Monday, 27 July 2009
Reuben Corbett: the weekend's winner. Image copyright Bronwyn Hyland.
by Laurie Jury
Eight top match racing teams lined up in the weekend for the third event of the Bucks match racing series at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club.
Light winds plagued the event with the race committee have to cut the format to a just a single round robin.
The light winds didn’t stop the fierce competition; the umpires had their hands full with protests and penalties.
Reuben Corbett and his team sailed very well in the trying conditions, to finish the round with no losses. In second place was Adrian Short with 1 loss and David Wood finishing in third.
Laurie Jury and his Slam Kiwi Match Team finished in fourth place to move up to first equal in the overall series standings with Micheal Bullot.
There is one more event in the series the ‘Doyle Match Cup’ which is held on the 12th and 13th September. Up for grabs for the series winning team is an entry to the Noumea Cup, an ISAF grade 3 international Match Race.
The Doyle Match Cup will count double points and is a non-discard event, with the points so close there are seven teams in with a chance to take out the overall series.
Adrian Short involved in close racing. Image copyright Bronwyn Hyland.
Bucks Match Race Three Results
1st Reuben Corbett
2nd Adrian Short
3rd David Wood
4th Laurie Jury
5th Chris Kitchen
6th Stephanie Hazard
7th Graeme Sutherland
8th Samantha Osborne
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club