2 March 2013
Cheryn Croker notched up a remarkable eighth win of the season on Saturday when she steered Daydream to victory in Division 4’s heat 22 of the Squadron’s Main Series.
Cheryl and her all-women crew now head the pointscore in the Main Series and Summer Series following their impressive showing in the Spring Series in which Daydream won five races.
Last Saturday Daydream finished last in the seven boat fleet but first on corrected time for a third Summer Series win. Solay (David Smith) took fastest time and placed second on corrected time, with Beowulf (Stafford Watts) third.
Hornblower (Steve Sweeney and Murry Begg) could not follow up on its win in the RANSA Regatta the previous Sunday, finishing fifth in fleet, seventh on corrected time.
Saturday was another good day on the Harbour for Charles Curran’s Sydney, taking line honours in Division 1 and placing second on corrected time to One O Nine (Robert Salteri). The winning margin was just 16 seconds with another six seconds to third placegetter, Wine-Dark Sea (Peter Lowndes and Sarah Goddard-Jones). The second place increased Sydney’s overall points lead in the Main Series to a comfortable margin over Ian MacDiarmid’s Hell Razor, which placed ninth on handicap. Sydney also won the IRC scoring category on Saturday.
Division 2 on Saturday went to Sinewave (Greg Mason from Arcturus III (Peter Davenport) and Soundtrack (John Amos) with the series leader Ambitious (David Matthews) fourth.
A win in Division 3 for Philip Crane’s Mingara III has narrowed the Main Series lead of John Jeremy’s Tingari to just two points, with Tingari placing fifth. Mingara III won on Saturday from Come by Chance (John Nutt) and Casamajor (Charles Moore).
The only one-design keelboat class to race with the Squadron on Saturday were the International Dragons, with Carl Ryves continuing his winning form.
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