Tasmania Results

23 May 2017

TAS RM Southern Championship - 21st May

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Sunday 21st May 2017
Well, the dam turned on a cracker of a day with steady northerly winds gusting to 10 knots greeting the six starters. B rigs were selected for the morning’s session before changing up to A rigs after lunch as the wind lightened off. However the northerly wind of around 6 knots still made for an afternoon of excellent racing conditions. Ray Joyce’s Katana hit its stride, winning 10 of the 15 races sailed, showing some dominant boat speed. Weed was only a slight problem but not enough to seriously affect results.
 
John Hall sailed consistently to take out second, with Lisa Blackwood third on the podium. So congratulations to the placegetters, and many thanks to the PRO, David Murfet.

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04 April 2017

Southern Tasmanian IOM Championship - 2nd Apr

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Eleven skippers fronting for the first event of the 2017-18 season, the 2017 Southern Tasmanian IOM Championship. A fine and sunny autumn's day with light and variable winds, mainly from the west to south to around 3 knots, slowly building during the day to maybe 5-6 knots in the afternoon. With the variable wind directions, course setting was a challenge but all races had a windward/leeward component and generally short one lap races in the lighter airs and two laps when the breeze was settled. Despite the efforts of the awesome foursome on Saturday, there were still a few victims to strands of weed, and a few boats getting caught in the weed banks as well.

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21 March 2017

TAS Herb Tyson Memorial Trophy for A Class- 17th March

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A small fleet of 7 boats for the rescheduled Herb Tyson Trophy for A Class for 2016. Conditions were ideal at Montrose Bay with a sunny cloudless sky, an incoming tide, and a steady 3 to 6 knot northerly on arrival which slowly eased with patches of lighter conditions throughout the morning. Of the seven boats racing, one was not included in the results due to a measurement issue, however for his first go at the controls of an A Class, Ray Joyce sailed remarkably well. Veteran skipper Michael Hickman dominated the morning with 3 wins, 2 seconds and a third. Tank Walter also sailed well with 4 podium placings including a win in Race 4. Cliff Eaves was on the podium a couple of times and the Silver Fox Peter Darcy not having one of his better days but notching up a win in Race 6. Ray Joyce, although not in contention for the points, took a victory in Race 2 with a couple of podium finishes as well, and Kyle Stewart was up there with a couple of minor podiums.

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