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Leander 2019 - NPCL, Lyttelton Harbour

69th Leander Trophy National R Class Skiff championship, 14-17 February 2019.

Pub Charity Limited LogoDay 1 started with a nice Easterly, which was forecast to drop. Everyone agreed to start with two races back to back, with the option for a third, if everyone was happy to continue. The breeze dropped slightly for each race, as it looked to drop further everyone opted to stay out for the third race. Race 3 had some big holes and light bands, making for tricky racing. The odd tyre, masses of weed and a ship added to the challenge.

Day 2 SW changing to NE around Race 4 start time. So everyone agreed to the same format as Day 1 starting at 1pm. So the three races were run in a building shifty NE Breeze, much less weed than Day 1.

Day 3 Strong SW forecast to drop. Breeze stayed in, and featured strong gusts with very light patches. Race 8 and 9 were back to back starting at 11am. A couple of gear failures, meant we stopped for lunch and resumed with a depleted fleet for the final race. 

Day 4 Sprint Series. Ideal sprint conditions, flat water, 16-17Kn NE sea breeze. The spectators were entertained with closely contested races and a few spills. Race 4 was a near dead heat with theVirtual and GreyR split by a few tenths of a second. With lead changes aplenty, most races were decided due to a slightly worse tack, gybe or mark rounding. With theVirtual taking a clean sweep of all five races they retain the Sprints Trophy for the 3rd consecutive year.

As usual, NPCL and the amazing club volunteers, ran a superb Leander Trophy. Thanks to Ross May and Graham Grant on the start boat, and Robbie Norris and Graham Williams on the course/support boat. The Sprints were run with aplomb by Doug, Robina and Marty.

Special thanks for funding from Pub Charity Limited.

Leander Trophy Final Results

          Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9
Place 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 860.000 1 100.000 1 100.000 2 80.000 2 80.000 1 100.000 1 100.000 1 100.000 1 100.000 1 100.000
2 589 - Merde Dave Pairman Peter Holder 746.667 3 66.667 2 80.000 1 100.000 1 100.000 2 80.000 2 80.000 2 80.000 2 80.000 2 80.000
3 565 – GreyR Steve MacIntosh Tony Park 502.222 2 80.000 3 66.667 3 66.667 3 66.667 3 66.667 3 66.667 DNF 22.222 DNC 0.000 3 66.667
4 601 Rampant James Maynard Ollie Palmer 384.921 5 50.000 6 44.444 5 57.143 6 44.444 6 44.444 6 44.444 5 50.000 4 57.143 DNC 0.000
5 600 - L2 Leo Pritt Jono Kidson 382.540 6 44.444 4 57.143 4 50.000 4 57.143 5 50.000 5 50.000 3 66.667 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000
6 609 - Massive Attack James Collett Doug Gale 315.873 4 57.143 5 50.000 6 44.444 5 50.000 4 57.143 4 57.143 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000
7 576 RaptR Danny Folder Jessica Lee 123.810 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 DNC 0.000 4 57.143 3 66.667 DNC 0.000

Sprint Series Supercup Results

Boat Skipper Crew Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5
R607 - TheVirtual Paul Roe Malcolm Snowdon 5 1 1 1 1 1
R589 - Merde David Pairman Peter Holder 12 2 2 3 3 2
R565 - GreyR Steve MacIntosh Tony Park 13 3 3 2 2 3
R600 - L2 Leo Pritt Jono Kidson 22 4 6 4 4 4
R601 - Rampant James Maynard Ollie Palmer 30 5 5 DNF DNS DNS
R565 - RaptR Danny Folter Jessica Lee 31 6 4 DNS DNS DNS