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Leander 2014 - NPCL, Lyttelton Harbour

13 - 17 Feb 2014

Day 1.

The start of day 1 saw light winds with the first race of the regatta being abandoned in favour of firing up theR609 - Massive Attack - Nick James and Doug Gale kite BBQ and getting a few sausages under way. By 12.30 the wind had filled in slightly and a low rumble of groans could be heard as wetsuits were pulled on for the first time for the regatta. Everyone was on the water and at the start line well before the start and to make the day even more amazing everyone actually hung around for the start.

 

Race 1 started in 10 Kts of breeze with 6 boats on the line. The boat end was hotly contested as is the norm and the fleet was away without incident. Massive attack, sailed by Doug and Nick showed good speed off the line, as well as throughout the rest of the race. With a slack tide and reasonably steady breeze the prize went to the crew that could make their boat go the fastest. The foiling boats were showing some real speed downwind with the help of the kite. At the bottom mark after the first lap the order was; Massive Attack, Merde, TheVirtual, Sub Woofer, Chemical Weapon and More FM. The racing was close, with less than 1 minute between the last 5 boats. Back up to the top saw sub feature some good upwind speed with the foilers struggling to get a lot of airtime.

 

I believe there was a bit of a port starboard incident at the bottom mark between Sub and Merde costing Merde a few placings but I'll leave one of them to tell that tale. We were too busy further back in the field relocating some weed from one side of the harbour to the other.

 

Race 2 saw the wind creep up a whopping 1 kts to 11 kts, which meant that the race committee thought it was time to extend the course so while we waited for the top mark to be moved another 500m up the harbour we all admired Steve swimming about 30 meters behind More FM as they crossed the finish line of race 1.

 

With the new course set we were underway with another clean start. The wind had come up a little in places and there were gains to be made if you were in the right place at the right time. There were flashes of boats twinning and the foilers were starting to get excited and beginning to show some bottom. The first lap saw another strong display of speed from Massive Attack and Sub with them taking the top two spots around the bottom mark. Next came Merde, More Fm and Chemical Weapon, separated by less than 30 seconds then TheVirtual having suffered a vertical maintenance incident. Once around the bottom mark the foilers suddenly realised that the wind was up and they could foil. More FM were nipping at Massive attacks heals by the top mark and TheVirtual was quoting speeds of 17 kts [citation needed]. The Weapon managed to hold off TheVirtual at the top mark but during a committee meeting onboard about the best strategy to hold them off down wind there was a wee swimming incident which made the meeting a bit of a technicality.

 

Good day racing lads and look forward to seeing you all over there tomorrow. Thanks to Ross and Ken for putting up and sorting out the course. And remember, the homebrew gets better the longer the racing goes for.

    Race 1/Invitation Race     Race 2  

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  Place Time Points Place Time Points Total Points
. 609 - Massive Attack 1 38.02 100 1 36.59 100 200

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595 - Subwoofer 2 40.44 80 4 39.48 57.143 137.143

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565 - More FM 6 50.38 44.444 2 37.42 80 124.44

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589 - Merde 4 41.3 57.143 3 38.05 66.667 123.810

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607 - TheVirtual 3 41.55 66.667 5 41.09 50 116.667

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582 - Chemical Weapon 5 42.26 50 6 44.09 44.444 94.444

Day 2

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    Race 1/Invitation Race Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5  

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  Total Points Place Time Points Place Time Points Place Time Points Place Time Points Place Time Points  

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609 - Massive Attack 426.667 1 38.02 100 1 36.59 100 3 50.37 66.667 2 33.01 80 2 45.56 80  

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607 - The Virtual 373.810 3 41.55 66.667 5 41.09 50 4 59.4 57.143 1 29.53 100 1 43.25 100  

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595 - Subwoofer 324.286 2 40.44 80 4 39.48 57.143 2 50.18 80 4 35.28 57.143 5 51.38 50  

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565 - More FM 292.698 6 50.38 44.444 2 37.42 80 6 60.44 44.444 3 34.12 66.667 4 54.1 57.143  

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582 - Chemical Weapon 288.889 5 42.26 50 6 44.09 44.444 1 49.33 100 5 42.55 50 6 57.35 44.444  

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589 - Merde 284.921 4 41.3 57.143 3 38.05 66.667 5 60.29 50 6 43.02 44.444 3 52.3 66.667

Day 3 Final Results

        Race 1/Invitation Race Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 4 Race 5
  Skipper Crew Total Points Place Time Points Place Time Points Place Time Points Place Time Points Place Time Points Place Time Points Place Time Points Place Time Points
609 - Massive Attack Nick James Doug Gale 575.333 1 38.02 100 1 36.59 100 3 50.37 66.667 2 33.01 80 2 45.56 80 3 42.03 66.667 2 34.22 80 3 37.51 66.667
607 - The Virtual Paul Roe Malcolm Snowdon 574.810 3 41.55 66.667 5 41.09 50 4 59.4 57.143 1 29.53 100 1 43.25 100 6 45.59 44.444 1 32.43 100 1 33.01 100
595 - Subwoofer Aaron Jeffereys Matt Bancroft 436.429 2 40.44 80 4 39.48 57.143 2 50.18 80 4 35.28 57.143 5 51.38 50 2 41.2 80 5 38.05 50 4 40.3 57.143
589 - Merde Dave Pairman Peter Holder/Roland  434.588 4 41.3 57.143 3 38.05 66.667 5 60.29 50 6 43.02 44.444 3 52.3 66.667 4 42.5 57.143 3 34.34 66.667 2 37.02 80
565 - More FM Steve Macintosh Tony Park 393.842 6 50.38 44.444 2 37.42 80 6 60.44 44.444 3 34.12 66.667 4 54.1 57.143 1 39.31 100 4 36.45 57.143 7 46.01 40
582 - Chemical Weapon Jimmy Collet Steve Fortune, replaced by Rowan Sinton due to broken ribs 385.889 5 42.26 50 6 44.09 44.444 1 49.33 100 5 42.55 50 6 57.35 44.444 5 44.27 50 7 42.35 40 5 42.3 50
612 - G Spot Danny Folter Ian Begg 94.889     0     0     0     0     0 7 46.5 40 6 41.39 44.444 6 42.59 44.444

 

Day 4

Supercup Sprints Report and Photos