Mum's Bucket Final

20/04/2016

8 teams lined up for the Final of the Mum’s Bucket, RTYC’s premier random pairs team racing event at QMSC. The sun was shining, and competitors were hungry for a good day’s racing.

With a fickle wind, gusting everything from 2 to 12kts, and shifting through over 100 degrees at regular intervals, the Race Management Team were kept on their toes.

Despite the tricky conditions a total of 24 races were completed, with 20 to count towards the final score. The new course layout meant that there were plenty of opportunities for team racing manoeuvres including; mark traps, luffing matches, and lots of excitement with the downwind finishes, meaning that the entire fleet would cross the line within seconds of each other.

The competitors all commented on how high the standard of the racing was, which is testament to the time which Members have been putting in to team racing at QMSC and abroad, at both regattas and training events.
Sam Littlejohn and his crew emerged victorious, winning every one of their matches. Sam and the team will be awarded the trophy at the Prize Winners’ Dinner later in the year.

A huge thank you to PRO Jenny Woods, for keeping the racing going throughout the day and David Lees and his umpire team for awarding the penalties and keeping all the sailors in check, without these people our Members wouldn’t be able to enjoy the excellent standard of sailing which the Club has become renowned for.
Final places
1st Sam Littlejohn
2nd Henry Arnold
3rd Sarah Allan
4th Sam Jenkins
5th Tom Quigley
6th Olly Dix
7th Gregor Logan
8th William Edwards
 
Individual scores

 
  Henry Arnold Sam Jenkins Gregor Logan Olly Dix Sarah Allan Sam Little-john Tom Quigley William Edwards
Race 1 2 2   0     0  
Race 2     2   0 2   0
Race 3   2 0       2 0
Race 4 0     0 2 2    
Race 5     0 2   2 0  
Race 6 2 0     2     0
Race 7 2   0   0   2  
Race 8   0   0   2   2
Race 9   2 0 0 2      
Race 10 0         2 2 0
Race 11 2   2 0       0
Race 12   2     0 2 0  
Race 13 2 0 0     2    
Race 14       2 2   0 0
Race 15 0     0 2 2    
Race 16   2 0       2 0
Race 17 2 2   0     0  
Race 18     2   0 2   0
Race 19 2 0     2     0
Race 20     0 2   0 2  
Total 14 12 6 6 12 18 10 2