2011 Pursuit Series (2) Summer/Autumn

Hornsea Mere

Results are final as of 22:42 on October 23, 2011

Overall

Sailed: 11, Discards: 4, To count: 7, To qualify: 6, Ratings: PY, Entries: 20, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

HelmName

CrewName

Class

SailNo

PY

Boat

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

R7

R8

R9

R10

R11

Total

Nett








17/07/2011

24/07/2011

31/07/2011

21/08/2011

28/08/2011

04/09/2011

11/09/2011

25/09/2011

09/10/2011

16/10/2011

23/10/2011



1st

Tony Ridley

n/a

STREAKER

1599

1162


1

1

1

1

-5

-3

-3

2

1

1

(21.00 DNC)

40

8

2nd

Stuart Hood


STREAKER

1310

1162


3

2

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

4

(21.00 DNC)

2

(21.00 DNC)

3

2

2

102

18

3rd

Hannah Hood

n/a

STREAKER

1631

1162


2

5

2

-8

1

5

1

3

-6

-6

-6

45

19

4th

Paull Elwood

Maddie/Henry Lewis

FIREFLY

3084

1168


(21.00 DNC)

6

9

7

(21.00 DNC)

9

(21.00 DNC)

4

(21.00 DNC)

4

7

130

46

5th

Mike Knight

n/a

LASER RADIAL

44472

1106


6

7

10

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

4

(21.00 DNC)

7

7

9

134

50

6th

Rob Parnaby

n/a

STREAKER

1514

1162


(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

3

11.00 DNF

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

21.00 DNC

5

4

3

4

135

51

DNQ

Mike Mooney


STREAKER

1643

1162


(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

2

(21.00 DNC)

6

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

2

21.00 DNC

3

160

76

DNQ

Natalie Hood


LASER 4.7


1175


(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

7

5

2

7

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

168

84

DNQ

Stuart/Tom Hood

Jane Hood

FIREFLY

2508

1168


(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

6

3

(21.00 DNC)

8

(21.00 DNC)

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

5

21.00 DNC

169

85

DNQ

Pip Warner


BLAZE

637

1046


4

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

1

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

1

174

90

DNQ

Jeremy Wood


STREAKER

1644

1162


(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

4

(21.00 DNC)

2

21.00 DNC

1

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

175

91

DNQ

Len Fisher

Diane Fisher

FIREFLY


1168


5

(21.00 DNC)

8

6

(21.00 DNC)

10

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

176

92

DNQ

Chris Bell

Rob Froud

ALBACORE

7407

1064

Geronimo

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

11.00 DNF

3

4

(21.00 DNC)

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

186

102

DNQ

Dave Berger

(Sheila Mullen)

ALBACORE

6836

1064

By Jingo

(21.00 DNC)

3

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

5

197

113

DNQ

Stephen Sharp

Andy Gilding

OSPREY

1288

940

The Girlfriend

(21.00 DNC)

4

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

214

130

DNQ

Dave Metcalfe

n/a

STREAKER

1526

1162

Kindred Spirit

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

4

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

214

130

DNQ

Stephen Sharp

n/a

SWORDFISH

211

1115


(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

5

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

215

131

DNQ

Dave Berger

n/a

STREAKER

1595

1162


(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

5

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

215

131

DNQ

Stephen Sharp


STREAKER

1589

1162


(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

8

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

218

134

DNQ

Sammi Warner

n/a

STREAKER

179 / 1638

1162


(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

(21.00 DNC)

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

21.00 DNC

8

218

134

This is the Sunday morning Pursuit series 2. 11 races scheduled, 6 to count if at least 6 sailable. Those that start but don't finish are awarded starters + 1 place. Tony Ridley won the series with a race or two to spare.

Sunday 24th of July 2011

Commodore’s claptrap

Morning Pursuit race:


Strong northerlies had been forecast overnight and sailors today were not disappointed in terms of wind strength, and those of us who turned up for the pursuit had some quite exciting planing conditions on the largely reaching course that had been agreed.  Andy Gilding, back briefly from Spain, en route to Brunei had arrived complete with the Commodores windsurfer attached to the roof of his car, to crew for Stephen in the Osprey.  Hannah was back in action, having injured her foot the previous week which meant she missed out on Wednesday evenings sail.  Conditions were quite testing with some strong gusts that more difficult were the 30° wind shifts which would be a feature of the whole day's sailing.  The Albi was only just launched the ring in time to make our allotted start, with a total of seven boats participating.


The interesting action all took place at the front of the fleet with Tony Ridley and Stuart Hood overtaking Paul Elwood, and Tony and Stewart having a battle royal during much of the race, with the lead swapping to a three times, and Tony finally triumphing due to his superior reaching speed.  A relatively short course had been set and weed was a constant hazard.


Dave Berger


Sunday Pursuit 27th July 2011


Well, what a turn up for the books! Fireflies (in the form of Len and Diane and Paul) took 1st and 2nd places this evening due to a combination of propitious events. After yesterday's very successful "Taster Day" day on the water with novices in which a number of this evening's participants took an active part, the "feel good" factor seemed much in evidence. Wonderful what a bit of "new blood" at the Mere brings out. A new prospective member, Nick Tordoff was filling in the paper work to join when I arrived - Nick happens to be a neighbour, and had joined us on a keelboating week in Scotland a few years ago "as ballast" as he put it - "and wit" I added!  - he has an "Omega" he described it as Topper's answer to the Wayfarer, which they have sailed at Filey, but have found the distance a problem, and the sometime lack of wind once having made the trip rather a put-off. Welcome Nick and family!


Also a new sight at the Mere is a "C-Fly" a 15 footer which has been sitting in the front yard of a house more or less opposite where I work in Cottingham Road, Hull for 10 years or so, bow down, full of water (oh how I hate to see a boat so mistreated!). Mike Hood has taken charge of it, and adapted an Osprey mast to fit, using an Enterprise Main and GP14 jib. Quite how we'll rate it for handicap remains to be seen! Hannah and her friend took this out for an hour or so prior to this evening's race - Hannah’s comment on return: "I'm not use to having a jib"!!


I'd agreed to crew for Tobias in his RS Feva - he'd been really helpful on the Taster Day - helping to dispel the myth that you need to be over 50 to be a club member! Tobias has only had his boat for around 8 weeks and since finishing his GCSE's has spent most days when there's any reasonable wind down at the Mere.


Back to tonight's race; confusion reigned in the Streaker ranks as we missed the time to set the race clock ticking and thus the first hooter went at 18.55 (instead of the usual 18.50) - this was no problem to those that had been in the clubhouse when we discovered, in conversation, that 18.50 had passed by. We agreed that it should not affect the set start times. However for those (Dave Metcalfe, Rob Parnaby, Hannah) who'd missed that vital info, they ended up starting 5 mins later than necessary! The Feva was first off, but before the first leg to #3 was over, had been overtaken by the two pursuing Fireflies. I've discovered that asymmetric don't like running! (Which Albacore's absolutely love). Getting the gybe angles right takes some practice, and it hurts to be pointing so far from your destination. We also had rather too much ballast with my 13 stone wrapped around the dagger board.


So - Fireflies to the fore! pursued by Ian McIntyre (who had started at the right time). The other three Streakers had a mountain to climb, metaphorically, though Dave Metcalfe was to show that he was very nearly up to the job. Stephen Sharp and Andy Gilding (Andy at the blunt end tonight) in the Osprey worked away at the time and distance and by the close were right on Paul Ellwood’s tail "It's restored my faith in the Osprey" said Stephen afterwards ... because they stayed upright!


All in all a very jolly outing, though frustrating and disappointing to those that had been caught out by the hooter. Some pretty useful winds at times and a lot of weed, though this is becoming concentrated into more defined and avoidable patches.


On the follow-up to the Taster day, if any members feel they can help by:


1) getting the club's mirror dinghy into a useable state (according to Dave Metcalfe this need not take too long - involves some varnish and paint stripping, then expoxying and re-varnishing)

2) offering some dates and times when they would be available to take out some of those that came along to help them progress some more - I'll commit to offering Sunday mornings (when available) and Wednesday evenings, but I think another day in the week could be problematic for me - I'll speak to my manager!.

3) Be prepared respond positively if/when approached eg on a Sunday and help to ensure their initial interest does not just fizzle out!


- Please let me know. If someone is prepared to consider a co-ordinating role in these activities - do feel free to discuss it with me.

 

What I'd like to do is draw up a schedule of members' and boat availability and send this around to those that came on Tuesday 26th so they can sign up in advance.  


Dave Berger e: bergmull@dberger.karoo.co.uk

Commodore

Commodore's Claptrap 16/10/2011


The day started with grey skies and very little wind inland, but on arrival at the Mere sailors were greeted by a moderate Westerly, with some cloud. Eight boats entered for the pursuit, though in the event, the commodore's boat fell apart just before the start! Undoubtedly stressed during last week's F7 gusts, the sheave on port adjustable shroud exploded as the rig was tensioned. Nursing the boat back ashore in a brisk breeze, a little low-tech engineering courtesy of Mike Hood's workshop, and a new Vectran spliced lead out, courtesy of Sheila's delivery and the following two races were again a possibility. Stephen Sharp also would have got afloat in the Swordie for this morning's race, but for struggles with a recalcitrant garage door as he was about to leave home.


The remaining seven had a good race, using all the Mere with Tony Ridley the clear winner, of both this race and the series, with a "perfect score" of six firsts. Great to see Tom Hood giving his Dad's Firefly an outing today - apparently he's only been racing a handful of times in the last 4 years or so, otherwise he may have pressed Paul Ellwood rather harder! Weed was again in evidence this week, and just may have contributed to some poor showings!



Sunday Pursuit 21st August

Today's Pursuit was marked by two significant events, Jane Hood joined Stuart in their Firefly - great to see you keeping the Uffa Fox two person boat design alive!
Secondly a very unfortunate collision between a mortified Chris Bell, trying to bear away behind Rob Parnaby ("stand-on" vessel) in his Streaker resulting in a "T Bone" prang. Rob's boat will be out of action for a couple of weeks whilst repairs are affected at Brough.

Scoring codes used

Code

Description

Points

DNC

Did not come to the starting area

21

DNF

Started but did not finish

11

Claptrap 23rd October 2011


With gales forecast, the hardy souls who turned up for today's racing were treated to some sizeably shifty winds with a modicum of strength to them. The Southrly direction meant that starts were on fast reaches, leading to some close calls on whether people were over the line or not. Pip set off at speed to catch the fleet in the pursuit, with Dave B starting a minute late due to "officer duties" having conspired to delay his arrival! On the course with many good reaches, Pip was not long in overhauling his nearest boat ahead, and went on to take the fleet and more with plenty of time to spare. Sammi had a somewhat frustrating sail, getting inot irons on a few occasions, hiting a mark, and getting weeded up. However following a quiet pep talk afterwars, her second outing was more gratifying, and coping with steering out of irons has now been conquered!


Tony Ridley confirmed his position as winner of this series, and indeed had done so a couple of weeks previously. Pip had been away a Bala for the Blaze Open meeting there, meaning he'd missed out on at least one of the series.


The first of the afternoon's two handicap races was sailed in quite a decent breeze, with Pip as Race Officer, Hannah borrowed the Blaze. But the action was all amongst the three leading Streakers, with Stuart having most to gain pointswise by a good result, but Dave Metcalfe storming up the inside needing both races to qualify for the series. In the event Stuart won the first, and Dave Metcalfe won the second (though the whole of the second race was contentious owing to a discrepancy between what the string showed on the course board, and the chalked-up direction of rounding of Mark 6).


As a result there was confusion at #6, with the leading four boats rounding to Starboard (as per the string - which avoided a "hooked" rounding), and Stuart and the rest of the fleet rounding to port (as per chalked-up direction).


Who was right? Once off the water, the options were:


to declare the race invalid,

allow positions to stand,

protest the race officer and ask for redress (for those disadvantaged).


In the event Stuart had an unassailable points lead in the series, and as Pip said that a number of boats (unspecified) were over the line at the start, and no-one returned! well.... what to do. We had all had a great sail,  so in god old Engllish compromise mode - we all just pretended it didn't matter and allowed the race and positions to stand.


Next Sunday is the last sailin day of this season, with the penultimate "4thehelluvit" race in the morning, just one (pursuit) race - hopefully round every mark! in the afternoon and then dismantle the clubhouse. Laying up supper and prizegiving on Saturday 12th November at Hornsea Golf Club - details etc available elsewhere on this website.


AGM is the following week - Sunday 20th Novemebr at 2pm also at Hornsea Golf Club. Please support both events to round off the season!


Dave Berger