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St George SC MG14 Section 2012-13 Season Report
Gary Reeves, MG14 Class Organiser
Another season past - relatively normal in the first half but definitely not so in the second half. Mainly light to moderate south-easterlies and nor-easters throughout the season (one requiring a long paddle home), except for one very memorable 30 knot one for the Australia day Regatta. and 4 big southerlies, 2 of them too big for sailing and another becoming so after starting. The fleet this season was the same as last season, however with a few crew changes.
The Season Pointscore was a close affair, with PHOENIX (Brian and Hayley Reeves) victorious over SEA CHANGE (Greg and Emily Junk) on countback after both finished with equal points. PHOENIX also won the 1st Half Season Pointscore, was fourth in the 2nd Half Season Pointscore, and finished third in the Club Championship.
SEA CHANGE was the outstanding performer all season, easily winning the Club Championship with 5 wins from 6 heats, taking out most of the fastest times, winning the Little-Browne Shield knockout (handicap) series, winning the Australia Day Regatta, and finishing in second place in both Half Season Pointscores as well as being second overall.
Howard and Jan Woolley in FINAL PHASE won the 2nd Half Season Pointscore and were fourth in the overall Season Pointcore, and finished second in the Little-Browne Shield. With the most handicap wins (4) and also 4 second places (only bettered by SEA CHANGE with 5) they could have done even better apart from some inconsistency in light and heavy conditions.
Lloyd Williams and Michael Summersby started the season in SPLASH DANCE – and finished third in the 1st Half Season Pointscore - and upgraded mid-season to HIGH CALIBRE (the boat returning to St George after many years absence). It took a few weeks to sort out a few bugs in the new boat, however Lloyd and Michael managed 5th in the overall Pointscore, and are all fired up for next season.
AIR FORCE ONE (John Bluett and Sue Woods) missed too many races in the first half season, as well as having a few mishaps in the stronger breezes, however in the second half season sailed more regularly, finished most races, and picked up a 3rd place in the last race.
Stuart Sinden and Jeremy Lynton in HYDROTHERAPY and Tim and Ben Griffiths in ADIOS both had a win and some podium placings, however missed too many races to feature in the Pointscore major placings. FLY BY (Jake and Craig Jones) was another missing in too many races.
Yours truly and Paul Tyson in XANADU – with Paul unfortunately missing most of the second half season – managed second in the Club Championship and third in the Season Pointscore, as well as fourth and third respectively in the Half Season Pointscores.
In a good sign for next season, Ian Heritage finally launched JUST ADD WATER just in time to test it out (and it looks a flier). We also hope to see CRACKER JACK (Larry, Lucia and Lorcan Kavanagh) in club racing next season.
John Mason, once again the backbone of the MG14 section, being Race Secretary and Finisher, trophies organiser and Australia Day regatta organiser, has announced his intention to retire after many years of fantastic service, and will be sorely missed. John, on behalf of the MG section and indeed the whole club, we are truly grateful and we can’t thank you enough for your contribution.
Finally I and all in the MG14 Division thank all the other officials and helpers who made the season possible.