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Sail Mooloolaba 2012 - Challenging day for all

'Mark Buchbach’s newly launched Raptor set the pace today - Sail Mooloolaba 2012'    Teri Dodds ©

It was a frustrating day of fickle winds for the fleets sailing in Sail Mooloolaba 2012. The IRC and Performance fleets were sent off on their Windward/Leeward course, after a short postponement in 5 - 7 knots of breeze. The Cruising and Multihull fleets started shortly after, heading out on a Passage Race around fixed marks.

Predator heads out for the Passage Race. - Sail Mooloolaba 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

In fading breeze, Ken Down's Farr 40 Bribie Star took line honours in IRC, with the light conditions suiting Gary McCarthy's Brilliant Pearl, who took handicap honours.

Bribie Star led from start to finish. - Sail Mooloolaba 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

Handicap win today for Brilliant Pearl - Sail Mooloolaba 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

The Sports Boat fleet were keen to get away for their first race, and huddled around the pin for their start. The smaller Leech 650 Slingshot won the start but was soon overtaken by the larger Stealth 8.5 Raptor and Vivace who lead the fleet into the top mark. Due to wind angle and opposing swell, the top and offset mark proved a little tricky with many boats losing valuable places. This was all to no avail as the race was soon abandoned, due to lack of breeze.

Finally the Sports Boats get started, but not for long.. - Sail Mooloolaba 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

Guided Missile - Sail Mooloolaba 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

Ben Leigh-Smith’s Vivace was hot on the heels of Raptor - Sail Mooloolaba 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

Principal Race Officer Sylvia Talbot decided to abandon racing for the remainder of the day for the Sports Boats, IRC and Performance fleets.

The crew on Current National Sports Boats Champions Kaito managed to fill their kite - Sail Mooloolaba 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

Fortunately for the Multihull and Cruising fleet they completed their races, but look forward to some more breeze tomorrow.

Results:

IRC Race 1

Points

Sail No

Boat

Owner

Club

Finish Time

Elapsed

Handicap

Corrected

To Win

Finishing Place

1

6595

Brilliant Pearl

Gary & Tracey McCarthy

Mooloolaba Yacht Club

12:49:34

1:09:34

1.001

1:09:38

 

1

2

RQ2008

Bribie Star

Ken Down

Mooloolaba Yacht Club

12:40:55

1:00:55

1.170

1:11:16

0:01:24

2

3

AUS11

A1 AUDI Centre Sunshine Coast

Rod Jones

Maroochy Sailing Club

12:49:14

1:09:14

1.085

1:15:07

0:05:03

3

4

RF4

Constellation

Norman O'Brien

Sunshine Coast Yacht Club

13:10:06

1:30:06

0.921

1:22:59

0:14:30

4


Open Monohull Cruising Spinnakers Race 1

Points

Sail No

Boat

Owner

Club

Finish Time

Elapsed

Handicap

Next Race
Handicap

Corrected

To Win

Finishing Place

1

SM3030

Free Expression

Graeme Piratt

Bribie Island Yacht Club

14:43:25

2:53:25

0.745

0.747

2:09:12

 

1

2

749

D'accord

Trevor Parkes

Mooloolaba Yacht Club

14:40:14

2:50:14

0.840

0.838

2:23:00

0:16:26

2


Open Monohull Cruising Non- Spinnaker Race 1

Points

Sail No

Boat

Owner

Club

Finish Time

Elapsed

Handicap

Next Race
Handicap

Corrected

To Win

Finishing Place

Comments

1

NS33

Obsession

Neville Littleton

Bribie Island Yacht Club

15:12:12

3:22:12

0.700

0.703

2:21:32

 

1

 

2

B68

Jade Rose

Ian Brownhill

SCYC / RBYC

14:45:44

2:55:44

0.825

0.827

2:24:59

0:04:11

2

 

3

M391

Ocean Warrior

Mark Coghlan

Mooloolaba Yacht Club

15:04:49

3:14:49

0.745

0.747

2:25:08

0:04:50

3

 

4

MH169

Spraydrift

Dean Corbett

Mooloolaba Yacht Club

15:29:00

3:39:00

0.845

0.838

3:05:03

0:51:30

4

 

6

M

Christela

John Devers

Mooloolaba Yacht Club

 

 

0.665

0.665

 

 

 

DNF-Did Not Finish


Free Expression - Mono Cruising handicap winner in the Passage Race - Sail Mooloolaba 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

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