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Jon Stubbs

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Wa short course series
« on: December 17, 2012, 06:19:22 PM »

A great weekend. 15 boats attended over the weekend in predominantly light, tricky conditions due to the morning starts. The courses were two times around a windward/leeward course that were between 20 and 40 minutes long.There were 8 races over two mornings.

The races were raced under SMS and TCF handicap systems so the spoils were spread around the fleet.
Racing finished by 12: 00 noon, so the Saturday arvo sausage sizzle and beers became quite messy.

Some racing highlights were:
the tussle between Brian de Vries and Evan Lutey/Mitch de Vries, on Thompson 7.5's, fighting it it out for most line honours ... eventually taken out by Brian.
a blanket finish to Race 1 with about six boats drifting across the finish in one tangled bunch.
Three Vipers hitting the line together in strengthening breeze in Race Four. Tim Reger sailing his new Viper, and Chris O'Keefe, who helped introduce the Vipers to Australia,  were given = first.  Rod Beurteaux finished a second or so further back.
The final SMS results for the weekend:

1st    Viper 640  AUS114   Tim Reger
2nd   Viper 640  Snake Charmer Chris O'Keefe
3rd   Shaw 650   Shaw Thing   Mark Robins

Thanks to the WA Sportsboat Association, starters and course layers, BBQ'ers , and all competitors for putting together a great weekend.