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Mooloolaba Winter Series Offshore Sabot report  by Ryan Stoddart

 
Day 1
 
Was a beautiful sunny day, making for some of that magic winter sailing.  Racing was very fun with about 8-10 knots and only a slight swell.
 
Results  Race 1   
             1. Ryan Stoddart - Stay Tuned
             2. Sarnia Upham - Rapid Fire
             3. Sean O'Rourke - Wombat
 
            Race 2
            1. Sean O'Rourke - Wombat
            2. Ryan Stoddart - Stay Tuned
            3. Sarnia Upham - Rapid Fire
 
Day 2.
 
Another beautiful day with a moderate breeze of 10-12 knots  with a short lumpy swell, which caused some competitors to feel a little queasy and not being able to give full concentration.
 
Results    Race 1
               1. Ryan Stoddart - Stay Tuned
               2. Rebecca Howells - Pelagic
               3. Sarnia Upham - Rapid Fire
 
               Race 2
               1. Rebecca Howells - Pelagic
               2. Sarnia Upham - Rapid Fire
               3. Ryan Stoddart - Stay Tuned
 
Day 3
 
Not such an ideal sailing day as the breezes were very fluky ranging from 3-12 knots and wind shifts of almost 180 degrees.  In the first race the lead changed a number of times with knocks and lifts all over the course.  Race 2 was shortened due to the first race being postponed because of the wind shifts.
 
Results    Race 1
               1. Rebecca Howells - Pelagic
               2. Sarnia Upham - Rapid Fire
               3. Sean O'Rourke - Wombat
 
               Race 2
               1. Ryan Stoddart - Stay Tuned
               2. Sarnia Upham - Rapid Fire
               3. Rebecca Howells - Pelagic
 
..Day 4   
 
 
The weather turned out to be another great day for sailing with a short  swell and a breeze of about 8-10 knots.  It was great to see Brendon Smith in Flat Chat make the trip down for the day.
 
Results
1. Stay Tuned - Ryan Stoddart
2. Pelagic - Rebecca Howells
3. Flat Chat - Brendon Smith
 
As there was only 1 official race for the day - they decided to have another race just for fun. 
 
The Results were,
 
1. Stay Tuned - Ryan Stoddart
2. Rapid Fire - Sarnia Upham
3. Pelagic - Rebecca Howells
 
Overall results for the Mooloolaba Winter Series - Offshore Sabots
 
1. Stay Tuned - Ryan Stoddart
2. Rapid Fire - Sarnia Upham
3. Pelagic - Rebecca Howells
 
I would also like to make a special mention and big thank you to the Mooloolba Yacht Club and all who organised this regatta - starters, safety boats etc. Thank you!
 
Good bye and Stay Tuned
 
Ryan.