The Scimitar Cup was sailed on Saturday afternoon 3 February 2018 in a steady South East breeze of around 12 knots. The course was a windward leeward laid along the beachfront with the top mark almost in line with the Shark Rock Pier and bottom mark out from the Port of Port Elizabeth western wall. Two races were sailed of around 45 minutes each with Jellybaby as the most improved yacht in the second race. Scimitar Cup 2018 Results ABYC: Results are provisional as of 03/02/2018 Overall Sailed: 2, Discards: 0, To count: 2, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 4, Scoring system: Appendix A . . .
Three races were sailed on Sunday 5 February 2017. The first race involved a harbour start, starboard rounding of the seaward mark, port rounding of the landward mark and a finish back at the seaward mark - close racing saw Malgas and Wallbanger finish with a second of each other and Malgas ahead on corrected time. The second race was characterised by the introduction of a Rabbit Start with the rabbit (Fling) sailing on a broad reach away from the pin for 2.5 minutes then returning to the pin to open a gate on the five minute gun. I recall hearing that this version was chosen to minimise . . .
This year's Scimitar Cup format will be short races around the Bay furniture and cans with the possibility of 1 medium distance race. Courses will be announced at the skippers meetings, dependent on wind direction and shipping movements. Organisers are aiming for 1.5 to 2 hour race courses. Races 1 & 2: Sunday 22nd January 2017 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h30 Races 3 & 4: Sunday 5th February 2017 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h30 Races 5 & 6: Sunday 5th March 2017 - Skippers at 09h30, start at 10h30 Download NOR/SI HERE . . .
The annual Scimitar Cup Regatta was sailed this past weekend - 30 and 31 January 2016. The 10 strong fleet managed two races on Saturday afternoon and one on Sunday. Saturday's races were sailed in a decent 15 knot South Easter with the start off of Shark Rock Pier, a beat up to the Bell Buoy and a run down to the start/gate - twice around for the first race and once around for the second. Most yachts opted for the inshore beat towards Bird Rock (casting anxious eyes for devils reef on the way) a single tack and to Bell Buoy. Those with smaller hanging appendages tacked before the Devils . . .
The NOR and SI for the up-coming Scimitar Cup Series, to be sailed over Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January. We are aiming for four races. If weather is unsuitable, the regatta will be postponed to the following weekend of 6-7 February. Participating crews and their families/friends are invited to join in the braai at our clubhouse after racing on the Sunday. Scimitar Cup Series 2016 - NOR and SI . . .
Overall results form the Scimitar Cup sailed 1 and 2 February 2014: Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 3, Scoring system: Appendix A Rank Boat Class HelmName TCF R1 R2 R3 Total Nett 1st Malgas L34 Tony Bailes 0.95 1.00 1.00 1.00 3.00 3.00 2nd Tikalox II Muira Rob Smith 0.89 2.00 2.00 2.00 6.00 6.00 3rd Sewen RCOD Hennie Haasbroek 0.89 4.00 DNF 3.00 3.00 10.00 10.00 R1 Start: Start 1, Finishes: Elapsed time . . .
Scimitar Cup 2013 Results Overall Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Ratings: TCF, Entries: 5, Scoring system: Appendix A Rank Boat Class HelmName TCF R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett 1st Struan Stadt 34 Andrew Blain .897 1 2 2 1 6 6 2nd Jelly Baby J27 Sean Wiseman 0.947 2 1 1 6 DNC 10 10 3rd Watoo Astove 31 John Tudehope 0.875 3 3 3 6 DNF 15 15 4th Malgas L34 Tony Bailes 0.923 6 DNC 6 DNC 6 DNC 2 20 20 5th Margie Roberts Rob vd Merwe 0.85 6 DNC 6 DNC 6 DNC 6 DNF 24 24 . . .
Scimitar Cup 2013 - 02/03 February 2013 Overall Results Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Ratings: TCF, Entries: 3, Scoring system: Appendix A Rank Boat Class HelmName TCF R1 R2 R3 Total Nett 1st Jelly Baby J27 Sean Wiseman 0.947 2.00 1.00 1.00 4.00 4.00 2nd Struan Stadt 34 Andrew Blain .897 1.00 2.00 2.00 5.00 5.00 3rd Watoo Astove 31 John Tudehope 0.875 3.00 3.00 3.00 9.00 9.00 . . .