Race Reports

2012 Winter Series Race 6

Last Sunday was the final race of our winter series and although the results in 2 of the classes for the series had already been won on points, 14 boats prepared for one of the best races we have had off Scarborough for a long time.

There was a good north westerly breeze of about 14 knots, a reasonable swell, again from the north and a crystal clear sky.

The course set was an upwind ‘beat’ to the buoy off the Sea Life Centre called ‘Scalby Ness’ with a rollercoaster of a run down to our own race mark off the Spa Complex for 2 laps.

There were more ‘yee-ha’s’ per minute than we have seen for some time as many of our boats surfed down the long rollers with their spinnakers flying. This is when the payback comes for the occasional soggy outing like we had 2 weeks ago. Yes many of us got wet, but it failed to dampen the spirits.

Results:

707’s 1st Black Sheep – Parker & Clark, 2nd, Stormchaser- Patrick, 3rd G Spot, Temple & Eade -

Overall Series – Humdinger – Simpson

Class 1. 1st Starchick - Wallace & Kaye, 2nd, Vado – Russell, 3rd Joker in the Pack – Gray, Taylor & Barman

Overall Series – Ruffian - McIntyre

Class 2. 1st Bee Sharp – Turner, 2nd Whistler – Livesey, 3rd Taurus – Mallory

Overall Series – Bee Sharp - Turner