PRACC Results

Current 2019 PRACC Series Table

Nationals & PRACC 6
Held at Fleetwood over the first weekend in August congratulations go to Rob Walsh on becoming the 2019 RA National champion.
John Taylors report on both days can be found here:
Day 1 Report
Day 2 Report  Nats&PRACC6

PRACC 5
14 skippers arrived at Bournville RS&MBC to be greeted by a light breeze that sadly got lighter and lighter as the day progressed. Race Officer Vic Bellerson kept things moving and 9 races were completed before 3pm, when everyone agreed that whilst reflections in a mirror like lake may be nice to look at they are no fun to sail in! and it was agreed to call it a day.
PRACC5


PRACC 4

Held at Eastbourne & District Model Yacht Club on 2nd June
PRACC4


PRACC 3

‘A’ Boats at Yeovil MBC for PRACC 3.

Sunday 19th May dawned bright and sunny but the forecast showed 2 large weather systems were converging down the country giving only a fickle light breeze which, came and went from most directions during the day.  Different combinations of buoys were tried but, for most of the day, course setting was almost irrelevant as competitors needed to be prepared to beat, reach or run on any leg of the course to catch whatever wind was on offer.

Over the day 14 races were sailed and the challenging conditions produced 6 different race winners.  Before lunch the racing was dominated by Peter Wiles winning 5 of the 7 races sailed.  Others struggled to match Peter’s consistency but wins by Richard Aucott in race 3 and Bob Conner in race 5 maintained the challenge.

After lunch the cyclonic conditions continued increasingly influenced by dark gathering clouds to the east.  Bob Conner took his Sweet to a second win in race 8 and John White won race 9 just holding off Richard Aucott in a tight finish.  After a short break the building clouds produced the strongest and steadiest breeze of the day for the last 3 races.  The first of these saw local Robbie Nevitt at the front just piping Nigel Clarke to the finish.  But, with a quick re- trim for the fresher breeze, Peter Wiles won the last 2 races and with it the event overall.  Bob Conner finishing with race scores of 3,2 & 2 and a total net score of 35 took the second place narrowly from Richard Aucott who finished with 37.

It was a great pity that the fleet had to wait until late in the day for a decent breeze to arrive but at least we avoided the downpour only a couple of miles away!

Thanks to Tony Edwards for the report and Martin Wallbank for the photos

PRACC 19.5.19 3PRACC3_Res_2019

PRACC 19.5.19 2


PRACC 2

The second meeting of the PRACC series was held at Apex Lake Burnham-on-Sea on Sunday the 14th of April hosted by Sedgemoor Model Boat Club. Entrants taking part were from Eastbourne, Poole, Bideford, Woodspring and Sedgemoor Clubs. The first race started at 10.00am with a fair breeze from the east south east at approximately 10 knts . This wind held fairly constant through the day and the triangle course of two laps did not have to be relayed during the day’s racing, enabling 21 races to be completed before the 3.30pm finish.

Our thanks to the members of both yachting sections of Sedgemoor MBC for being the race observers, which meant no observers had to be drawn from the fleet. The standard for the day was set by Peter Wiles of Poole who demonstrated the art of ‘A’ class sailing by winning 15 of the 21 races with his lowest place being 3rd. (final score of 21pts) This resulted, as the day progressed, in the competition being about 2nd place.

The morning session saw some close sailing amongst the rest of the fleet with no clear contender for 2nd place. At the lunch break the competition for 2nd position saw John White (Bideford), Nigel Clarke (Sedgemoor), Richard Aucott (Sedgemoor) and Bob Iles (Poole) all within a few points of each other. The afternoon session started with the wind being a bit tricky at the windward mark but this improved later in the session. John White strengthened his position to take 2nd place with 53pts. Nigel Clarke just edged into 3rd place by one point ahead of Richard Aucott, (66pts to 67pts).
A good enjoyable day’s sailing for all concerned.

Full Results available here


PRACC 1

Held at Hampton Court on 24th March

Results:

PRACC1_2019


For a list of previous winners click here.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: