CYCLONE DEBBIE AND SAILING DON'T MIX

CYCLONE DEBBIE AND SAILING DON'T MIX

The remnants of Cyclone Debbie played havoc with the racing schedule at the NZTYA Trailer Yacht Nationals held at Evans Bay over Easter.   The RO wisely decided that winds of 25 – 35 knots, gusting 50 knots on Good Friday, would not provide ideal conditions for fair competition, abandoning racing until Easter Sunday.   On Sunday the wind deserted us and conditions were almost too light, requiring one race to be abandoned due to lack of breeze as the wind direction swung from the north to the south.   6 races were completed on Sunday, with A Div dominated by the Ross 780s.   

Racing was close - in 5 of the 6 races completed there was less than 5 minutes between 1st and last boats on corrected time

Results are:

A Divsion

Line Honours -  Mystery Achievement Ross 780 -

Rating

1st   Mystery Achievement

2nd  XT Sea - Ross 780

3rd  Ghost Train - Ross 780 - Mike Dunlop

B Division

Line Honours - Charade - Noelex 22 - Alex Bruce

Rating

1st  Charade

2nd Murihiku - Noelex 22 -

2017 NZTYA National Championship

1st  Charade

2nd Mystery Achievement

3rd Ghost Train   

See the photo gallery at https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNH7e7KpUxxRQUq4OIt-K0f3GL1bTHYz-xt6XrTQEl8y_1YJRl12YoVqNUZfiQitQ?key=d1pCdEhyRTZGcjZneUYxby16NXFrdnNxLTNaY0VRfor some great shots from Karen Bruce.

Thanks to Evans Bay for a great regatta. 

 

Posted: Mon 24 Apr 2017

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