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MISTRAL PROGRAMME 2014 - 2015

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Don Grayson Early Summer & Winkelmann Mini Series

The Don Grayson Early Summer Series which incorporates the three Saturday Winkelmann Mini Series was sailed through especially fresh early summer conditions. Three Saturdays had to be cancelled as a result. Nevertheless, it was encouraging to see some long standing Mistrallers returning to race (Giles Grigg) and some new Mistrallers joining the fleet (Andy Skevington). Racing was tight and ultimately Scott & Zara Blakey's persistence paid off to take out both the overall Don Grayson Early Summer Series and the Winkelmann Mini Series. Despite some weeks out for the Black team, with Darcy's exams, Brett again proved hugely competitive, finishing third overall i the Don Grayson Early Summer Series, and runner-up in the Winkelmann Mini Series. With the range of boats that have turned out before Christmas the scene seems set for a really competitive post Christmas Mid Summer Series, commencing with the three week Classic Mini Series kicking off 31st January.

Don Grayson Early Summer Series results: 1/ Scott Blakey & Zara Blakey #108 Rustler 2/ Rob Mason & Amie Larsen #77 Mistarius 3/ Brett Black & Darcy Black #101 Marksmann

Winkelmann Mini Series results 1/ Scott Blakey & Zara Blakey #108 Rustler 2/ Brett Black & Darcy Black #101 Marksmann 3/ Rob Mason & Amie Larsen #77 Mistarius


Ron Norton Trophy. ( December 2014)

December's Ron Norton Trophy Mark Foy handicap race was sailed off Tamaki Yacht Club in challenging conditions; 5-8 Knots shifting from the north-east. Rob Mason & Grahem Flett (#77 Mistarius) rounded the top mark first, but were passed shortly after by Olivier and Mikhail Marthe (#62 Saracen). On the second leg of the race (windward leeward) Andrew and Zoe Stone (#76 Windsong) moved into third position at the top mark and then passed half way Olivier half way down the leeward run. Nick and Benjamin Brewer (#47 Forties Heave) and Brett and Darcy Black (#101 Marksman) chose the opposite side of the course, and managed to pull back some time. The Stones held their lead to cross the finish 45second ahead of Brewers with Blacks just 20 sec behind them at the finish, just heading off Scott and Zara Blakey (#108 Rustler) for third place. It was wonderful to again have Doreen Norton at the Club hose to assist presenting the Ron Norton Trophy to Andrew and Zara Stone, along with the Don Grayson Early Summer Series trophy, and the Winkelman mini-series Trophy, deservedly won by Scott and Zara Blakey through weeks of persisting in stiff early summer Waitemata conditions.

1/ Andrew Stone & Zoe Stone #76 Windsong 2/ Nick Brewer & Benjamin Brewer #47 Forties Heave 3/ Brett Black & Darcy Black #101 Marksmann


NEXT EVENT

Classic Trophy Mini Series - 31st Jan to 14th Feb

Des Townson Auckland Mistral Championships - 21st Feb at T.Y.C & 22nd Feb at G.B.C

Ross Burtenshaw Late Summer Series - 28th Feb to 14th Mar

Stephen Cox Memorial - 21st Mar

Mistral Class Championship - 28th & 29th March


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