Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Ratings: TCF, Entries: 7. Scoring system: Appendix A Rank Boat Class Helm TCF R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett 1st Adamo Stadt 34 Steve Arnold .932 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 9.00 6.00 2nd Struan Stadt 34 Andrew Blain .897 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 10.00 8.00 3rd Watoo Astove 31 John Tudehope 0.875 DNC DNC DNC DNC 4.00 5.00 41.00 33.00 4th Tikalox II Muira Rob Smith 0.89 DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC 2.00 42.00 34.00 5th Malgas L34 Tony . . .
Who will break the current leaders with only seconds between them, does your boat and crew have what is required to break the wanna-be “hot shots” or the “laid back” “play it again” gang? CENTENARY CUP Saturday 17 November 2012 - Start not before 13h30 Sunday 18 November 2012 - Start not before 10h00 NB: Skippers @ 13h00 on Saturday Please advise your intent to participate. Author: John Tudehope . . .
Four races in the Centenary Cup series were sailed inside the Port of Port Elizabeth on Saturday 3 November 2012, in South East Winds of 25 - 35 knots. A poor entry of 3 boats with the main competitor Wattoo withdrawing prior to the 1st race due to a crewman being injured, leaving the 2 Stad 34's in near match racing format gunning each other. Adamo with its "want-a-be" hot-shot crew pulled off a 4 nil lead on the series over rival Struan with their "laid-back wet behind the ears" crew with Rod van der Weele (80 + in the shade) at the helm (last time he sailed was 2 years ago). A big . . .
Charlie Hill received a severe blow to the head whilst crewing on Wattoo. The crew where preparing the sails and a reef had been set, the skipper called for a "jibe" and all took up positions. Charlie avoided the boom but the main-sheet slammed into his side, knocking him over where he struck his head on the stanchion and toe-rail knocking him out. Fortunately the incident happened inside of the harbour and with the assistance of NSRI and GuardMed Charlie was stabilized and taken to St Georges, received 8 stitches and later discharged. On the same afternoon Thomas Ochabski sailing his . . .
Races 1, 2 and 3 of the Centenary Cup Series will be sailed on: Saturday 3 November 2012 - Skippers briefing at 13h00 Sunday 4 November 2012 - Skippers briefing at 09h30 Depending on wind & sea state a “PROPER” course will be laid. Gauntlets’ have been thrown down, poaching of crew is rife, much bantering has been heard, friendships will be forsaken when on the water but only to be strengthened when back on terra firma. The Centenary Cup Series will re-awaken your love for sailing, as well as sharpen your sailing skills, the series will be closely contested, a poor knot or . . .