Report form the 2005 MacIntyre Cup
As usual, Deviot Sailing Club laid down the welcome mat for what turned out to be a series of excellent racing.
Friday night set the scene for some tough battles, with the most amazing thunderstorm which set the heavens on fire for around 5 hours.
Six races were held on the Saturday, but unfortunately only one on the Sunday, after waiting several hours (playing pool for many) for the breeze to fill in. Thanks to PRO Grant Simmons, racing was fast and furious.
Unfortunately numbers were poor, with only 3 boats travelling up from the south of the state (all from Kingston Beach Sailing Club), and a total of 10 boats competing.
In spite of this, the competition was fierce, and apart from first place, which Mark Barrington and Tazman Parry took out most convincingly, every place was fought for with great effort. Mark and Tazman did particularly well considering it was only Tazman’s second race.
Jessie and Grant Atherton finished 2 nd overall in Kamikaze and the Whitmore family in Odyessus were 3 rd.
The Sub-Junior was won by Simon and Joshua Baker in Dirty Deeds. They also took out the First Class Effort award for a magnificent race in the last heat, holding out Mark Barrington in Kamikaze II until the last.
David Bakker and James Erwin in Crikey won the Junior Trophy.
Handicap honours went to Jenny Graney and Dan Parry in Carpe Diem, from Stephen and Ross Blackwood in Quicksilver, and Mark Barrington and Tazman Parry in Kamikaze II.
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