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NRSC commodore’s Cup and Green Ranger Trophy 2019
We will have a full report and results coming soon.
1st Commodore’Cup Jeff Harteveldt in Deja Vu
1st Green Ranger Nigel Wordingham in Cho Cho San
Commodore’s Cup (Report by Nigel Wordingham)
With five boats in contention, honours were taken by Déjà Vu followed by My Weigh and Quartet. Strega and Cho Cho San also raced. On 29 June the race started from near Horning Hall then went up to a buoy in the Thurne before proceeding to the Anchorage. Nearly the whole race seemed to be close hauled with only fairly short spells off the wind. The crews certainly got a good work out though not all were totally appreciative! Quartet and Cho Cho San both had unwanted contact with the bank, the latter retiring after an exciting joust with Déjà Vu. Strega, who started 10 minutes later than My Weigh, was in hot pursuit and finished just two seconds after My Weigh. In the end Deja Vu’s superior speed told, with My Weigh’s easier jib handling helping her to second place on handicap. Quartet recovered from her grounding to come in third. This was followed by the usual excellent Commodores Cup BBQ which helped the jib handlers recover their strength for the following day when luckily there was more reaching involved and it was the helmsmen suffering from excess adrenalin in the close racing. Thanks to all who made it such a great occasion and particularly Tom Parkinson for standing in as OOD so that the Commodore could race.
Green Rangers Trophy (Report by Mark Collins)
With five boats in contention, honours were taken by Cho Cho San in first place, followed by Déjà Vu and Quartet. My Weigh and ZigZag also raced. In this pursuit format the OOD works out the start time for each boat taking into account the handicaps, the idea being that everyone arrives together in an exciting finish.
On 30 June boats were ready in good time after an overnight stay and Quartet suggested starting an hour early. My Weigh showed the way forward from the Anchorage start and was long gone before ZigZag set out with three 800s uncomfortably close to her stern. Lovely sunny morning and variable winds on the port beam so it was a reach to the mark at Boundary Dyke with a favourable tide. The five boats held their start positions at the turn but back against the tide and with light winds at the Acle mark competition was hotting up on the return to Oby Dyke. Back to Acle and Zig Zag was told off quite rightly for creeping up the reeds inside My Weigh. Despite the smaller boats holding the 800s off for a while, after the final turn at Acle a tussle was on between Déjà Vu and Cho Cho San. At noon the hooter marked the final placements with Cho Cho San ahead. A good race was followed by an excellent lunch. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to a memorable occasion, in particular Alison and Alex McDermid, Bob and Judy Jarvey, Mike and Julia Morcher and Tom Parkinson, not to mention the many helpers on the social side.