Race Reports

29/04/2017 - Club Championship

Provisional results for PBSC Club Championship April 29th 2016.

Thank you to John Goldsmith, Kerry Holmes and Alicia for their continued support of the club and for doing a fantastic job running the races on a particularly tricky day wind/tide wise.

The Webster was hit (hard) at least 5 time yesterday which must be some kind of record. We may have to introduce mandatory eye testing before races next season or surround the Webster with air bags :-)

Taking out the honours for the day:

1st H16 - Anthony Duchatel / Evelyn Curtis

2nd H16 - Doogie McDougall

3rd H16 - Upu Kila / Sam Miller-Duchatel

4th Weta - Peter DuRoss

Weta Cup:

1st - Peter DuRoss

Fastest boat on the day:

Viper - Beau White - sloop rigged plus spinnaker and sailed one-up makes the Viper a very hard boat to catch.

Best performance of the day:

H16 - Doogie McDougall - Bullets in races one and two

Outstanding effort:

Jake Sweeney - sailing his H16 one-up in race 3 for the first time. Well done indeed !!!

Biggest crash (into Webster) of the day:

A dead heat between Dick and Darren :-(

That's it for the Club Championship for season 2016/2017. Congratulations to all the weekly winners and to those that have taken out the overall honours for the year.

Note: yardsticks and adjustments for one-up sailing have been made, where applicable

Written By: Trevor Gourlay      Start Boat Duty: John Goldsmith / Kerry Holmes


08/04/2017 - Series 2 Pointscore

Provisional results for PBSC Series 2 Pointscore 08/04/2017

A big thank you to Maria for helping out on the start boat.

Top 4 boats for the day:
1st - H16 - Anthony Duchatel/ Evelyn Curtis
2nd - H16 - Upu Kila / Sam Duchatel
3rd - H16 - Andrew Nelson
4th - H16 - Andrew Wilson
Weta Cup:
1st - John McCormick

H16 - 1 Up Cup:
1st - Andrew Nelson
2nd - Andrew Wilson

Note: yardsticks have been adjusted for one-up sailing of a two man boat.

Written By: Trevor Gourlay      Start Boat Duty: Trevor Gourlay / Maria Nelson


12/11/2016 - Series 1 Pointscore

Provisional PBSC Race Results for "Handicap" Pointscore Saturday 12th November 2016.

Thank you to Darren and Barbara for doing a fantastic job running the start boat on a particularly difficult day.

Top 4 boats on the day were:

1st - Upu Kila / Sam Duchatel - Hobie 16
2nd - Andrew Nelson - Hobie 16
3rd - Peter Graham - Weta
4th - Martin Cross - Weta

Weta Cup:
1st - Peter Graham
2nd - Martin Cross
3rd - Peter DuRoss
4th - Peter Martin

Leaving the beach, out on the trapeze flying a hull, the day looked very promising indeed. Oh well, it will be better next week :-)

Darren and Barbara on the start boat had to contend with one of the more difficult days wind wise. The decision of where to set the course wasn't doing Darren's hangover much good at all. Should he set it on the west shore, east shore, north or south ? If he had set it in the middle of the bay and we sailed in a circle we would have had all the wind changes covered.

There were times during the two races were it was fantastic two on the trapeze sailing however the "tide" was the fastest on the bay on some legs. Although the wind gods were not as good to us this week a day out on Pittwater is still a great day!

Capsize of the day went to Denis and Caitlyn on the Capricorn in -8 knots, possibly the backdraft caught them unawares. As Pauline Hanson would say ...... please explain :-)

Many thanks to Richard for feeding us at the post race BBQ as usual.

Note: this is a "Handicap" series and handicaps will be slightly adjusted after each handicap event. Skippers who are new to the club will start with a standard VYC yardstick until a handicap yardstick can be calculated i.e. once we can see how well you are going. Skippers sailing a two hander boat one-up will have their handicap yardstick adjusted by -2. The skipper on start boat duty will receive average points

Written By: Trevor Gourlay      Start Boat Duty: Darren Schmidt / Barbara Klampfer


05/11/2016 - Series 1 Pointscore

Provisional PBSC Race Results for "Handicap" Pointscore Saturday 5th November 2016.

Thank you to Andrew and Maria for doing a fantastic job running the start boat on a particularly difficult day.

Top 3 boats on the day were:
1st - Peter Martin - Weta
2nd - Peter Graham - Weta
3rd - Peter DuRoss - Weta

Weta Cup:
1st - Peter Martin
2nd - Peter Graham
3rd - Peter DuRoss

Barmy, batty, mad as a hatter ..... and Peter's on Weta's !!!

The day started with launching the Webster in a stiff SW breeze and surf like conditions. I could swear my arms are now 2 inches longer after holding the boat while Andrew parked the trailer.
With the majority of sailors deciding to save their bodies for another day it was left to our intrepid Weta sailors to battle it out with a crazy dude sailing a Viper one-up i.e. Beau. p.s. Richard who was meant to be Beau's crew spent the day geared up waving from the beach.

Race 1 started in a moderate 20+ knots, almost becalmed compared to the rest of day! The wind was up, down and sideways for most of the race and apart form Beau missing the finishing line and Martin having gear failure almost uneventful.

As we were sitting on the start boat preparing for the start of race 2 the wind dropped to 10 knots and was looking perfect for a nice sunny cruise around the bay. As the boats approached the start line with 30 seconds to go the breeze was instantly back up to 20+ knots, gusting to 30+. This was a more eventful race with Martin still on the beach making repairs, Beau spending the whole race upside down on various parts of the bay and Peter Graham / Peter DuRoss capsizing their Wetas in sync up near the top mark. The only person to complete the race was our newest member Peter Martin ..... with a masterly display of sailing. p.s. Richard was still waving from the beach trying to attract Beau's attention.

The post racing analysis at the BBQ had the gusts at 35+ .... with some (Peter DuRoss) estimating 70+ at times.

Well done to those that braved the conditions, in particular to Andrew and Maria on the start boat. Launching/retrieving the Webster, setting the course and all the anchor work on a day like that is a lot of hard work.

Many thanks to Richard for feeding us at the post race BBQ as usual.

Full results and year to date progress can be viewed on pbsc.org.au

Note: this is a "Handicap" series and handicaps will be slightly adjusted after each handicap event. Skippers who are new to the club will start with a standard VYC yardstick until a handicap yardstick can be calculated i.e. once we can see how well you are going. Skippers sailing a two hander boat one-up will have their handicap yardstick adjusted by -2. The skipper on start boat duty will receive average points.

Written By: Trevor Gourlay      Start Boat Duty: Andrew Nelson / Maria Nelson


29/10/2016 - Club Championship

Provisional results for PBSC Club Championship October 29th 2016.
 
Thank you to John Goldsmith, Kerry Holmes and Alicia for their continued support of the club and for doing a fantastic job starting/scoring the races.
 
Taking out the honours for the day:
 
1st Weta - Martin Cross
2nd Weta - Peter Martin
3rd Weta - Peter Graham
4th Weta - Peter DuRoss
 
Needless to say the Wetas were smoking hot today !!!
 
Note: yardsticks and adjustments for one-up sailing have been made, where applicable
Written By: Trevor Gourlay      Start Boat Duty: John Goldsmith / Kerry Holmes


22/10/2016 - Series 1 Pointscore

Provisional PBSC Race Results for "Handicap" Pointscore Saturday 22nd November 2016.
 
A big thank you to Richard and Alicia for setting the course and doing the starts.
 
Top 4 boats on the day were:
1st - Michael Henman / Regina Renfree - Hobie 16
2nd - Andrew Nelson - Hobie 16
3rd - Trevor Gourlay - Hobie 16
4th - Darren Schmidt / Barbara Klampfer - Hobie 18
 
Weta Cup:
1st - Martin Cross
2nd - Peter Graham
3rd - Peter DuRoss
4th - Peter Martin
5th - Geoff Waldon
 
Scratch:
Race 1 - Darren Schmidt / Barbara Klampfer - Hobie 18
Race 2 - Darren Schmidt / Barbara Klampfer - Hobie 18
Race 3 - Denis Williams / Gavin Williams - Capricorn F18
Full results and year to date progress can be viewed on pbsc.org.au
Note: this is a "Handicap" series and handicaps will be slightly adjusted after each handicap event. Skippers who are new to the club will start with a standard VYC yardstick until a handicap yardstick can be calculated i.e. once we can see how well you are going. Skippers sailing a two hander boat one-up will have their handicap yardstick adjusted by -2. The skipper on start boat duty will receive average points.
Written By: Trevor Gourlay      Start Boat Duty: Richard Lacey / Alicia Tan


15/10/2016 - Series 1 Pointscore

Provisional PBSC Race Results for "Handicap" Pointscore Saturday 15th November 2016.

The event was originally scheduled as a series of Sprints however it was too good a day to not make up some of missed "Handicap" pointscore races.

Top 3 boats on the day were:
1st - Upu Kila / Rachel Bower - Hobie 16
2nd - Doogie McDougall / Tracy Gowen - Hobie 16
3rd - Andrew Nelson - Hobie 16

Weta Cup:
1st - Peter Graham
2nd - Peter DuRoss
3rd - Martin Cross

Full results and year to date progress can be viewed on pbsc.org.au

Awesome, Brilliant, Magic, Perfect, Fun ..... were some of the words used at the post race BBQ to describe the days racing in near perfect conditions on glorious Pittwater.

Firstly I would like to thank two of the many unsung heroes of the club for their special contributions ...... Andrew Nelson for putting on another training session for the new members and Richard Lacey for all the work he does each week at the club e.g. provisioning for the BBQ, mowing grass and gardening, tidying up, etc. We all appreciate what you do for us each week !!!

What a fantastic day with 18 boats on the start line for three, two lap races, in a cracking nor'easter. It was a day of capsizes with a number of boats having more than one. The little reach from the A mark to the B mark brought a number of boats unstuck with a few pitch poles.

It was great to see Jake and his father Mick on the start line for the first and apart from having a lot of fun they picked up a few handy tips and will be a force to be reckoned with down the track. Phil and Anna achieved their personal goal of completing all races without capsizing and are improving every week.

The proud dad moment of the day goes to Dave Fisher sailing his Hobie 16 with Hayley and Megan. Three up on the trapeze is a sight to behold.

Our growing Weta fleet had a titanic battle with Peter Graham, Peter DuRoss and Martin Cross winning one race each. With more Weta's on the way the pressure will be on each week to place in the top three.

The day was wrapped up with lots of stories at the post race BBQ .... and with everyone having such a good time it went into overtime.

Note: this is a "Handicap" series and handicaps will be slightly adjusted after each handicap event. Skippers who are new to the club will start with a standard VYC yardstick until a handicap yardstick can be calculated i.e. once we can see how well you are going. Skippers sailing a two hander boat one-up will have their handicap yardstick adjusted by -2. The skipper on start boat duty will receive average points.

Written By: Trevor Gourlay      Start Boat Duty: Trevor Gourlay / Joan Gourlay


24/09/2016 - Club Championship

Provisional results for PBSC Club Championship September 24th 2016..

Thank you to John Goldsmith, Kerry Holmes and Alicia for their continued support of the club and for doing a fantastic job starting/scoring the races.

Taking out the honours for the day:

1st H16 - Anthony Duchatel / Evelyn Curtis
 2nd H16 - Doogie McDougall
 3rd H16 - Beau White / Robyn White

Note: yardsticks and adjustments for one-up sailing have been made, where applicable

Written By: Trevor Gourlay      Start Boat Duty: John Goldsmith / Kerry Holmes


17/09/2016 - Series 1 Pointscore

A great day for racing with a fresh sea breeze in bright spring sunshine. Everyone brought their best selves to the party with some close racing; one man-overboard and a general feeling of bonhomie. We managed to get in 4 races (the last with fading wind pressure) and had fun hooning around in the start boat (just don't tell the Commodore).

 

Written By: Phil Malcolm      Start Boat Duty: Phil Malcolm / Anna Hill