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#1 RWC

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 10:56 AM

Saturday 18th April
Devonport YC

A good end of season leg stretch around Rangi, Motutapu & Motuihe.
This is the last race in the HSS series, make sure you get your entries in.

We also have a no extras division if you want to keep things a bit more relaxed.

More details at http://www.dyc.org.n...ing/single.htm 
NOR at http://www.dyc.org.n...ShortHanded.htm 

Thanks to New World Devonport. 


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#2 RWC

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 01:48 PM

Forecast looks great and the fleet does too.

Elliot1050 & Farr11.6 at the top end, down to a Stratus747 and last years winner Tack Hammer at the other end of the scale. Everything in between too so there should be a good match for all boats.

 

Make sure you get your entries in to be part of the fun.

 


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 07:12 PM

Good fleet with the leaders back by 1.00. Some good squirts of breeze came with the rain and made for a quick trip once we were able to bear away at the top of Motutapu. Congratulations to Bryon (Revolution Blues) the only boat to fly a kite.


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 08:34 PM

Yep, first 2 home just after midday, everyone in by about 1.30. Gale Force & Coppelia got home in the NW, then the S came through with H&H about 100m from the line in 3rd. A few good puffs with the rain but moderated pretty fast and there were blue skies by the time Rock Lobster finished.

 

Preliminary results below. Last columns are line place and handicap place.

Extras Div:

4786 Bondi Tram - Ross 930         0.750 9:00:00 12:46:08  3:46:08    2:49:36    5    4

5265 Revolution Blues - Ross 830 0.735 9:00:00 12:40:52   3:40:52    2:42:20   4    3

6940 Heaven 'n' Hell - Young 88    0.785 9:00:00 12:36:07  3:36:07    2:49:39    3    5

8359 Cool Change - Ross 8.5       0.760 9:00:00 12:46:16   3:46:16    2:51:58    6    6

9069 Tack Hammer - Tiller 6.7      0.720 9:00:00 DNF         DNF        DNF

6036 Rock Lobster - Stratus 747   0.660 9:00:00 13:31:00   4:31:00    2:58:52    10   8

3771 Oracle - Neson 32               0.780 9:00:00 12:54:56   3:54:56    3:03:15     7   10

4644 Wild - Farr 727                   0.650 9:00:00 13:24:48    4:24:48   2:52:07      9   7

6576 Crocodile - Elliot 770           0.725 9:00:00 13:10:58    4:10:58   3:01:57     8   9

4522 Coppelia - Farr 11.6            0.830 9:00:00 12:06:47    3:06:47   2:35:02     2   1

8044 Gale Force - Elliot 1050       0.835 9:00:00 12:05:41    3:05:41   2:35:03    1   2

 

No-Extras Div:

Ladybird 0.585 9:00:00 13:20:12 4:20:12 2:32:13 3 1

Tumua 0.677 9:00:00 13:15:10 4:15:10 2:52:45 2 2

Brer Fox 0.795 9:00:00 12:54:16 3:54:16 3:06:15 1 3

 

Tack Hammer - Thanks for your check-in during the race, hope all good. We saw you come up the harbour but have you down as a DNF. Let us know if any questions.

 

Thanks all for joining us.

Prizegiving is Friday 24th, Friday 1st of May 1830 at the DYC. We'd love to see you all down for a drink.

Thanks to the race sponsor New World Devonport


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#5 crocodile

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:10 AM

Good blast out there. Thanks DYC

Apologies to Cool Change for the port starboard, jib  had too many turns on the winch and it did not release. Bit of an effort doing penalty turns in that weather. Well done to the guys that can beat in weather, arrgh not me!  Took a bit water over the boat on the peaky ones behind Motutapu. Also a bit of a battle keeping Crocodiles's snout above the water surfing through Motuihe channel. Also a bit edgy doing 10 kn around the bottom of Motuihi in 5m of water by the lee - the things we do???  I think I passed the white cruiser boat about 3 times that race after losing lots of time to granny tacks and broaches in between. Auto pilot doing random things so tipped me over a few times. Discovered that one pin has verdigris type corrosion, not sure why (earth pin??). Now cleaned so hopefully I will have a pilot again!

See you next year!


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#6 Oracle1

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 05:43 PM

good race for Oracle, really enjoyed it, though the results don't reflect this.

got down to the marina in plenty of time, but decided to clean the paddle wheel on the log, so i could atleast see my vmg.

as it turns out i was late starting by about 10 minutes which is the time taken to clean the log wheel. bummer. still i was happy to be out there as had had a

pretty hectic previous couple of months with building the 3rd level of our house, still not finished but has a roof now atleast. so was needing  a break and doing a solo race in 30 knots wind was just the ticket.

set off chasing the pack, and wasn't long before i passed the back markers. wind was probably up to 25 onthe nose by know and getting quite choppy going past rangi lighthouse, still oracle was in her element and i had passed about 6 boats by now, trucked along on lay line to motutapu northerly point in calmer water, leaving crocoidile way behind. the 2 masted yacht that i had passed was now pacing us in the calmer water. rounded the northerly end of motutapu and bore away with the kite on the bow with yachts ahead in my sights, as i had just had a rain squall and onthe back of it the wind died down to about 15/18 knts, just before the hoist tuned into now casting and heard tiri was at 35knots, so instead pole out the jib and waited only 5 minutes and we were off surfing up to 11/12 knots, having a great time running flat off. saw tack hammer so some wobbles and head home along with a cruiser from the non skinaker div ? wind was up more now to maybe 35 so waited for the jybe at motuihe till we were surfing at 12knots the swung the main over and then tidied up the jib/pole, reaching along behind motuihe wa nice for the tidy up and getting the kite off the bow. hardened up to get above browns island but not before tucking i a reef in the main. glad i did as it was quite blowing through gap there. gained a little on a boat ahead got past browns island and eased sheets abit and headed for bean rock, not that i could see it as another squall was upon us. only on the plotter. when it cleared i could see bean rock and boats coming down the harbour onthe opposite tack. shock the reef out and stayed south ready for the southerly wind. this hit just before bean rock and i could see 2 yachts under horth head had to tack over to clear. it was an easy reach in to the finish from there in 15 knots wind, the sun cam out just in time for a finishing beer. ended up 7th online but still last on handicap, would of been different if you take off the 10 minutes i was late. good thing was the rudder gudgeon repairs are holding fine after the last race  -route66. following are the broken bolts from the route 66 race that i pulled out of, you can see 2 had broken completly and the third was cracked, the fourth was stretched. Attached File  rudder broken bolts.jpg   33.55KB   1 downloadsAttached File  rudder broken bolts-2.jpg   90.53KB   1 downloads


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#7 Kaihe Atamai

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 07:24 PM

Another great end to the singlehanded racing season with DYC! I am racing the ANZAC 200 on Unitec II so will not be able to make the DYC prizegiving.

 

I'll get the Hauraki Singlehanded Series results sorted in the next few weeks and let everyone that raced know the prizegiving details... 

 

Start was the usual - Heaven'n'Hell getting off first and high; this time Crocodile and myself a bit behind with the big boats (Coppelia and Gale Force) both with good leward pin starts, which, by the way, thanks for that!

 

This race never fails to bring the weather, and this time the contrary tide helped clearing the harbour but made life hard for the little boats around Rangi lighthouse. Alas, was a good beat for me as I rounded Billy Goat Point in 4th, behind the big boats and Heaven'n'Hell and well clear of the next group - Bondi Tram, Cool Change, possibly Brer Fox. Had a cabin top vent fail and was taking on water each greenie - so had to fix that along the way!

 

Was not sure about the weather on the other side of Motutapu so waited to get the kite up, which did eventually happen, but the angle was not great on the chosen board. Had to choose between running flat and letting it rip and chose the latter - bursts to 14 and lots of 10+ surfing was fun but sending me toward the wrong side of Crusoe Rock. So drop the kite, only a little tear, get the gybe done, off surfing again under jib in the right direction. Great fun aside from noticing that one of my winch handles went for a swim. This race was getting expensive!

 

The kite run was great fun but probably not a gainer as both Bondi and Cool Change were closer at the bottom of Motuihe and Heaven'n'Hell was further ahead.

 

The rest of the race was a procession home on reach in the rain - aside from the 180o wind shift around North Head as noted. Surprised that the others did not catch up; heavy winds always help the R830 seem a bit bigger. Finish was in the bright sun, happy with the effort. 

 

And for those that made it this far please PM me if you have any burning desires for the next edition of the Hauraki Singlehanded Series. Planning for next year will start soon...


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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:28 PM

Gale Force and Brer Fox finishing first in respective divisions.

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 09:09 AM

What a race! Little old Wild! clocked max speed at 14.8kts running towards Crusoe.
Pre startweather was looking good and Predictwind was saying that the wind will be mid teens and getting up to mid 20's I (foolishly) opted for a #2 thinking that it may give me a slight advantage after Rangi Lighthouse and at the bottom end of Motuihie.... Well.... What a f@k up!
Start was bearable, clear air at the back of the fleet, than I was forced in to a tack with a big bus on starboard which turned out ok as i was making good speed up the chanel and by the time i tacked over to clear the lighthouse things were looking good (as good as they could have been in a overcanvased 7m boat!)
In my infinite wisdom I decided to tack over and clear rocksas i was being pushed sideways a fair bit, but on the next tack I got an over run on a jib sheet and whole hell broke loose. Gentle touch of a knife blade sorted that out! But now I had to re-run a spinnaker sheet in a good swell and use it as a jib sheet... Which took a while...
Sea state was quite bad after rounding the corner and it was quite hard to keep the boat pointing in the right direction after couple of violent broaches I abandoned spinnaker idea and just as well as Wild! was doing 10's with a jib behind the main and occasionally catching up with a wave ap ahead and going for a nose dive! Final broach was by Crusoe as I was trying to jibe by which stage port sheet was out of the turning block and the spinnaker sheet (jib sheet) clip came undone... And the jib was flogging its guts out. Decided to get in to a lee of Motuihie before tending to it.
The rest of the trip was uneventful. And a code zero made an appearance for a short while towards the end.
Bit disappointed with the result. I didnt think that small boats would end up with such a high handicap (includes Lob RockStar and Crocodile) but it was a great race nevertheless! Thank you for organising it and hope to see you on Friday
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Posted 20 April 2015 - 10:10 AM

Prizegiving date put back to Friday 1st of May to stay away from the long Anzac weekend [on the assumption it'll be 25 degrees and blue skies and everyone will be heading away on Friday night].


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