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M242 Class

Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 10, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Boat HelmName   SailNo Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st Too Wicked Michael Clements   304 RVYC 3.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 (4.0) 1.0 2.0 2.0 16.0 12.0
2nd Whippet Craig Strand   5 RVYC (11.0 DNF) 6.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 26.0 15.0
3rd Simply Red Alan Drinkwater   8 RVYC 1.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 (6.0) 6.0 3.0 28.0 22.0
4th Dirty Dog Matt Collingwood   282 KYC 2.0 (5.0) 5.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 30.0 25.0
5th Christian Bligh Colin Poter   265 KYC 4.0 (8.0) 3.0 5.0 6.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 38.0 30.0
6th Broos Bruce McClacherty   49215 TCYC 6.0 (7.0) 6.0 7.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 6.0 47.0 40.0
7th Sailiant Anthony Collett   171 KYC 5.0 1.0 (11.0 DNC) 6.0 7.0 7.0 9.0 11.0 DNC 57.0 46.0
8th BlowOut Ian dube   27 KYC/TCYC 7.0 4.0 8.0 8.0 (9.0) 9.0 8.0 8.0 61.0 52.0
9th Check Mate Cedric Carter   231 RVYC 8.0 (9.0) 7.0 9.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 7.0 63.0 54.0
10th Back in Black Philip Cragg   13 KYC/RVYC (11.0 DNC) 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 88.0 77.0


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July 7-8, 2018

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3rd Time Lucky: And Size Still Doesn’t Matter

The 2018 Edition of the Round Bowen Island Race

Written by Michael Clements

For the 3rd time in 12 years (with about 5 near-misses during 2007-2017), Michael Clements and his Too Wicked team of Adrienne Mennell, Justin Hall, and Ken Machtley won the PHRF Overall trophy and the Martin 242 Division in the 2018 Round Bowen Island Race, beating 127 other boats.

Other Martin 242’s came 2nd Overall (Dirty Dog – Matt Collingwood), 5th Overall (Back in Black – Phil Cragg & Reto Corfu), and 6th Overall (Whippet – Craig Strand).

Round Bowen this year was epic, with one of the best wind conditions and favorable current ever experienced, albeit possibly not quite so epic for the 100 or so boats that got caught in a massive hole at the start line for well over 30 minutes, waiting for the westerly to fill in as the flood current kept building.

Too Wicked got a perfect start at the inshore end of the line (see photo), followed closely by Dirty Dog and Whippet, with Back in Black also getting a great start at the offshore end. Along with a small pack of about 10-15 other boats, they collectively broke free of the light air zone that enveloped the start line and chased the westerly zephyrs up the eastern Bowen shore as it struggled to curve around Cowan Point and make its way into Howe Sound. Swinging way wide of Cowan to stay in the strong westerly puffs seemed like a good move for some boats, but they ended up sailing much more distance due to the huge progressive starboard tack lift, whereas other boats that stayed closer to shore playing the shifts sailed much less distance but at generally lower speeds, so it all somewhat evened out.

The south side of Bowen saw a ½ knot flood current along its entire length, and quite a few boats short-tacked all the way along the cliffs to Roger Curtis, making excellent time via being aided by the current. Immediately after turning the corner at Roger Curtis, the Fleet found that the westerly was strong enough in Collingwood Channel to enable chutes to be flown right away on a very tight reach, and the breeze kept building, compressing, and swinging aft as the Fleet moved down the Channel, with most boats passing thru the Hutt Island gap on a dead downwind heading where the wind was at its strongest at about 10-12 knots.