Mum's Bucket Round 1 Report

14/01/2016

A full complement of 8 teams assembled at Queen Mary reservoir on 10th January for the first round of the Mum’s Bucket random pairs team racing.

For those less familiar with this style of event each boat is paired with and against every other team in two boat team racing.  The result is that those less experienced in two boat team racing get to race with more experienced teams and the more experienced teams have to assist their team mate to avoid being the last boat to finish.  In two boat team racing the last boat loses.

Fortunately the weather turned out to be almost ideal with a 10 – 12 knot breeze and virtually unbroken sunshine.

The standard of competition was exceedingly high and no-one won all their races with some finishes being extremely difficult to call.

Given the ideal conditions with two flights on the race course at any one time the full round robin of 14 races was completed in very good time with Henry Arnold’s team comprising Emily Parker, Matt Moseley and Ed Bayliss emerged as overall winner with 6 wins.  Sam Littlejohn, Tom Quigley and Olly Dix were equal second with four wins each and all qualified for the Mum’s Bucket final on 17th April.

Following the end of the Round Robin two boats elected to stop so the remaining 6 teams were formed into two teams of three for two rounds of 3 on 3 team racing. 

The round two qualifier on 13th February, which is already fully subscribed, will produce the next four qualifiers.

Thanks go to the Race Officers led by Linda Pennington and the full complement of umpires led by Ed Fryer.  The fleet of 8 J/80s showed that  Queen Mary is an excellent venue for team racing events and the good boat preparation pre season resulted in very few delays to breakdowns.
 
CSO 13.1.2016
Final Places
1. Henry Arnold
2. Sam Littlejohn
2. Tom Quigley
2. Olly Dix
5. Russell Peters
6. Bernard Kinchin
7. Simon Talbot
8. William Edwards
 
 
  A Henry Arnold B Russell Peters C William Edwards D Bernard Kinchin E           Sam Littlejohn F       Tom Quigley G       Olly   Dix H Simon Talbot
Race 1 1 1   0     0  
Race 2     0   1 0   1
Race 3   1 0       1 0
Race 4 1     1 0 0    
Race 5     0 1   1 0  
Race 6 1 0     0     0
Race 7 1   0   0   1  
Race 8   0   0   1   1
Race 9   1 0 0 1      
Race 10 0         1 1 0
Race 11 1   1 0       0
Race 12   0     1 0 1  
Race 13 1 0 0     1    
Race 14       1 1   0 0
  6 3 1 3 4 4 4 2