Handicap trophy winner and birthday boy, Justin Taylor on Kryptonite, also tied for Least Points with Steve and Di Clarke on Board Room with 6 points “off the stick”. Justin was gracious, fondly remembering Graeme in his acceptance before being urged to “ring the bell”.
A perfect time-trialling day, blue, sunny skies, gentle breeze and another new course for the fleet to navigate. The test was the hairpin turn down at Bricklanding to get back to Lucky Bay on time, a near-impossible task for the larger 12-knot boats, resulting in numerous, loud protests urging starter John Meldrum to scrap Brickies from results. Some boats reported speeds in excess of 25 knots and still late! Great result for Steve and Justin to score 6 on the 12 checked marks.
Handicap fleet winners in the Starboard fleet were a surprised team Amazon Steve Wall and Amanda Watson with a low enough handicap to still take out a first flag with 20 points. Happy campers just back from Broome, Vern and Judy Bailey on Holidaze were 2nd on countback also with 20 points with Steve and Di Clarke, Board Room collecting the 3rd place flag 21 points.
Second place in the Port fleet behind Justin and Helen Taylor Kryptonite (12 points) were David Markham and Deon Moore on Living the Dream with 16 points and third, Jason Claricoates and Caroline James on Northstar with 17 points on handicap.
Next week is the Colin Wilson Trophy which carries $100 prize money, kindly donated each year by Colin’s family for the trophy winner.
Kylie Cup Results: Congratulations Troy Dalglish for the win in Sunday mornings RFBYC invitation event.
Unfortunately, due to confusion with results on the finishing mark, the wrong winners were announced. Once Race Controller, Chris Kelly confirmed the result to the few guests still enjoying drinks on the lawn in the sunny late afternoon, the trophies were retrieved and given to team Dalusional without fanfare. Bradley made up for this by preparing espresso martinis for visitors onboard Dalusional from Claremont and Squadron, continuing the celebrations at the Claremont Clubhouse, before heading back to SoPYC at sunset.
The next invitation event is RPYC’s “Seafarers Trophy” on Sunday, Sept 15th
Note: While the name is similar to our Navigator Skippers Trophy this is an event for the regular skippers! All Time Triallers are welcome and encouraged to nominate for these fun Sunday morning events followed by delicious lunches provided by the host clubs.