mike Hood

n/a

STREAKER

1631

1162

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

(16 DNC)

16 DNC

16 DNC

16 DNC

16 DNC

2

16 DNC

146

82


This is the Sunday morning Pursuit series 1. 10 races scheduled, 6 to count if at least 6 sailable. Those that start but don't finish are awarded starters + 1 place.

Scoring codes used


Code

Description

Points



DNC

Did not come to the starting area

16

DNF

Started but did not finish

Varies




















ClapTrap  2/7/2012


I've been away in the Far East and then came back to a week of no sailing during the change over precipitated by Mike Hood's retirement - for which we all wish him and his family the very best in the forthcoming weeks and months. In my absence, there have been some very good turnouts, and one particular series of results - Rob Froud is dominating the Wednesday evening pursuit series sailing solo in Chris Bell's Albacore - quite put my nose out of joint last Wednesday evening - outsailed me in lightish conditions. Must be losing my touch!


Ian McIntyre has generously loaned his Blaze to a number of people, which who knows may result in that fleet growing (though I don't think there'll be too many more defectors from the Streaker fraternity).


We're settling down to running our own safety boat but there was a disturbing situation on Sunday last when there were 5 people (nominally) ashore looking after the interests of just three sailors. Let's hope that was a bit unusual - certainly a sailing club with that sort of ratio of support to sailors is unsustainable (well it becomes debatable whether it remains a sailing club!).


Yesterday was moderately windy and Stuart Hood showed how well he can manage such conditions - he had same competition from brother Mike who was getting in some sailing before his enforced period (hopefully not too long) of inactivity. His work duties at the Mere has meant that for the past 14 years, his own sailing has taken a distinctly rear seat. Welcome to the fleet Mike and we hope to see you again as soon as you're fit again.


Mike Knight was on excellent form and completed all three races today, having only Hannah as a competitor in the final race. He leads the table in the Sunday Pursuit series, and whilst he still needs to perfect gybing in stronger winds, he needs no lessons in recovery!


The next few weeks will see a number of us being trained by Stephen Sharp and Mike Mooney in powerboat handling and assisting recovery of capsized boats. Once this has happened we hope to provide greater accessibility for casual sailors. Meanwhile, Pauline Mooney has very kindly agreed to look after collection of the Berth Fees due for the rest of the season.


Dave Berger

Commodore



Sunday sailing 20th May 2012


What a contrast to last week's howling gale! - still a reasonable amount of wind, but quite manageable, though 2 races single-handed for both the Albacore and the Firefly sailors proved enough, so Paul and Dave joined forces for the last race, to do battle on the water with Chris Bell and Rob Froud.


The morning's Pursuit turned into a procession with Rob Parnaby storming off and extending his lead on the fleet throughout the race - he ended up around one whole long leg (to #3) ahead of the other Streakers, with Pip just not able to catch him. Rob's new boat has clearly given him more than just an edge! However things were not to go all his own way for both races in the afternoon. Rob won the first afternoon race, and indeed apart from the Blaze, Streakers pretty much had things their own way, however Pip, having donned his new sail, showed a clean pair of heels in the second afternoon race. Chris Bell demonstrated how to catch the breeze on the reach to #4, drawing well ahead of us in the other Albacore - we made some inroads into the lead he's made on us, but Chris gained 7th in both races, whereas we only managed 8, and I one my own 10th.


These were the last two races of this series, which was scheduled as a 16 race series, but 2 races were not sailable, so of the 14, 8 were needed to qualify and 8 results would be counted. This meant that Pip just won the series, with Hannah, who before discards was leading, coming in just 2 points adrift. Rob P had not taken delivery of his boat for some of the early races or the final tally might well have been different. Mike Knight is also showing how far he's progressed and is now snapping at the heels of the rest of the Streaker group.


Stephen Sharp played kites with the idea he might take some aerial photos but decided the risk of crashing his camera and rig in the variable northerly wind was just too great - and there I was posing around #9 just for the camera! Andy Gilding had attempted the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on Saturday and managed 2 of them before his "screaming" knees cried "enough". Armchair/overcoat sailing was the order of the day for him today.  


Thomas and Tobias brough down their new-to-them Laser 3000, collected yesterday and had fun finding out where all the bits of string go, however not having yet insured it, they were "advised" they should not sail it. Aden Levitt with dad crewing was out in their Enterprise and managing the tricky conditions very well, with due consideration for parked Albacores! (well especially Chris' which looks very splendid and shiny) on his return approach to the jetty.


The next two weekends comprise the Spring End Series - 6 races with 4 to count - at least on of which needs to be a Pursuit.


Dave Berger


Sunday 13th May


Well a degree of warmth has arrived at last with some splendid winds today. Not for the faint-hearted it would appear, but that didn't deter Steve and Dominic from York from rigging their Merlin Rocket and eventually launching it, with Dominic (the son) at he blunt end. They've had some experience in Lasers, and recently had some training at Rutland Water. They managed a bit of reaching to and fro, having with help mastered rigging this fiendishly complex boat – more string than an \Albacore and Osprey combined! Mike Hood stood by after the inevitable dunking, and after some attempts to right the boat, once they'd got in towards the reeds, and back upright escorted them back to the shore. Not dismayed or put off, we hope they'll make the trip again!


The morning pursuit attracted seven boats, of which four finished. A capsize and mast-in-the-mud event put paid to the Osprey, Tony Ridley with small sail looked quite comfortable, Mike Mooney came in early, as did Jeremy, but Pip led by the finish with Hannah a strong second. Mike Knight managed the conditions well and is really enjoying sailing the Streaker.

Sunday 6th May
The morning pursuit attracted a respectable entry, in not a lot of wind. Dave had reworked the start times, in theory anyway but these had not been published, so we stuck to last year's starting times, and nine boats partook of the light-wind conditions. It was to prove instructive for sailing later in the day as there was a considerable north-south divide on the mere, and the beat to #1 meant that you had to work either shore, anywhere but the middle, otherwise you got stuffed! Streakers had it all their own way for all the sailing today with 1,2,and 3 places, Paul held on to keep 4th place whilst the Albacore and Osprey mad no inroads to the finishing order.


Dave Berger

23-4-2012


Race report 15-4-2012


Cold it was, and indeed had been for the Streaker Open meeting the day before, supported by 25 hardy sailors. Some only sailed a single race of the three scheduled, mostly due to the cold, but also the gnarly, holey nature of the wind. Sunday saw more of this character in the wind, and only three hardy souls sailed the first of the Pursuit series, with Hannah demonstrated her liking and mastery of the conditions with a convincing win. Mike Knight determinedly sailed all three races today, having sailed against the assembled opposition yesterday -  as did Hannah - she sailed all three the previous day - such is the stamina of youth!!! well done to all.


The afternoon saw a wider field of boats out to test them selves. The wind was NE around F3-4 with occasional veering/backing (depending which tack/gybe you were on!) gusts of F5 or so. Brian Ruston, ably assisted by Judy was OD and set a near-run start to the temporary #1 (which had come adrift yesterday). Pip took an early lead and held it throughout the race. Chris Bell caught every available gust on the reaches, and with Rob hanging well over the side on the beats showed how much Albacores thrive in a "bit of a blow". Stuart and Hannah had some good sport, with Hannah coming out well from it all. Tony Ridley, having found the previous day's conditions awkward and painful with his tennis elbow (clearly he should stick to sailing!) dosed himself with painkillers and sailing with a small sail to good effect, enjoyed both races!


Dave and Sheila worked every shift, but were unable to put right the deficit of a very poor start and could not manage to get ahead of Chris & Rob - Dave needs to sharpen up on starts, luffing, mark tactics - the list goes on in By Jingo!!


Andy and Paul in Stephen Sharp's SWORDFISH showed good form on the beats, but had some problems with a recalcitrant main halyard that was intent on slipping down the mast, leading to lack of kicker and a low boom. The Swordie also just refused to "pick up its skirts" on the reaches. Les and Alan wisely decided, after a trial before the start not of play spinnakers, but had fun watching the "two and eight" between the Albacores from their grandstand seats on our tails.


Hannah hung on in, sailing a very consistent race with impressive reaching planes. In this race there was a limit to the real windward work, though there were gains to be made by choosing the right side of each beat though this changed on each round!


Sheila negotiated to be substituted for the second race by Tobias, who'd come down to sail with Brian Joyce, and had taken his Feva out with Brian crewing to test the conditions earlier. Not enough space and power combined with painfully cold hands meant that Tobias was a willing competent and heavier crew for Dave for the second afternoon race. This time Pip had some competition, and Dave & Tobias more than once got close to his transom, particularly on the beats. Stuart, having swapped both mast and sail was impressive and won the race, by one second from Dave & Tobias, with Pip third, again only one second adrift, and Hannah just a few seconds behind Pip. Now that's close handicap racing for you! - Looks like RYA's efforts to iron out the handicaps for 2012 have come up with a formula that works - for our respective levels anyway. The likes of Tom Gillard (winner of the Streaker Open on Saturday) would have shown us all a thing or two -  though "it's all relative" I hear someone say!


Those with keen eyes for the information in the results tables will spot a couple of differences this year:
1 I am including tables for individual races in the published results of handicap series

2 In these extra tables are shown the corrected times after the handicapping has been applied

3 There are two further columns, BCE is “Back Calculated Elapsed” time – that is how many seconds and minutes behind the leader a boat was, and BCR which is “Back Calculated Rating” or the PY number that that boat would have needed to be level on handicap with the winner - so you’ll see that the winners BCR is the boat’s PY for this year. – Not me being clever – it’s a facility in Sailwave!


See you on the water!


Dave Berger

15-4-2012