With flat water light ESE wind and pending shipping, the fleet managed to make the start under the watchful eye of Race Officer Baer. Sewen under pressure with 2 wins, narrowly missed the orange and peaches terminal before tacking. Malgas fell into a "hole" on the start line. Jellybaby tacked shortly after crossing the line and had a fortunate wind lift before tacking again and chased the wind shift out of the port. Once clear of the breakwater Jellybaby headed for the turning mark (a 2 litre coke bottle in front of Hobie Pier) with Warrior and Wild Thing battling to catch-up. Wild Thing . . .
After 3 races in the Wednesday Series, Sewen is leading the pack with two first places and a DNF. Full results below. Racing (for some!) continues this Wednesday with Boerie Rolls for all sailors being kindly sponsored by Anthony Bailes - Boerie Rolls will be served upstairs on the deck after sailing. If you are intending to come sailing please fill in the form below to assist us with catering: Wednesday Spring Series 2014 Provisional Results Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Rating system: TCF, Entries: 9, Scoring system: Appendix A . . .
On Wednesday 29 October ABYC hosted 20 NMMU students to a sail. Prior to the event Professor Paul Webb whispered on the NMMU grapevine and found Schalk du Plooy of Botany to be the student representative. A application form was placed on the ABYC web site, Schalk put out an 'all students communiqué' notification with the website address and within seven minutes all places were taken! On the day Port Elizabeth, as always, obliged with enough wind for some exciting sailing on yachts that graciously offered berths to the students, that included; Fling, Sewen, Jellybaby, Malgas, Wild Thing, . . .
Morgan Griffiths has extended his thanks to the following boats that responded to requests to host our guests for a sundowner sail this evening - 20 NMMU students - by offering berths: Fling Jellybaby Malgas Take 6 Wild Thing Talisker Warrior As Morgan says; "This has been a really encouraging response and I would like to thank all boat owners for taking part." This evening ABYC are sponsoring Boerie Rolls for all sailors and Guests. The Bitter End will be open for participants - please remember this is a Cash Only bar. . . .
John Tudehope reports: The Pier Dash race was delayed as the RO was MIA due to work. Five boats were on the water with a moderate SW. Unfortunately Chinook & Struan where disqualified for crossing the line too early, Wild Thing was last seen heading off to Coega enjoying a fast and ruthless sail with her asymmetrical, leaving Sewen & Jellybaby both with only 2 hands on-board. Jellybaby was ruthless showing no mercy taking both line honours and position comfortably. Editor's Notes: JUST for the record - the RO was so late that he missed Malgas leaving before his arrival so that would . . .
The results from Race 3 of the In-Port Challenge sailed on Wednesday night 13 November 2013: Rank Boat Class HelmName TCF Finish Elapsed Corrected BCR Points 1 Jelly Baby J27 Sean Wiseman 0.947 00:55:56 0:52:58 0.947 1.0 2 Laser Laser Thomas Ochabski 0.925 00:57:55 0:53:34 0.915 2.0 3 Sewen RCOD Hennie Haasbroek 0.89 01:00:58 0:54:16 0.869 3.0 4 Fling Sadler 26 Morgan Griffiths 0.800 01:18:34 1:02:51 0.674 4.0 . . .
2013/14 Sailing Season - Wednesday night In-Port Challenge race 2 results: Rank Boat Class HelmName TCF Finish Elapsed Corrected BCR Points 1 Tahilah Flamenca Unkown 0.85 1:01:48 0:52:32 0.85 1.0 2 Jelly Baby J27 Sean Wiseman 0.947 1:00:38 0:57:25 0.866 2.0 3 Jouster J27 Richard Rath 0.947 DNF 9.0 . . .
Jelly Baby: J27 - Sean Wiseman Malgas: L34 - Tony Bailes Sewen: RCOD - Hennie Haasbroek Fling: Sadler 26 - Morgan Griffiths Wild Thing: Pacer 27 - Russel Morgan - DNF Fandango: Flamenca - Chad Jackson - DNF . . .