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2012 The Geelong Festival of Sails
Without Audi as the major sponsor was reportedly down a little on numbers of previous years. We had only 3 Elliott 7s competing but still managed representation from Victoria, NSW and the ACT. The Elliott 7s started with the open Sports boats building that fleet to 14. RGYC was able to provide results for the Elliott 7s as SMS results for us in the Sports Boat fleet.
The day race on Friday was a passage race from in Corio Bay out through the Channel Markers and back again. We picked the wrong side of course up the first beat and had to follow Martin Leach in ‘Seventh Wave’ around the first mark. Escapade pulled back ahead of Seventh wave and made good ground on the other Sports Boats to finish the first race 5th on SMS handicap.
The remaining 8 races over the next two days were all windward leeward. This seems to help the sports boats with asymmetrical spinnakers that can run their ideal angles downwind. We managed one other 5th with some 8s and 7s to finish 7th overall on SMS.
Escapade was headed in the first leg by Tim Roberts on Va Va Voom in one race on the final day but managed to win 9 of the 9 Races against the other two Elliott 7s. It is a shame that more of the Elliott 7s did not compete as it was a great regatta. There was the usual fantastic atmosphere and the organization was second to none.
Photo above by Terri Dodds shows Escapade chasing down the Young Rocket, a Shaw 650 and a Thompson 7.
In order of their series results were the following designs.
|Place||Ties||Boat Name||Sail#||Skipper||Series Score||Race9||Race8||Race7||Race6||Race5||Race4||Race3||Race2||Race1|
|1||KISS SELDEN||106||Pierre Gal||8.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||[2.0]|
|2||MONKEY BUSINESS||G108||Cam Rae||18.5||3.0||[8.0]||2.0||2.0||2.0||4.0||2.5||2.0||1.0|
|4||GAME ON||YC247||Julian Newton||35.0||4.0||3.0||5.0||3.0||4.0||2.0||[9.0]||7.0||7.0|
|5||RAYWHITE MORDIALL OC||7021||Greg Scherwinski||36.0||[9.0]||5.0||4.0||5.0||6.0||3.0||4.0||5.0||4.0|
|6||BARELY LEGAL||SM161 7||Tim Smith||45.5||6.0||4.0||7.0||6.0||3.0||7.5||8.0||4.0||[8.0]|
|8||SHORT N SWEET||17||Chris Williams||58.0||10.0||11.0||6.0||7.0||8.0||6.0||7.0||[12.0]||3.0|
|9||5.0 S||ASTRO BOY||R780||Anthony Kopp||67.0||5.0||9.0||9.0||9.0||10.0||9.0||6.0||[11.0]||10.0|
|10||JUST QUIETLY||7018||Chris Booton||67.0||7.0||6.0||10.0||10.0||9.0||10.0||[10.0]||6.0||9.0|
|11||VA VA VOOM||B5225||Tim Roberts||95.0||11.0||12.0||13.0||13.0||13.0||13.0||11.0||9.0||[13.0]|
|13||SEVENTH WAVE||33||Martin Leach||98.0||12.0||14.0||12.0||12.0||12.0||12.0||12.0||[14.0]||12.0|
|14||ELLIOTT NESS||G479||Peter Durran||101||14.0||10.0||14.0||14.0||14.0||11.0||14.0||10.0||[15.0F]|
Peter Barter – Escapade, Canberra Yacht Club
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