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Venue: Wattle Farm Rd Pond Manurewa

2nd & 4th Sunday of each month

 

Secretary:        Glen Sayers                 Editor   Chris Breen

                        9 Reyland Close                       86 Chivalry Rd

                        Manurewa                               Glenfield

                        Ph 267 2607                              Ph 4445 482                              January 2002

 

HOT NEWS (Again)

SEAFAIR TROPHY

9TH & 10TH FEBRUARY 2002, AUCKLAND, MMPBC

Just a reminder that we will be running the first round of the 1/8th Scale/Sport 40 Hydro Hi-Points Series. This and later regattas will include ample races for our boats with the cats being able to run in both the sprint races (Matrix) and endurance (Offshore) which will be on a slightly modified oval course. The Offshore races will be both 15 and 30 mins each day. (If time allows)

TECH NOTES

No real tech notes this newsletter as I have not located any, and I am going on holiday tomorrow. In stead, have a look at two recent additions to our fleet.

Adrian/s “Lamborghini” powered by a rather nice Quick Draw I believe. Nice paint scheme to. This is the cat we have clocked (by GPS) at over 90 kph.

And yet another boat from the Graham. This time a very realistic looking model of the Dubais off-shore race team “Victory” boats. I believe it is basically a Skater hull and is powered by most of a Pico with a few foreign bits to make it go. This boat proved a bit troublesome to start. But with a new plug – well you can see it went quite well. A useful tip, it is often worth trying a new plug or a different brand plug if your motor seems reluctant to run. (Hint – Don’t throw the old plug out, ‘cause it will work fine next time – promise !!)

Notes from Race day on Sunday December 9th

All boats scrutineered A-OK except for one too noisy

Safety

Enclosed footwear required in Pits

No smoking in Pits

All members to shoo extraneous kids out of pits

Noise

Becoming a problem with a complaint received. Brand new or newly modified boats will be permitted ONE warning only and if non-complying must either run at part throttle, or rig temporary muffler.   Thereafter will not be permitted on water unless complies.

BBQ

Thanks to Peter Wright for his efforts over the last year but Pete will not be able to continue the BBQ because of other commitments. Pete has supplied some tongs for the future chef to wield.

Thanks also to Jason for offering the club a bigger BBQ complete with gas bottle fittings etc.

Racing

Turned out a very good day after the Saturday when it fairly persisted down. No class I boats nor any hydros. Class II off-shore only. Six 5-lap sprint heats. Two 10 min Enduros. One 15 min enduro with compulsory pit stop.

Wind and wave a bit tricky at times with quite a number of blow-offs and flips.

Sprints Points

Name

Preceding Points Total

Heat 1

Heat 2

Heat3

Heat 4

Heat 5

Heat 6

Total for the day

New Points Total

Tony K

 

DNF

 

DNF

 

DNF

     

Adrian

 

DNF

 

DNF

   

10

10 (6th)

 

Malcolm

 

9

 

DNF

 

10

 

19(4th=)

 

Phil

 

10

   

10

 

DNF

20 (3rd)

 

Brett

 

DNF

   

DNF

DNF

     

Peter

   

9

10

   

DNF

19 (4th=)

 

Tony B

   

8

9

 

9

 

26 (2nd)

 

Chris

   

10

 

9

 

9

28 (1st)

 

Warwick

   

DNF

 

DNF

DNF

     

Adrienne

   

DNF

 

DNF

 

DNF

   

Enduro Points

Name

Preceding Points Total

Race 1

Race 2

Race3

Total for the day

New Points Total

Tony K

 

6

   

6 (7th)

 

Adrian

   

6

5

11 (6th)

 

Malcolm

 

7

9

9

25 (3rd)

 

Phil

 

10

7

10

27 (2nd)

 

Brett

           

Peter

           

Tony B

 

8

8

7

23 (4th)

 

Chris

 

9

10

9

28 (1st)

 

Warwick

           

Adrienne

   

5

7

12 (5th)

 

(Editor’s Note) - As they say “To finish first, first you must finish, and finish, and finish….”

Buoys Design Competition

Only two entries were ever received.

Wayne’s buoys that we have been using for the last few months and which are proving a nice little earner for the club’s coffers at $5 per hit (Phil, Adrian, Malcolm and Chris so far)…

And Chris’ pool noodle that sits vertically in the water what-ever the depth. Winner by judge’s unanimous decision is Chris and no correspondence will be entered into. Please clap for the winner.

Programme

The programme for each Race Day (2nd Sunday of the Month) meeting will run something like the following:

Note: No boats on the water until after Drivers-Brief and boat has been scrutineered, & DAY FEE $3 paid.

09.00 - 9.30am Set-up course

09.30 - 10.00 Boat scrutineering

10.00 –10.15 Drivers Briefing (It is important that everyone is at the briefing! No Brief – No Race)

10.15 – 10.30 Open Water Class 1&2

10.30 –11.00 Class 1 & 2 Sprint Racing

11.00 – 11.15 Open Water Hydro

11.15 –11.45 Hydro Racing 1/8th and or Sport 45 / Tunnels (NO Cats)

11.45-12.15 Class 1 & 2 Racing Enduro

12.15-12.30 LUNCH

12.30-1.00 Hydro Racing 1/8th and or Sport 45 / Tunnels (NO Cats)

1.00-1.30 Class 1 & 2 Sprint Racing

2.00-3.00 Hydro Racing 1/8th and or Sport 45 / Tunnels (NO Cats) FINAL TAKE ALL

3.00-3.30 Class 1 & 2 Enduro Racing DOUBLE POINTS

4.00 Clean up……..

List of Competitors, frequencies and boats

New guys should try to select a free frequency (27.145 = a clash)

Malcolm                     40.850              Skulduggery      C Deep Vee

Glen                          40.830              Dealer               C Deep Vee

Graham                      27.145              Ohio Steel         P Deep Vee & Blue

Graham                                              Blue Cat            C Cat

Larry                          27.255              Wild Thing         P Deep Vee

Tony W                      27.145              Martini              P Deep Vee

Tony K                       40.915              TornadoC Deep Vee

Russell                      27.045              Knacker            P Craker Box

Jason             40.970              Coca Cola         C Cat

Phillip                        27.175              Yellow/Red        C Cat

Tony                          40.670              Splash Zone      C Cat

Chris                          29.925              L & P                C Cat

Brian                          27.255              Pussycat          P Cat

Adrian                        40.670              Lamborghini       P Cat

Brett                          27.045              Ballistics           P Cat

Peter                         27.095              Obsession         B Cat

Bruce                         29.745                                      B Deep Vee

Chris                                                  Antares             A Deep Vee

Warrick                      72.590              Coke                 A Deep Vee

Adrienne                    40.730              Evoluzione         A Deep Vee

Wayne                       29.985              Pennzoil            A Deep Vee

Graham                      27.145              Zip-A-Dee          A Deep Vee

Merv                          40.810              1/8th Budweiser

Glen                          40.830              1/8th York

Chris                          29.925              1/8th Llumar

Jason             40.970              1/8th De Walt

Malcolm                     27.045              1/8th Miller High Life

Merv                          40.810              Radical Rat II

Jason                                     Persidon ?

Chris                                                  Black Fire

Club Points Standings (FINAL POINTS FOR 2001 Guys & Gals)

(Editor’s Note: Previous errors corrected, no further correspondence will be entered into)

Driver

Boat

Total Enduro Points)

Total Sprint Points

 

Class I Off-Shore

   

Graham Doggett

Ohio Steel

197

25

Peter Wright

Obsession

121

47

Adrian Milanesi

Orange &white thingi

136

 

Adrian Milanesi

Lamborghini

116

28

Glen Sayers

Blue thingi

47

30

Wayne Lester

Bud Dry

33

18

Jason Lester

Coca Cola

94

9

Tony Webster

Martini Racing

 

17

Tony Belle

Blue & White sprint

179

70

Malcolm Miller

Skulduggery

316

54

Adrienne Kockott

Evoluzione

18

 

Tony Kockott

Tornado

18

8

Brian Nesbitt

Pussycat

205

17

Phil Leach

 

80

70

Russell Day

 

58

 

Jeremy & Brett) Harrison

 

30

43

Chris Breen

Lemon & Paeroa

87

75

 

Class II Off-Shore

   

Glen Sayers

Steves Model shop

26

 

Jason Lester

DeWalt

46

36

Malcolm Miller

Red Boat

49

 

Graham Doggett

   

8

Warrick Kockott

Coke

 

10

 

Hydros

   

Glen

York

 

10

Chris Breen

Black Fire

 

59

Chris Breen

Llumar

 

9

Jason Lester

DeWalt

 

28

Merv Sowden

Radical Rat

 

29

Merv Sowden

Miss Bud

 

10

Text Box:

 
 

 

Interior of Adrian’s Cat                                     1/8th scale “DeWalt” now belonging to Jason

DEAR BOATERS:

During last weeks, we have been receiving biological news (protozoons and family) and the cruel effect in boating. But and take it without panic, I have the difficult mission, to tell you, that in the South Hemisphere there is an unknown aerial bacteria, that produces a syndrome, popularly called "MUCHO CHUCHO" that is waiting for its scientific name. This "thing" generally introduces itself through the transmitter antenna and from there reaches channel No 1 (normally rudder stick) and by osmosis to right thumb (left hand people is free of this effect) It attacks just in competitions (important venues only) when you have to turn a buoy or run side by side with another boat, then stick or thumb (not known what is former) begins to tremble (as San Vito disease) in such a way that you immediately crash the other boat or the buoy (what is nearest). Sometimes it finishes when boat is against the coast, 30cm into the soil or mud or with the concrete wharf 30cm inside the boat. For this reason, Be Aware of it! If you are not contaminated, yet!

JUAN CARLOS ARROYO   LIMOEA- ARGENTINA

Well that is all for this newsletter people – Next Club Race Day is Jan 13th.

C Breen – Editor

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