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)


It's becoming harder to get to the front and to keep there.  A whole group of yachts are always pushing to the front as they gain experience with their yachts and rigs.  Good luck to the team on Sunday for the final of the Transom Trophy race at West Lakes.
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed Nov 8 2017 (Race 20 in M Club Championship)
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 MORRIS  Ben 18 19 7 12 1 1 5 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1
2 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 42 12 30 3 3 3 1 6 2 6 1 6 5 3 3
3 MORRIS  Wayne 70 50 17 33 dns 4 6 3 5 6 3 4 2 3 1 2
4 BUNNELL  Mark 78 51 14 37 6 2 7 4 4 4 7 3 4 2 4 4
5 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 67 15 52 5 7 4 7 8 5 5 5 5 4 7 5
6 KNIGHTS  David 63 77 22 55 3 5 2 5 2 3 2 dns dns dns dns dns
7 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 84 18 66 7 8 9 8 9 7 4 7 7 6 5 7
8 GERRARD  Jeff 47 92 22 70 2 6 1 6 3 8 dns dns dns dns dns dns
9 LYKKE  John 90 93 22 71 dns dns 8 9 7 dnf 8 6 3 7 6 6
10 SHORT  Andrew 72 122 22 100 8 9 10 10 10 9 dns dns dns dns dns dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 11


Close racing today -  up until lunch time there were 4 sailors with just the one win.  Winds were light and variable requiring constant attention.  Interclub next Sunday week - see e-mail sent yesterday.
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed Nov 1 2017 (Race 19 in M Club Championship)
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 MORRIS  Ben 18 15 4 11 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2
2 BUNNELL  Mark 78 26 9 17 2 1 4 3 5 2 2 4 2 1
3 MORRIS  Wayne 70 36 11 25 7 4 1 4 4 4 4 1 3 4
4 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 41 12 29 4 6 6 5 2 5 3 3 4 3
5 KNIGHTS  David 63 56 20 36 3 3 3 1 3 3 dns dns dns dns
6 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 61 15 46 6 7 7 7 8 6 5 5 5 5
7 GERRARD  Jeff 47 77 20 57 5 5 5 6 6 dns dns dns dns dns
8 SHORT  Andrew 72 79 20 59 dns dns dns 9 9 7 6 6 6 6
9 SUTTON  Martin 36 91 20 71 8 dnf 8 8 7 dns dns dns dns dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 10


An interesting day with variable winds and the winners being shared around though Adrian and Ben were the only two not to have a win.  Good to see Martin with a win and some other good results after some tuning on his yacht.  well done to Ian, Adrian and Phil.  The interclub at West Lakes is on this Sunday.  The forecast is NOT promising so we will keep monitoring it and be in touch if any changes eventuate.
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed Oct 25 2017 (Race 6 in All Classes Handicap)
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 29 12 17 7 4 3 5 1 5 1 2 1
2 van den BOK  Adrian 64 32 12 20 3 2 4 3 6 6 2 4 2
3 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 36 13 23 5 1 7 4 2 3 5 6 3
4 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 41 17 24 1 8 5 7 3 1 dnf 3 4
5 MORRIS  Ben 18 37 13 24 2 5 2 8 4 2 4 5 5
6 SUTTON  Martin 36 51 17 34 8 7 dnf 6 7 4 3 1 6
7 GERRARD  Jeff 47 56 18 38 6 3 1 2 8 dns dns dns dns
8 KNIGHTS  David 63 58 18 40 4 6 6 1 5 dns dns dns dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 9


A great fleet and a bit of wind and a lot of reeds defined the day.  While Ben came in first, David was in front at lunch time and was sailing very well.  Mal was also pleased to have his swing rig performing up to expectations.  Mark is certainly having his share of issues three weeks ago flood, yesterday fire and he can't wait to see the form that 'pestilence ' will take!
A reminder that Sunday week (Oct 29) is the return match against West Lakes for the Transom trophy.  They managed to get 8 sailors at Stirling so it would be good to see as many as possible from Stirling there.  We will discus at sailing on Wed.
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed Oct 18 2017 (Race 18 in M Club Championship)
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 MORRIS  Ben 18 19 7 12 1 4 1 2 3 1 3 2 1 1
2 KNIGHTS  David 63 44 24 20 2 1 3 1 1 4 4 4 dns dns
3 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 31 10 21 3 3 2 4 2 5 2 3 5 2
4 MORRIS  Wayne 70 49 20 29 dnf 8 7 5 6 3 1 1 2 4
5 GERRARD  Jeff 47 57 21 36 4 6 9 8 4 2 dnf 6 3 3
6 van den BOK  Adrian 64 70 22 48 dns 9 6 3 5 6 7 10 7 5
7 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 68 17 51 6 7 4 6 7 8 8 9 6 7
8 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 69 17 52 7 5 8 7 8 9 6 5 8 6
9 DARBY  Terry 85 79 23 56 5 10 11 9 9 7 5 7 4 dns
10 SHORT  Andrew 72 97 24 73 8 11 10 10 dns dns 9 8 9 8
11 BUNNELL  Mark 78 103 24 79 dnf 2 5 dns dns dns dns dns dns dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 12


What a day!  It started off mild and with reasonable breezes but the predicted weather soon eventuated and the rain came.  While not as heavy as the day a couple of months ago it certainly made a decision to leave early and easy one!  Good to see the damaged yachts from the previous two weeks back on the water and both Mark and Ben stayed well on top of the water and kept the inside of the hull dry.  Ian had steering issues and Andrew was taken out by Ben at the start in the last race and again apologises (Andrew given redress).  he forecast for next week looks promising with upper 20's???  Wait and see!  Congratulations to Mark today.
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed Oct 11 2017 (Race 17 in M Club Championship)
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3
1 BUNNELL  Mark 78 6 0 6 1 2 3
2 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 8 0 8 2 4 2
3 GERRARD  Jeff 47 10 0 10 4 5 1
4 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 12 0 12 5 3 4
5 MORRIS  Ben 18 13 0 13 3 1 dns
6 SUTTON  Martin 36 19 0 19 8 6 5
7 SHORT  Andrew 72 21 0 21 7 7 7
8 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 24 0 24 6 dnf dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 9
Redress values in dark green.


Welcome back Phillip again most consistent on the day but pushed by Ben and David to keep him honest.  Conditions were trying with the wind from the NNE - NNW swirling and making decisions difficult.  Still there was wind and an excellent fleet.  Back luck continued from last week to upset yachts this week.  Ben has three cracks/leaks in hull, Wayne had continuous trouble with his jib,  Malcom has troubles with his yacht as well!!!
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed Oct 4 2017 (Race 16 in M Club Championship)
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 LEVI  Phillip 191 18 6 12 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 1 3 2
2 MORRIS  Ben 18 25 9 16 4 5 2 4 2 1 2 2 2 1
3 KNIGHTS  David 63 26 8 18 3 1 3 3 4 4 1 3 1 3
4 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 54 15 39 5 3 5 9 6 5 6 6 4 5
5 LYKKE  John 90 74 23 51 8 10 9 dnf 5 6 7 5 7 4
6 MORRIS  Wayne 70 81 26 55 1 4 dnf dns dns 3 4 4 dns dns
7 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 80 22 58 9 9 7 7 9 7 5 7 dnf 7
8 SUTTON  Martin 36 91 26 65 11 dns 6 10 10 dnf 9 8 5 6
9 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 92 26 66 6 8 4 2 7 dnf dns dns dns dns
10 DARBY  Terry 85 95 26 69 7 7 dns 5 8 8 8 dnf dns dns
11 SHORT  Andrew 72 96 25 71 12 11 8 8 11 9 10 dnf 6 8
12 GERRARD  Jeff 47 100 26 74 10 6 10 6 3 dns dns dns dns dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 13


Exciting sailing with the lead shared between Mark, Ben and David.  Racing was close with the results often determined in the last short leg in a dash for the line.  Remember the State and Bournville races on the weekend at Hart's Mill.  The Pat club are looking for a volunteer or two so contact them if you can help (see email).
Also remember that the Interclub event is at Stirling next Wed. We   are looking to retain the championship against West Lakes again this year!  Please be there BEFORE 10:15 as I need time to set up the entrants in the program.  Terry is helping out with the recording again (thanks Terry!) but we really need two to do this so if you wish to assist in this way please contact Ben.
Stirling Marblehead Yacht Racing Club - Wed Sep 20 2017 (Race 15 in M Club Championship)
Place Names Sail No Points Dis - cards Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 MORRIS  Ben 18 21 7 14 1 2 2 1 1 4 3 3 1 3
2 BUNNELL  Mark 78 29 12 17 3 1 1 6 4 1 1 5 6 1
3 KNIGHTS  David 63 33 11 22 5 3 3 4 2 3 6 1 2 4
4 MORRIS  Wayne 70 57 26 31 dns 5 5 2 3 dnf 4 7 3 2
5 COCKSHELL  Malcom 73 52 16 36 4 4 6 5 5 7 9 2 4 6
6 SMALLACOMBE  Ian 74 61 18 43 7 6 4 7 11 5 5 4 7 5
7 van den BOK  Adrian 64 68 22 46 dns 7 8 3 7 6 2 9 5 8
8 WOLLASTON  Phil 68 69 18 51 6 9 9 9 6 2 7 6 8 7
9 SUTTON  Martin 36 90 21 69 8 11 7 10 9 9 10 8 9 9
10 GERRARD  Jeff 47 101 26 75 2 8 10 8 8 dns dns dns dns dns
11 SHORT  Andrew 72 108 26 82 dns dns dns dns 10 8 8 10 10 10
12 DARBY  Terry 85 122 26 96 8 10 dns dns dns dns dns dns dns dns
Underlined values are discards.  Score for dns, dnf etc ~ 13


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 09/11/2017