Small Yacht Series 2017

SYS Series 2017

Round 7 - 22nd October (final in series)

The final meet of the series was probably the best this year for exciting racing. Although, it didn’t look like we were going to have the round at first, as the wind was howling across the lake with gusts around 35+mph.

After a delay of 30 minutes, the OOD decided to separate the fleets and give the skippers the option to sail. Five skippers decided not to race and so that left 5 skippers in each class racing.
Amazingly, we didn’t have any retirements during the meet and only two minor repairs, considering the conditions it says a lot for the construction and reliability of these little yachts.

In RTR class, Howard Ashenden used his handicap start well, winning 4 of the 8 races. With the absence of Alan Barnstable (TX failure before the races started) Russ Chilcott having already won the series sailed consistently. In the end, Howard won the meet by count back.
The MC/Kit class was a different story with Kevin Roberts dominating the class winning 6 of the 8 races. He could do no more, as he needed others to beat his main rivals. And so, it was results further down the field that mattered, as the days result would determine the overall series winner. Rod Butler and Chris Lewis battled it out race by race with the series leader changing several times.

In the end, the round and the series result went to count back. Rod and Chris couldn’t be separated across the results (going back to round 1) and so they tied for first place in the series. In the end, there was only 1 point between the top three skippers in the MC/Kit class.

Congratulations to Howard (RTR) and Kevin (MC) for winning this round and to Rod Butler & Chris Lewis (MC) and Russ Chilcott (RTR) for winning the 2017 SYS Series.

Many thanks to Richard Harris for recording the scores for all the races.

The next and last meet this season is November 5th for the Elimination Race. Races start at 10:00am.

Kevin SYS sec.

Click on button below to download Pdf score sheet

all meetings 10am - 1pm;

12th February

12th March

23rd April

25th June

30th July

24th September

22nd October (final round)

< FINAL overall points table

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above - Alan Barnstable (left) collecting the 2016 series RTR class trophy from the SYS Sec. Kevin Roberts

below - Chris Lewis (right) with the 2016 series MC/Kit trophy

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