Result: Championship Race 1 – Monday August 4, 2014 – with commentary

SCSC Multi class Championship 2014 – Race 1 – Monday August 4th, 2014
ClassNameHelmMinsSecsCorrected TimeChamp Points This Race
WayfarerAoifePaul Creedon79534310.250.75
WayfarerScairbhinWilliam Wallis80394351.622
WayfarerSiolaSean Cochrane80554366.013
Flying FifteenMy Ffair LadyEmma Bunting75494472.964
WayfarerTangoWacky Biggs84154545.865
WayfarerPeut-EtreMichael Toogood86154653.786
K2Mach1Gerry MacNulty80534711.657
EtteLillibetteBridget Aylmer9904729.308
LaserWet n WindySacha Tchen86294769.309
WayfarerSandpiperRupert Taylor88334777.8810
EttePirouetteJerome Mayhew100464813.6911
WayfarerAmerican PieRobin Somerville90134867.8112
LaserToogood LaserPeter Buckley88544902.5713
LaserMan UpCian Buckley90204981.6214
WayfarerLady P3Ben Thompson9325019.7815
WayfarerClaretRachel Wallis93325046.7616
Flying FifteenFfamily AffairDerek Bunting86395112.0917
EtteCouchettePatrick Taylor116145552.5518
EtteRocketteAdrian Masterson116295564.4919
EtteSagetteMargaret Hannon14256787.4220
EtteRouletteJames Gartside152537303.3421
LaserLordan LaserM Sweeney141327805.1522
EtteBlanquetteJan Panmanret024
WayfarerEau de VieChris Tchendns027
WayfarerWhispering GrassNicky Leedns027

Championship Race 1 – Monday 4th August 2014

Start West
Flea S
Flea S
Finish West

S – SW moderate breeze 7- 12 knots reducing to light and very light breezes 0 – 5 knots
Good visibility and no precipitation

A keen fleet of 9 Wayfarers, 7 Ettes, 4 Lasers, 2 Flying Fifteens and the K2 finally got under way after two general recalls. The favoured tack to the first mark was to port which made for many boats being put about by those on starboard who were not able to get away. First to round the windward was Gerry MacNulty in the K2 followed by William Wallis leading the way for the Wayfarers and Emma Bunting in the Flying 15. The K2 kept their lead rounding Castlehaven mark but dropped back after being caught in lighter winds before the Harbour mark. The second lap saw lighter breezes and the decreasing pressure favoured the faster boats with 5 of the 6 Wayfarers taking the top 6 places. First to cross the line was the flying 15 after 75 minutes but not enough of a lead to compete with a close fought battle between Paul Creedon, William Wallis and Sean Cochrane in the Wayfarers who took the 1,2, 3 on corrected time. The first Ette home was Bridget Aylmer followed by Jerome Mayhew leaving at least 15 minutes between the next Ettes after they suffered the consequences of the ever decreasing breeze.
All classes of boats were represented in the top 10 with the K2 in 7th, Bridgets Ette in 8th and Sacha Tichen in 9th with the laser.