Scale Challenge 2017

Scores & reports by Bob Bryant,

Round 1, Predicted Log - 5th April
It gets dark early on the opening round of the Scale Challenge so there is only time for one event and Predicted Log is suitable for the occasion.
There were some very good results but no one could match Daron Maynard’s identical times which puts him in the lead after round 1.

Rd1 Predicted Log

Round 2, Striaght Running 26th April

A nice calm evening with no wind seemed to be ideal conditions for the straight running competition. The first round was nothing like straight and six of the eleven competitors didn’t score any points.

Steve Coles, who was new to the event, had the best score but his luck ran out in the second round. Rob Arlett, with his two-second places, was the best on the night.

Straight Run 1 2017

Round 3, Payload Race 17th May

photos by Nigel Clarke

There were seven entries for the Payload Challenge. Three of the boats were made from vacuum formed Coastguard hulls. The long thin shape proved to be the best design and these boats took the first three places.
Chris Locke finished four laps ahead of Russ Chilcott, which shows the importance of a good set-up.

Payload 1 2017

Overall points table after 3 rounds

Overall after 3 rounds 2017

Tug Towing (non-scoring event) - 7th June

The Tug Towing event does not count towards the Scale Challenge and the pairs are selected at random. It was an enjoyable evening with some very close scores. Team Malcolm/Daron tied with Team Russ/Chris on just nine penalty points each.

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