Rat Racers Resort to Rodent Rascality

posted Dec 14, 2017, 12:23 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Dec 14, 2017, 3:32 PM ]
Martin Riddle reports: 
 
'Once again the Rat Island Race brought out the highest of competitive spirit and the lowest of rat-cunning in LBT’s sailing members at the recent Swiftsure Regatta. A good fleet of 7 vessels started the race which can be won or lost in the fickle conditions around Rat Island. With four LBT Grebes entered, the race promised the best of class racing and the punters weren’t disappointed. Finishing only seconds apart, Grebes came in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Two privateers, a Modified Miracle and a Whitehall Skiff gamely nominated their own handicaps but were unable to make ground on the Grebes. Recognising they were thoroughly outclassed, the devious Mouseketeers of the Monty resorted to stealing the starter’s horn. Throwing timekeepers and fleet into confusion the rascally Mouseketeers signalled the start of the race as they crossed the line. Despite this they finished 6 minutes behind the winning Grebes and on corrected time were an ignominious last. Race times below are based on an assumed start at 1430. Corrected times allow for the self-nominated handicap and the difference between handicap start times and actual start times caused by the rascally tactics of the Monty crew.'  


Corrected times: 

1st  Lyn, Kevin, Tim - Huon Harmony - 58 min 0 sec;

2nd Martin - Black Swan - 58 min 15 sec;

3rd  Richard, Andy -  Rhonda K - 58 min 30 sec;

4th  Hans - The Rhime - 69 min 0 sec;

5th  David, Barbara - Sneaky Unauthorised Purchase - 69  min 40 sec;

6th  John and his rascally crew - Monty - 71 min 0 sec;

Kevin, Sandra – Huon Harmony - DNF.

 

Across the line times: 

1st  Lyn, Kevin, Tim - Huon Harmony - 59 min 0 sec;

2nd Martin -  Black Swan - 59 min 15 sec;

3rd  Richard, Andy - Rhonda K - 59 min 30 sec;

4th  Kevin, Sandra - Huon Harmony - 63 min 0 sec (DNF);

5th  John and his rascally crew - Monty - 66 min 0 sec;

6th  David, Barbara - Sneaky Unauthorised Purchase - 67 min 0 sec;

7th  Hans - The Rhime - 67 min 20 sec.