Hamilton 6 Hour Race Report / Results

Report from Nigel

Waikato Radio Yacht Club


6hr Endurance Charity Event


Think Head Injury Network


Well, it shows true enthusiasm for RC yachting and a worthy cause when for most of the preceding week, the Weekends weather forecast was for it to be absolutely bucketing down…. And the forecast proved to be quite correct.

Photos below thanks to Bryce

However 16 hardy soles forming into 8 x 2man teams showed up and braved the wet conditions to support our annual charity event. The breeze was forecast from the Northeast that provides swirling conditions across our course.

At the start gun, the breeze was extremely light and for the first hour and a half the fleet remained very tight. You could just about cover the pack with a blanket. But the forecasted 8- 11kph breeze came and the fleet began to spread.

The course proved really good for this type of event as it had everything….large shifts, sneaky holes, light breeze, top of A rig breeze….something for everyone.

So outright boat speed wasn’t necessarily win the day….more the ability to read the conditions. There ended up several races within the race.

Rob and Tessa  (27) were having a great tussle with Dave and Steve     (77), the lead changing several times With Carl and Linton not far away in third.

Rob And Tessa prevailed in the end for a come from behind win over Dave and Steve to take out the overall and mixed team titles.

A total of 45 laps completed the race….a total I think no one would have thought we would have got to at the beginning.

A predrilled IOM mast was Kindly Provided by event sponsor, Evolution RC Yachts and Ken Fox donating a very nice hand made wooden dinner tray with both items being raffled with proceeds going to the charity.

Linton Little and Mark Jenkins won the raffles respectively.

Many thanks to all the competitors, some who travelled large distances, and who made the effort to support the event and the Charity cause despite the less than ideal conditions.

The event raised $202.00 with all going to the :THINK HEAD INJURY NETWORK FOR KIWIS .

Special Thanks to :

Evolution RC Yacht Supplies            Event Sponsor. IOM mast Raffle

Ken Fox                                                   Hand made Dinner Tray Raffle

Sharon                                                   Home Made Baking

Neil Wood                                              Event RO.

Team Tauranga                                    Supplying Gazebos (Our only dry spot)

Team Hamilton                                     For Running the Event

Time Lapse Video – Sorry Too Wet to take Camera’s out of Van…

Click here for Photos from Ken F

Click here for heaps more Photos from Bryce

Click Here for Original Notice of Race

ham six hour results

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