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Leander 2016 - NPCL, Lyttelton Harbour

19 - 21 Feb 2016

Onboard Pictures, Sprint Series Report

Day 1

R603 - L3 - Sean Milner and Matt Bancroft R565- MoreFM - Steve MacIntosh and Tony Park - StartRace 1 was a howling 5 knot Nor Wester, which soon saw L3 (Sean and Matt), Massive Attack (Doug and Nick) and Chemical Weapon (James and Sam) trucking away from the rest of the fleet. After many lead changes throughout the race, Doug got over the line just in front. James got a good puff and managed to pip Sean on the line 'by a whisker' according to the race officer.

The wind picked up over lunch with some good white caps out off the reef. Race 2 was promising to be a strong wind battle until the wind decided to go on holiday. L3 and Massive Attack were soon well out in the lead, but a bit of extra pressure up the last beat got TheVirtual (Paul and Malcolm) up on the foils and through to the lead, and after a close run down to the finish was just ahead of L3 on the line.

With the Nor West coming and going, the fleet was left in a lull on the 3rd start. After everyone managed to drift over the line, L3 was again well out in the lead, with the newbie Raptr (Jessica and Leo) crew off to a great start and not far behind up the left of the first beat. After a lap the breeze finally picked up and TheVirtual managed to pull through on the foils, to gain a good margin by the last top mark. L3 lined up a nice gust with the kite up and spent the whole run trying to lay the finish. Unable to make the pin, Sean ordered Matt to do a panicked drop right on the tail of TheVirtual who was also overlaying. There was a tight reach into the line at crazy speeds but Paul and Malcolm just managed to get over the line in front.

Results after Day 1

        Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Boat Skipper Crew Total Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
607 - The Virtual Paul Roe Malcolm Snowdon 250.000 5 50.000 1 100.000 1 100.000
603 - L3 Sean Milner Matt Bancroft 226.667 3 66.667 2 80.000 2 80.000
609 - Massive Attack Nick James Doug Gale 223.810 1 100.000 3 66.667 4 57.143
565 - More FM Steve MacIntosh Tony Park 168.254 4 57.143 6 44.444 3 66.667
589 - Merde Dave Pairman Peter Holder 146.032 6 44.444 4 57.143 6 44.444
582 - Chemical Weapon Jimmy Collet Sam Stockwell 180.000 2 80.000 5 50.000 5 50.000
567 RaptR Jessica Lee Leo Pritt 120.000 7 40.000 7 40.000 7 40.000
601 Rampant James Maynard Hayden Bruce 109.091 8 36.364 8 36.364 8 36.364

 

Day 2

R601 - Rampant - James Maynard and Hayden Bruce - KiteLeander Day 2 started with a flat calm and the AP up on the club. Eventually the Easterly filled in enough to justify a start. L3 took off to a good lead but after Sean's jinxing comment about how their big white kite never hour glasses, Massive Attack quickly pulled them in after the top mark. Matt's quick panicking got the kite straightened out and they just managed to maintain a few boat-lengths lead through to the finish. After jumping the gun and having to go back across the line, TheVirtual got the foils going on the second lap and hauled in a few boats. After a neck-and-neck final run, More FM (Steve and  Tony) slightly overlaid the finish boat and TheVirtual slipped over a prod length in front.R589 - Merde - David Pairman and Peter Holder - R609- Massive Attack - Nick James and Doug Gale

After a shortened lunch break due to Jimmie's impending wedding obligations, everyone got out to the start in a freshening easterly. Merde (David and Peter) had a great race only just being pipped by TheVirtual up the last beat (involving a slightly dangerous port-starboard incident with closing speeds of 15 knots) and finished second. More FM, sitting in 3rd place broke a critical component in their foil control system and dropped back past L3 and Massive Attack to 5th.

The last race for the day was again in a nice Easterly, with many reports of exciting kite runs. Danny and Isaac in G Spot were seen with several acres of kite screaming downwind with the occasional launch from the slight chop. L3 managed to get in front of Merde to finish second behind TheVirtual.

 

          Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
Boat Skipper Crew Total Points   Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
607 - The Virtual Paul Roe Malcolm Snowdon 516.667   5 50.000 1 100.000 1 100.000 3 66.667 1 100.000 1 100.000
603 - L3 Sean Milner Matt Bancroft 473.333   3 66.667 2 80.000 2 80.000 1 100.000 3 66.667 2 80.000
609 - Massive Attack Nick James Doug Gale 427.619   1 100.000 3 66.667 4 57.143 2 80.000 4 57.143 3 66.667
589 - Merde Dave Pairman Peter Holder 333.175   6 44.444 4 57.143 6 44.444 5 50.000 2 80.000 4 57.143
565 - More FM Steve MacIntosh Tony Park 319.841   4 57.143 6 44.444 3 66.667 4 57.143 5 50.000 6 44.444
582 - Chemical Weapon Jimmy Collet Sam Stockwell 284.274   2 80.000 5 50.000 5 50.000 6 44.444 6 44.444 DNS 15.385
567 RaptR Jessica Lee Leo Pritt 232.727   7 40.000 7 40.000 7 40.000 8 36.364 8 36.364 7 40.000
601 Rampant James Maynard Hayden Bruce 209.557   8 36.364 8 36.364 8 36.364 9 33.333 10 30.769 8 36.364
612 G Spot Dan Folter Isaac Armstrong 130.000   DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 7 40.000 7 40.000 5 50.000
569 Rabid Rowan Sinton Ellen Palmer 97.436   DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 10 30.769 9 33.333 9 33.333

 

Day 3

R607 - TheVirtual - Paul Roe and Malcolm Snowdon - R589 - Merde - David Pairman and Peter Holder - KitesThe typical Lyttelton Easterly finally settled in for the last day of racing. L3 was going well and managed to pick off More FM despite their hydrofoils, when Steve's hat blew off and was flailing round on its 6mm Vectran retention line, causing considerable pandemomium in the boat. A decision was made after the racing to retire the hat. Merde had the best boat speed upwind and precise starts but with a few issues at the corners and a swim before the last start could't hold out TheVirtual who took three race wins. The Rampant crew learned the hard way that Ronstan blocks are not up to the vang loads, and missed the first race, but had some great rides down wind in the afternoon. Rabid managed to get round the first race with not a single swim, a result they were quite happy with. However they had some issues in the last race when they got the kite all tangled, and while attempting to fix it upwind managed to sail well past the lay line. There were a few swims on the way back into the club but these difficulties were remedied by a good barbique afterwards.

Final Results

          Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9
  Boat Skipper Crew Total Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 607 - The Virtual Paul Roe Malcolm Snowdon 816.667 5 50.000 1 100.000 1 100.000 3 66.667 1 100.000 1 100.000 1 100.000 1 100.000 1 100.000
2 603 - L3 Sean Milner Matt Bancroft 673.333 3 66.667 2 80.000 2 80.000 1 100.000 3 66.667 2 80.000 3 66.667 3 66.667 3 66.667
3 609 - Massive Attack Nick James Doug Gale 584.762 1 100.000 3 66.667 4 57.143 2 80.000 4 57.143 3 66.667 5 50.000 4 57.143 5 50.000
4 589 - Merde Dave Pairman Peter Holder 573.175 6 44.444 4 57.143 6 44.444 5 50.000 2 80.000 4 57.143 2 80.000 2 80.000 2 80.000
5 565 - More FM Steve MacIntosh Tony Park 484.127 4 57.143 6 44.444 3 66.667 4 57.143 5 50.000 6 44.444 4 57.143 5 50.000 4 57.143
6 582 - Chemical Weapon Jimmy Collet Sam Stockwell 404.274 2 80.000 5 50.000 5 50.000 6 44.444 6 44.444 DNS 15.385 7 40.000 7 40.000 7 40.000
7 567 RaptR Jessica Lee Leo Pritt 338.788 7 40.000 7 40.000 7 40.000 8 36.364 8 36.364 7 40.000 9 33.333 8 36.364 8 36.364
8 601 Rampant James Maynard Hayden Bruce 291.608 8 36.364 8 36.364 8 36.364 9 33.333 10 30.769 8 36.364 DNS 15.385 9 33.333 9 33.333
9 612 G Spot Dan Folter Isaac Armstrong 263.333 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 7 40.000 7 40.000 5 50.000 6 44.444 6 44.444 6 44.444
10 569 Rabid Rowan Sinton Ellen Palmer 195.338 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 10 30.769 9 33.333 9 33.333 8 36.364 10 30.769 10 30.769