Race Reports

14/10/2017 - Handicap Pointscore

Provisional PBSC Race Results for "Handicap" Pointscore Saturday 14th October 2017.

A big thank you to Mick, Trevor and Alicia for setting the course and doing the starts.

Top 3 boats on the day were:
1st - Andrew Nelson / Davis Koorey - Hobie 16
2nd - Peter DuRoss - Weta
3rd - Anthony Duchatel - Hobie 14

Weta Cup:
1st - Peter DuRoss

Battle of Titans (Hobie 14 vs Weta) on Scratch:
1st - Anthony Duchatel - Hobie 14
2nd - Peter DuRoss - Weta
(two races to one)

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

Lessons learnt on the day:
- "never" not turn up for sailing because you think the conditions will be unsuitable. Once again by the time racing came around the wind had settled right down and there was only a light dusting of rain. The wind peaked around 14 knots and at times was more like a drifter :-) All in all in was a pretty good day of racing with lots of variety and challenges
- invite Mick along to help out on the start boat. It's so much easier when he is doing all the work :-)
- Anthony is hard to beat no matter what he is sailing :-( If he wasn't on the baseline H14 handicap due to this being his first outing on the boat and the amount of weather helm he was having .... he would have been very hard to beat. As it turned out it would have been a perfect day for him to sail the H16 one-up
- Master Yoda and young Skywalker (Andrew and Davis) found out two on the trapeze works so much better with wind ..... splash !!!!
- Darren learnt that when it's not you day, it's not your day. Hopefully the H18 will be back in fighting shape for the Marathon next week

It was good to have Martin Cross drop in for a beer post race. You need to get a Cat so you rejoin us on a more regular basis .... failing that it's always good to catch up with you at the BBQ.
Did I mention the fiery debate in the protest room post racing :-) .... I will save that story for another day. It was all fairly light hearted with the protest chairman (Martin Cross) giving the decision to H14 over Weta :-) Watch out for some Weta revenge in coming weeks with some refined strategy :-)

Note: this is a "Handicap" series and handicaps will be slightly adjusted at the beginning of each month. Skippers who are new to the club will start with a base yardstick and will be given a personal yardstick after completing 3 races.

The personal yardstick for one-up sailing of a two person boat will be used where appropriate.

Written By: Trevor Gourlay      Start Boat Duty: Trevor Gourlay / Mick Sweeney


07/10/2017 - Handicap Pointscore

Provisional PBSC Race Results for "Handicap" Pointscore Saturday 7th October 2017.

A big thank you to Michael and Regina for setting a great course and doing the starts. Also, many thanks for a fine BBQ :-)

Top 4 boats on the day were:
1st - Anthony Duchatel / Evelyn Curtis - Hobie 16
2nd - Richard Lacey / Belinda Koorey - Hobie 16
3rd - Peter DuRoss - Weta
4th - Trevor Gourlay - A Class

Weta Cup:
1st - Peter DuRoss
2nd - Geoff Waldon

Dick was well in contention until he parted company with his boat in race 2 :-(

Thank you to Mick for being the second safety boat on the day.

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 at the beginning of each month. Skippers who are new to the club will start with a base yardstick and will be given a personal yardstick after completing 3 races. The personal yardstick for one-up sailing of a two person boat will be used where appropriate.

Written By: Trevor Gourlay      Start Boat Duty: Michael Henman / Regina Renfree


23/09/2017 - Club Championship

Provisional results for PBSC Club Championship September 23rd 2017.

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

Top 5 boats for the day:
1st - Weta - Peter Martin
2nd - A Class - Dick Clarke
3rd - Viper Sloop - Tristian White / Beau White
4th - Weta - Peter DuRoss
5th - A Class - Trevor Gourlay

Top 3 boats on scratch:
1st - A Class - Dick Clarke
2nd - Viper Sloop - Tristian White / Beau White
3rd - A Class - Trevor Gourlay

Weta Cup:
1st - Peter Martin
2nd - Peter DuRoss

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


16/09/2017 - Handicap Marathon Series

Provisional PBSC Race Results for "Handicap" Marathon Series Saturday 16th September 2017.

A big thank you to Trevor, Joan and Alicia for setting the course and doing the start.

Top 3 boats on the day were:
1st - Andrew Nelson / Davis Koorey - Hobie 16
2nd - Darren Schmidt / Barbara Klampfer - Hobie 18
3rd - Dick Clarke - A Class

Weta Cup:
(no Weta's were injured in the making of a great day)

Thank you to BBQ cooks.

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 at the beginning of each month. Skippers who are new to the club will start with a base yardstick and will be given a personal yardstick after completing 3 races. The personal yardstick for one-up sailing of a two person boat will be used where appropriate

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


09/09/2017 - Handicap Pointscore

Provisional PBSC Race Results for "Handicap" Pointscore Saturday 9th September 2017.

A big thank you to Andrew and Maria for setting the course and doing the starts on a very cool blustery day.

Top 4 boats on the day were:
1st - Darren Schmidt / Michael Gillmeister - Hobie 18
2nd - James Butler / Davis Koorey - Hobie 16
3rd - Richard Lacey / Belinda Koorey - Hobie 16
4th - Michael Henman / Regina Renfree - Hobie 16

Weta Cup:
(no Weta's were injured in the making of a great day)

Thank you to Mick for being the second safety boat on the day and taking some photos.

Thank you to Andrew and Maria for the BBQ.

Next week Trevor will be on the start boat and running the first race of the Marathon Series for season 2017/18. Keep an eye on facebook during the week for any announcements or polls.

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 at the beginning of each month. Skippers who are new to the club will start with a base yardstick and will be given a personal yardstick after completing 3 races. The personal yardstick for one-up sailing of a two person boat will be used where appropriate.

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


02/09/2017 - Handicap Pointscore

Provisional PBSC Race Results for "Handicap" Pointscore Saturday 2nd September 2017 .

A big thank you to Anthony, Maria and Alicia for setting the course and doing the starts.

Top 4 boats on the day were:
1st - Trevor Gourlay - A Class
2nd - Jake Sweeney / Tess Sweeney - Hobie 16
3rd - Phillip Malcolm / Anna Hill - Hobie 16
4th - Geoff Waldon - Weta

Weta Cup:
1st - Geoff Waldon

Scratch:
1st - Trevor Gourlay - A Class
2nd - Andrew Nelson / Davis Koorey
3rd - Michael Henman / Regina Renfree

There were three different handicap race winners on the day with Jake / Tess, Phil / Anna and Trevor each taking a win.

A big PBSC welcome to our newest two members, Belinda Koorey and Davis Koorey. We look forward to seeing you on the course on a regular basis.

Thank you to Mick and Fiona for being the second safety boat on the day and taking some photos.

Thank you to Anthony for another gourmet BBQ. Next week Andrew and Maria will be on the start boat and running the races.

Keep an eye on facebook during the week for any announcements or polls.

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 at the beginning of each month. Skippers who are new to the club will start with a base yardstick and will be given a personal yardstick after completing 3 races. The personal yardstick for one-up sailing of a two person boat will be used where appropriate.

Written By: Trevor Gourlay      Start Boat Duty: Anthony Duchatel / Evelyn Curtis


26/08/2017 - Heart Starter 2017

Good friends, good weather, good sailing, good bbq ....... season 2017/18 is underway !!!!

It may have been a little on the light side at times but there was some trapeze action in the steady NE breeze and you couldn't wipe the smile off everyone's faces at the post race BBQ.

Top 4 boats of the day:
1st - Viper - Beau White
2nd - Hobie 16 - Anthony Duchatel / Evelyn Curtis
3rd - A Class - Dick Clarke
4th - Weta - Geoff Waldon

Thank you to Mick Sweeney for coming out on the rib and helping out on the course.

Thank you to Anthony and Evelyn for putting on a fantastic post race BBQ.

Bring on next week, the first race in the Handicap Pointscore series for 2017/18.

Written By: Trevor Gourlay      Start Boat Duty: Trevor Gourlay


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