Cracklin Rosie making hard work of it

IRC 1 lead tied with Crackerjack going into last day of Bell Lawrie Scottish Series.

Tuesday May 27th 2003, Author: Event Press, Location: United Kingdom


As the nerves start to creep into the equation on the penultimate day's races, and - for some - perhaps even the after effects of the traditional Sunday evening crew dinners, today proved a critical stage in the The Bell Lawrie Scottish Series regatta on Loch Fyne as several leading campaigns foundered as they pursue not only overall class wins, but the Scottish Series Trophy itself.

IRC Class 1, the big boat division, remains tight at the top but the front runners on points are now Keith Miller's new Swan 45 Crackerjack and Roy Dickson's Corby 40 Cracklin Rosie.

Crackerjack lead both races and was often able to largely dictate their own plays as the scratch boat in the division, but Cracklin Rosie made two time consuming transgressions which looked to have threatened her chances of overall victory, and did cost her the class lead.

Below, Swan 45 Crackerjack


In the first heat they rounded the leeward mark cleanly but a hundred metres later snagged a loose, trailing line which was attached to one of the start-line markers. Stuck fast for several minutes they struggled free and had to stage a major recovery to get back to third in the light, shifty southerly breeze.

Rosie's crew protested the race officer for leaving the line down during the race, seeking redress since they looked to be reasonably clear of the buoy which was not a mark of the course after the start.

In what might have appeared to the outsider as a stage-managed comedy of errors, as the new First 47.7 Playing FTSE of three times Scottish Series Trophy winner Jonathan Anderson, sailed past the stuck fast Rosie, their mainsail halyard parted. The main glided gently to the deck in a heap and they were unable to continue.

But Cracklin Rosie refused to lie down and not only came back to score a very useful third in that first contest, but repeated the phoenix act again in the afternoon after they had to take two penalty turns for separate infringements at the weather mark.

Having been deep in the pack they came back to fourth and share the same 15points tally as Crackerjack going into Tuesday's last race of the regatta.

"One of our crew was heard to comment that even Jesus only rose from the dead once, so we have to be happy with the way it worked out and hope our luck runs with us tomorrow," said Rosie's Des McWilliam of UK McWilliam sails.

With owner Miller steering and Murray Findlay calling the moves Crackerjack posted a 2-2 for the day.

Racing the Race1/ Ker 11.3 Blue Belle, bidding to win the Scottish Series Trophy for an unprecedented third time in a row, Hamish MacKay and his team lie fourth, locked on 19points with Gloves Off. Blue Belle won the first race by only three seconds, but a fifth in the 13 boat class could prove weighty.

In Class 2 Chris Bonar's Bateleur scored a 4-1 to lead overall. They read the shifts well in the building breeze of the second race and the 1997 build Iain Murray designed BH36 was well clear on the water

After three successive wins in the 20 boat Cork 1720 sportsboat class local Tarbert helm Ruairidh Scott dropped to second overall in King Quick after posting a fifth and a sixth yesterday while Mike Budd's Gul escaped with two first places to lead the class.

"The winds were very shifty and difficult and we just did not get it right. In the first race we were well down and were actually quite pleased to get back to where we finished. It is very hard because there are probably 12 boats in the class which can win races and sail at the same speed, so when you make mistakes you can end up way back in the fleet." said Scott.

With a six point cushion over third placed Red/Green (Shaun Douglas, Ulster) the class should be decided between Gul and King Quick. The local boat has finished runner up twice at their home regatta but has yet to win overall.

The Sigma 33 class looks well wrapped up after Alan Milton's dominant Pepsi scored back to back wins to earn a seven point lead going into their final two scheduled races.

Racing concludes today.

IRC1
Sail No Yacht's Name
Offshore
SAT 1
SAT 2
SUN 1
SUN 2
MON 1
MON 2
Points
1
IRL5851 Cracklin' Rosie
3
1
2
2
4
RDG
4
13
2
GBR6R Crackerjack
4
9
3
3
1
3
2
15
3
IRL2003 Gloves Off
4
2
1
7
6
5
1
19
4
GBR1109L Blue Belle
3
3
4
5
3
1
5
19
5
IRL40 Azure
1
7
6=
1
5
7
6
26
6
GBR8833R Nimmo
2
4
5
6
DSQ
9
3
29
7
GBR603R Playing FTSE
2
5
6=
4
2
DNF
DSQ
33
8
GBR1305R Ovington Boats Like
5
6
9
9
8
6
7
41
9
GBR4334L Absolutely 2
6
8
11
DNF
7
4
8
44
10
GBR1665 Desperado
1
10
8
10
10
10
10
49
11
IRL10477 Little Princess
6
11
10
8
9
8
9
50
12
GER3510 Big Brother
5
12
12
12
11
11
12
63
13
8125C Matata
RAF
13
13
11
12
12
11
67
IRC 2
1
GBR9369R Bateleur 97
6
3
1
4
1
5
1
15
2
9900C Animula
3
1
3
3
5
1
BFD
16
3
IRL673 Jacana
1
6
5
1=
4
4
2
17
4
IRL4077 Tiger
2
5
10
8
3
6
3
27
5
GBR9740R Sloop John T
1
2
12=
1=
10
9
6
29
6
GBR6515N Kylidh
8
8
4
6
2
3
BFD
31
7
GBR6640R Amethyst
5
11
2
7
8
7
4
33
8
GBR41R Freya of Rhu
5
7
9
5
6
14
7
39
9
GBR7031T Sanguma
2
9
8
11
16
11
5
46
10
IRL7718 Aztec 2
3
14
6
12
9
2
BFD
46
11
IRL3671 Galileo
4
13
12=
9
11
8
BFD
57
12
GBR8383R Mighty Max Two
7
10
11
10
12
13
8
58
13
GBR9190R No Naked Flames
7
4
14
13
13
10
BFD
61
14
GBR9408R No Sense
4
12
7
16
15
15
10
63
15
IRL12732 Jabberwocky
8
17
15
14
7
12
9
65
16
6006C Pippa
DNS
15
DNF
15
14
16
11
83
17
GBR9963 First By Farr
DNS
18
16
18
17
17
13
93
18
IRL3535 Looks Like Trouble
6
16
17
17
18
DNS
DNS
94
19
GBR9784R Road Runner
DNS
19
18
DNS
19
18
12
98
IRC3
1
3335C Salamander XVI
1
1
9
3
4
1
5
15
2
GBR3742 Hops
5
3
7
1
1
6
1
17
3
GBR8272 Enigma
4
6=
3
2
7
2
2
19
4
GBR3072C Tundra
2
5
5
4
2=
4
3
20
5
IRL3033 Wild Child
2
9
2
9
2=
8
4
27
6
GBR7984T Eau Vation Bleu
3
2
1
10
8
5
OCS
29
7
4300C Reindeer
13
4
6
5
11
10
9
45
8
GBR1368T Avocet
1
10
8
11
5
13
11
46
9
GBR8411R Zara of Doon
8
8
13
7
10
9
7
49
10
GBR8370 Thornoxon
12
12
11
8
9
3
6
49
11
IRL9694 Miss Tuttles
10
6=
12
6
6
11
13
51
12
GBR8389 Fortitude
3
11
4
15
15
14
8
55
13
GBR9769R Sloe Jinn
9
13
14
12
12
7
10
63
14
GBR8322 Tem Purr
6
14
10
14
13
12
12
67
15
3850C Te Bhan
7
16
16
13
14
15
14
79
16
2198C Moondance
11
15
15
16
16
17
15
88
17
GBR245 Touch Too
DNS
17
17
17
17
16
DNS
99


1720 Class Sail No Yacht's Name
SAT 2
SUN 1
SUN 2
MON 1
MON 2
MON 3
Total Points
1 GBR1790L Gul
1
8
2
2
1
1
7
2 GBR1777L King Quick
4
1
1
1
5
6
12
3 IRL1772 Red Green
2
5
11
3
6
2
18
4 GBR1724 STBD
10
3
5
5
7
3
23
5 GBR1774 Corwynt IV
3
2
9
11
2
BFD
27
6 IRL1807 Ford Racing
9
11
3
6
4
7
29
7 GBR1787L The Big L
8
15=
6
7
3
9
33
8 IRL1782 Malarkey
6
9
15
15
10
4
44
9 GBR1706L Holographic
15
12
7
10
12
5
46
10 IRL1843 Wet 'N Black
OCS
6
4
12
16
8
46
11 IRL1804 Aquatack
OCS
4
8
8
18
11
49
12 GBR1773 The Flying Duckman
5
17
12
9
9
17
52
13 GBR1769R Buddy
7
14
13
17
8
18
59
14 GBR1707L Runaway
12
18
19
4
13
14
61
15 IRL1803 Martin Reilly Motors
14
7
14
13
14
15
62
16 GBR1713L Hurricane Lenny
13
15=
10
18
15
10
63
17 IRL1751 Lemon
11
13
16
16
20
13
69
18 GBR1789L Kick Em Jenny
17
19
17
19
11
12
76
19 GBR1798L Incognito
16
20
18
14
17
16
81
20 IRL1812 Hibernian
DNS
10
DNF
DNF
19
BFD
92
Sportsboats Sail No Yacht's Name
1 GBR2505T Impetuous
1
3
1
6
2
1
8
2 GBR9256R Off Limits
2
2
4
3
1
3
11
3 GBR2522R No Limit
3
7
3
2
3
2
13
4 GBR7631R Longshot
8
1
2
5
7
7
22
5 GBR161 Solaris
6
5
10
1
6
11
28
6 GBR225 Auf Wiedersehen Pet
7
9
5
17=
4
9
34
7 GBR112 Lord of the Isles
9
12
6
4
15=
4
35
8 GBR7080 Joe Blob
10
8
11
9
18
6
44
9 GBR7031N Code Z
15=
10
8
8
10
10
46
10 GBR5811T Sophie
5
14
9
15
5
13
46
11 GBR7066N Silver Pony
13
15
13
7
9
5
47
12 GBR7086N Hot Pants
18
11
7
12
17
8
55
13 IRL6666 Pure 6
12
4
14
10
15=
16
55
14 GBR160 Lounge Lizard
15=
6
16
11
14
12
58
15 GBR162 Maverick
11
DNS
12
13
8
14
58
16 Coracle VI
4
13
17
14
12
DNS
60
17 GBR7043N Whippersnapper
14
16
15
16
11
15
71
18 GBR7150T Hullabulloo
17
17
18
17=
13
17
81
Laser SB3 Sail No Yacht's Name
1 GBR3022 Carolyn
1
3
7
2
2
5
13
2 GBR3039 Laser Scottish Office
2
4
1
6
1
8
14
3 IRL1 Hot Property
8
1
2
7
3
4
17
4 GBR3033 McCready Sailboats
3
2
5
3
5
9
18
5 GBR3057 Baloo
5
7
6
1
7
2
21
6 GBR3026 Cardinal Puff
7
RAF
3
5
6
1
22
7 GBR3023 Lets B Free
6
5
4
4
4
7
23
8 GBR3040 Richardson Development
4
RAF
8
8
9
3
32
9 GBR3045 Bullet
9
6
9
9
8
6
38

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