STIRLING MARBLEHEAD YACHT RACING CLUB Inc.

Woorabinda Lake - Stirling South Australia

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Racing and Results

General Program

The Club Sailing Program for the next year commences late April with club events starting promptly at 10:30 AM last race to finish before 3:00 pm

Sailing will be conducted at Woorabinda Lake, Mabel St Stirling

Sailing every Wednesday with handicap racing on the last Wed of the month and general racing on the other days.  The club also runs a match racing event in early December.

Social sailing is available to members every Sunday morning 8.00 to 12.00am

All state events can be seen on the SARYA web site

Visitors are most welcome to come along and join in the fun.

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Results (for past 4 weeks in detail - see below for all results)


Good winds early where Phil and John both went well.  Lighter more varied winds later favoured the swing rigs.
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed May 24 2017 (Race 4 in M Club Championship)
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 BUNNELL  Mark 78 22 9 13 5 4 2 1 2 1 1 4 1 1
2 MORRIS  Wayne 70 42 14 28 2 6 4 8 5 6 6 1 2 2
3 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 44 13 31 6 7 6 3 1 4 4 3 6 4
4 van den BOK  Adrian 64 49 18 31 dns 8 7 5 4 3 2 2 3 5
5 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 53 20 33 4 3 1 7 3 dns dns 8 4 3
6 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 50 16 34 1 1 8 6 6 2 5 6 8 7
7 LYKKE  John 90 51 16 35 7 2 5 2 9 7 3 5 5 6
8 GERRARD  Jeff 47 73 20 53 3 5 3 4 8 dns dns dns dns dns
9 MARSHALL  Rod 67 76 18 58 8 9 9 9 7 5 7 7 7 8
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 10


Racing was abandoned today (Wed May 17) due to a complete lack of wind and a lake covered with pine needles to say nothing of the drizzle to make for a miserable frustrating day.


The day was very light and variable though the occasional sustained breeze allowed for a couple of memorable runs.  The swing rigs were found wanting ands often languishing behind in the light breezes whilst Phillip and David and Adrian powered away.  Well done to Phillip for his win today.  This is something pleasant to remember as he heads to Canada for the next 6 weeks or so.  Have a great time Phillip.  We reckon a new record was created yesterday for the number of 'hook-ups' by any one yacht in one day.  Hands up who wasn't caught! 
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed May 10 2017 (Race 3 in M Club Championship)   The swing rigs were found wanting as
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 LEVI  Phillip 191 20 9 11 3 2 3 1 2 1 6 1 1
2 MORRIS  Ben 18 20 8 12 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 4 4
3 MORRIS  Wayne 70 31 12 19 2 1 4 8 3 4 3 3 3
4 BUNNELL  Mark 78 41 13 28 4 6 2 6 7 3 2 6 5
5 KNIGHTS  David 63 43 15 28 5 8 5 4 6 7 4 2 2
6 van den BOK  Adrian 64 57 22 35 7 4 7 2 5 5 dnf 5 dnf
7 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 68 21 47 8 5 10 7 8 6 5 8 dnf
8 GERRARD  Jeff 47 76 22 54 6 dnf 6 5 4 dns dns dns dns
9 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 74 19 55 9 7 9 9 10 8 7 9 6
10 MARSHALL  Rod 67 84 22 62 dnf dnf 8 10 9 9 8 7 dnf
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 11


Beautiful sunshine and plenty of spectators but not too much wind!  Everyone found it hard today to outguess the wind-shifts so some races had the winner well ahead.  What was good was the general close sailing amongst the first half of the fleet with often meters separating 4 or 5 yachts and it was down to who got that critical gust or just as importantly who used that gust the best.  Light weather sailing requires great concentration and an effective telltale.
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed May 3 2017 (Race 2 in M Club Championship)
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 MORRIS  Ben 18 15 7 8 3 1 1 3 1 4 1 1
2 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 20 8 12 1 4 2 1 4 1 3 4
3 BUNNELL  Mark 78 23 9 14 4 2 3 2 2 3 5 2
4 MORRIS  Wayne 70 23 8 15 2 3 4 4 3 2 2 3
5 van den BOK  Adrian 64 52 18 34 dns 6 5 8 7 7 4 5
6 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 53 18 35 5 7 6 6 dnf 5 8 6
7 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 58 20 38 dnf 9 8 5 5 6 6 8
8 LYKKE  John 90 63 20 43 dnf 8 9 7 6 8 7 7
9 GERRARD  Jeff 47 67 20 47 6 5 7 9 dns dns dns dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 10


It was a cold with a few showers today. Rod and Phil came but decided not to sail. Ian and Jeff  retired near the end as it was too cold for them. Then we all decided to finish early 2.30pm, not stopping for afternoon tea and went home.
 Mark after  extensive work on his boat during the week ,rewiring , soldering, replacing connectors and then testing on the bench at home was confident all would be fine. Unfortunately the gremlin returned in race #2, He still struggled on and managed win another 2 races. He hopes to replace the winch later on this week.
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Fri Apr 28 2017 (Race 1 in All Classes Handicap)
Place Names Sail No Class Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 KNIGHTS  David 63 M 26 9 17 2 1 3 3 1 2 4 1 5 4
2 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 M 28 10 18 3 2 6 4 2 1 3 2 4 1
3 BUNNELL  Mark 78 M 35 13 22 1 dns 1 2 6 6 1 6 2 3
4 MORRIS  Wayne 70 M 37 13 24 dns 5 2 5 4 3 6 3 1 1
5 GERRARD  Jeff 47 M 43 14 29 5 3 4 1 3 4 5 4 dns dns
6 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 M 46 13 33 4 4 5 6 5 5 2 5 3 dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 7


First race for the 2017-2018 year.  Racing was close as yachts were either favoured or not by the confusing winds. 
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed Apr 19 2017 (Race 1 in M Club Championship)
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 MORRIS  Ben 18 28 13 15 1 5 3 3 2 1 dnf
2 KNIGHTS  David 63 30 13 17 dns 7 2 2 3 2 1
3 LEVI  Phillip 191 33 13 20 7 2 1 6 1 3 dns
4 MORRIS  Wayne 70 30 6 24 6 6 4 1 6 5 2
5 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 33 8 25 8 3 6 4 4 4 4
6 GERRARD  Jeff 47 33 7 26 3 4 7 5 5 6 3
7 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 54 10 44 9 10 9 7 7 7 5
8 WHITEHEAD  Bob 45 59 13 46 5 8 8 8 8 9 dnf
9 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 60 13 47 2 1 5 dns dns dns dns
10 MARSHALL  Rod 67 63 10 53 10 9 10 10 10 8 6
11 SUTTON  Martin 36 70 13 57 dns 11 11 9 9 10 7
12 BUNNELL  Mark 78 82 13 69 4 dnf dns dns dns dns dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 13






Considering the light winds B rigs can do well!  Positions 2 to 6 were very close with count backs separating the sailors. John is learning to cope with the very tricky conditions while Bob was well pleased with his new red 'This is it' and should see a  rapid rise through the rankings in future.  This is the last race of the 2016-7 series as the presentations are next Wed before any results could be processed - so a new season starts then.  Remember the Feathers newxt Wed night 7 pm.
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed Apr 12 2017 (Race 29 in M Club Championship)
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 MORRIS  Ben 18 20 11 9 3 1 4 1 1 7 2 1
2 LEVI  Phillip 191 38 20 18 1 3 1 5 4 6 4 dns
3 BUNNELL  Mark 78 28 10 18 2 5 3 4 5 3 1 5
4 KNIGHTS  David 63 41 22 19 8 2 5 2 2 5 3 dns
5 MORRIS  Wayne 70 38 17 21 5 6 2 7 3 1 10 4
6 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 33 12 21 4 4 6 3 6 2 5 3
7 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 63 22 41 6 7 10 6 8 12 8 6
8 LYKKE  John 90 66 19 47 9 9 9 10 9 4 9 7
9 WHITEHEAD  Bob 45 78 28 50 dns dns 8 9 dnf 11 6 2
10 GERRARD  Jeff 47 78 28 50 12 8 7 8 7 8 dns dns
11 DARBY  Terry 85 78 24 54 10 10 11 13 10 9 7 8
12 MARSHALL  Rod 67 86 23 63 11 11 12 11 11 10 11 9
13 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 72 103 28 75 7 dnf dnf 12 dnf dns dns dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 14


Generally light winds made for some slow races but they were amazingly close.  Wayne and David shared the podium with Ben with Mark and Mal close behind.  One more race for the 2016-17 season with the presentation in two weeks at our AGM to be held at the 'Feathers'.
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed Apr 5 2017 (Race 28 in M Club Championship)
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 MORRIS  Ben 18 15 6 9 3 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 1
2 MORRIS  Wayne 70 29 11 18 4 5 4 6 1 3 2 1 3
3 KNIGHTS  David 63 28 9 19 1 3 2 1 4 4 4 5 4
4 BUNNELL  Mark 78 36 12 24 5 2 6 3 2 2 5 6 5
5 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 41 13 28 7 4 5 4 5 5 6 3 2
6 GERRARD  Jeff 47 65 22 43 2 7 7 7 dns 6 3 dns dns
7 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 65 21 44 10 9 3 dnf 6 7 9 4 6
8 DARBY  Terry 85 70 22 48 6 6 8 5 7 8 8 dns dns
9 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 77 21 56 8 8 dns 8 8 9 10 8 7
10 MARSHALL  Rod 67 78 20 58 9 10 9 9 9 10 7 7 8
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 11
Redress values in dark green.


Tricky strong winds with frustrating holes and patches of vertical wind kept everyone on their toes.  Pleasing to welcome Martin and John today.  This will be the last Handicap day in the current 2016-17 series. 
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed Mar 29 2017 (Race 9 in All Classes Handicap)
Place Names Sail No Class Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 M 55 17 38 1 7 5 1 9 6 8 5 3 4 2 4
2 BUNNELL  Mark 78 M 56 18 38 4 3 6 8 10 3 5 4 5 3 4 1
3 LYKKE  John 90 M 59 19 40 9 10 4 6 2 2 6 3 2 5 7 3
4 MORRIS  Wayne 70 M 71 21 50 dns 4 7 9 3 8 4 7 4 6 5 2
5 MARSHALL  Rod 67 M 75 24 51 8 6 9 5 1 4 10 1 6 1 dns dns
6 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 M 77 21 56 6 8 1 7 8 9 9 2 7 7 1 dns
7 SUTTON  Martin 36 M 83 24 59 10 11 10 2 5 7 1 8 dns 2 3 dns
8 MORRIS  Ben 18 M 84 24 60 2 2 8 4 4 5 2 9 dnf dns dns dns
9 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 72 M 85 24 61 7 1 3 10 6 1 3 6 dnf dns dns dns
10 KNIGHTS  David 63 M 93 24 69 3 5 dnf dns 7 10 7 10 1 8 6 dns
11 GERRARD  Jeff 47 M 115 24 91 5 9 2 3 dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 12


View All 2017-18 Results as pdf (Acrobat file) or excel (Version 2000 or later)

 

RESULTS for previous years View as pdf View as excel
  2016-17 2016-17
  2015-16 2015-16
  2014-15 2014-15
  2013-14 2013-14
  2012-13 2012-13
  2011-12 2011-12
  2010-11 2010-11
  2009-10 2009-10
  2008-09 2008-09
  2007-08 2007-08

2016-17 trophy winners

 

Burgess Trophy Constructors trophy Bob Whitehead
Commodores Cup Best overall performance Ben Morris
Handicap Trophy Best on Handicap Mark Bunnell
Vice Commodores Trophy Most improved Phil Wollaston
Woorabinda Cup Match racing Ben Morris

 

 

2015-16 trophy winners

 

Burgess Trophy Constructors trophy Ben Morris
Commodores Cup Best overall performance Ben Morris
Handicap Trophy Best on Handicap Mal Cockshell
Vice Commodores Trophy Most improved Rod Marshall
Woorabinda Cup Match racing Phillip Levi

 

 

2014-15 trophy winners 

Burgess Trophy Constructors trophy Not awarded
Commodores Cup Best overall performance Ben Morris
Handicap Trophy Best on Handicap Jeff Gerrard
Vice Commodores Trophy Most improved Ian Smallacombe
Woorabinda Cup Match racing Phillip Levi

 

 

2013-14 trophy winners

Burgess Trophy Constructors trophy Wayne Morris
Commodores Cup Best overall performance Ben Morris
Handicap Trophy Best on Handicap Jeff Gerrard
Vice Commodores Trophy Most improved Mal Cockshell
Woorabinda Cup Match racing David Knights

 

 

2012-13 trophy winners

Burgess Trophy Constructors trophy Adrian van den Bok
Commodores Cup Best overall performance Phillip Levi
Handicap Trophy Best on Handicap Phil Wollaston
Vice Commodores Trophy Most improved Adrian van den Bok
Woorabinda Cup Match racing David Knights

 

2011-12 trophy winners

Burgess Trophy Constructors trophy Ian Smallacombe
Commodores Cup Best overall performance Ben  Morris
Handicap Trophy Best on Handicap Jeff Gerrard
Vice Commodores Trophy Most improved Phil Wollaston
Woorabinda Cup Match racing Phillip Levi

 

2010-11 trophy winners

Burgess Trophy Constructors trophy Malcom Cockshell
Commodores Cup Best overall performance Ben  Morris
Handicap Trophy Best on Handicap Wayne Morris
Vice Commodores Trophy Most improved Malcom Cockshell
Woorabinda Cup Match racing David Knights

 

2009-10 trophy winners

Burgess Trophy Constructors trophy Alan Gold
Commodores Cup Best overall performance Ben  Morris
Handicap Trophy Best on Handicap David Knights
Vice Commodores Trophy Most improved Wayne Morris
Woorabinda Cup Match racing Steve Casten

 

2008-9 trophy winners

Burgess Trophy Constructors trophy David Knights
Commodores Cup Best overall performance Ben  Morris
Handicap Trophy Best on Handicap David Knights
Vice Commodores Trophy Most improved Jeff Gerrard
Woorabinda Cup Match racing Wayne Morris

 

2008 Interclub challenges

2007 Interclub Challenge at Woorabinda

Last Updated 25/05/2017