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The Diamond Cup

Round 2 Hi-Points Series- Lake Cowley Taranaki

November 7th & 8th 2009.

Article Bob Gutsell                                                                   Photos Andrew O’Neil

 

Jafa & Snifter's Travels Cont'd

 

The first weekend of November as set aside for the SUHA Diamond cup to be held once again in the wonderful 'Naki, and so it was that our intrepid duo, Jafa (some people call him Andrew O'Neill) & Snifter headed south once again to do battle on the mighty Lake Cowley with the local 'Nakians, a token "BOPian" and some other Jafas.

Most had driven down on the Friday night, but as the intrepid duo didn't have race commitments until Saturday afternoon, the decision was made that we would drive down Saturday Morning.

The schedule for the weekend was to be fairly standard, electrics, followed by sport 45 hot laps then heats, Classic Petrol Hydro (Thunderboat) Hot laps and heats for Saturday Afternoon. To be followed by scale hydro hot laps and heats for Sunday morning. Well that was the plan! Upon our arrival we were greeted by a building 3" chop and the boys had only been able to run the electric classes and given the worsening wind conditions it was decided that would be the end of racing for the day.



On Saturday night the team all reconvened at the local Nakian Cobb & Co. where more of that glorious amber liquid and other local delicacies such as deep fried Camembert were used to lubricate the memory cells and stories of old were told well into the evening. A decision was made to try and beat the elements and a 6:30am start was planned for the next morning.

Sunday morning dawned bright sunny and windless just like it usually is in the Naki we were reminded.

Given the uncertainty of how long the weather would last, the decision was made to start with heat racing for the Scale Hydros and the six boats with the highest points qualified for the winner take all final for the Diamond Cup. Despite 5 of 7 boats qualifying for the Diamond cup, only one finished and that was Chris Breen's Llumar.











Following the completion of the 1/8 scale racing, the water was still nice and flat so it was decided to run Saturday's races.

First up were the sport 45 hot laps taken out once again by Steve Trott's Oh Boy Oberto with 14.63 seconds for once around the oval.

This was followed by the Sport 45 Heats, which were duly taken to by Steve Trott's Oh Boy Oberto, followed by Jason Lester's Genesis in second place, and Merv Sowden's Rite On in Third. The winner take all final was once again taken out by the irrepressible Trott/Oberto combo, with the Sowden/Rite On entry in second and Paul Garner's Annihilator making it's first showing for the weekend in third place.






Once the Sport 45 racing was complete, it was time for a short lunch break which despite it's brevity was still too long from the perspective of the weather. About 15 knots of wind sprung up over the 15-20 minute break. Which meant that the Classic Petrol Hydros ended up being raced in about 3 inches of Chop, needless to say the racing was fairly average given the slow speeds required just to stay on the water.

Overall, despite the relatively small turnout and the weather related interruptions the weekend was brilliant and enjoyed by all. Thanks to the Nakians for another great event.

The next round will be the world cup at LakeHakanoa, February 27/28th 2010.

Seeya there.


Cheers
Bob

 


 





DIAMOND CUP    TARANAKI 
08/11/09

CLASS

LSH/N2 

HYDRO

 

 

 

 

Heat

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

1

Century 21

Motul

Tahoe Miss

 

 

 

Place

 400

300

225

 

 

 

 

CLASS

Restricted 

HYDRO

 

 

 

 

Heat

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

1

Motul

UL-1

Cracker

 

 

 

Place

 400

300

DNF

 

 

 

 

Scale 45

Hydro 1 Lap

Sprint

 

 

 

BOAT

1

2

3

2

 

Annihilator

24.57

18.75

 

5

 

Oh Boy Oberto

14.69

14.63

 

 

 

CLASS

Scale 45 

HYDRO

 

 

 

 

Heat

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

1

Annihilator

Lady Bug

Oh Boy Oberto

Genisis

 Rite-On

 

Place

 

DNS

400

DNF

300

 DNF

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place

DNS

 

DNF

 

400

300

 DNF

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place

 

DNF

DNF

 

400

300

 DNF

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place

DNF

 

DNF

 

300

225

 400

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place

300

 

DNF

400

DNF

 225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heat TOTAL

300 

400

1500

1125

 625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heat TOTAL

300

 

400

1500

1125

 625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winner Take All Final

225

DNS

400

DNF

 300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Lap Sprint Pts

30

00

40

00

 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi-Points

TOTAL

555

400

1940

1142

 925

 

 

Petrol

Hydro             1Lap

Sprint

 

 

 

BOAT

1

2

3

1

 

Old Skool

20.84

 

 

2

 

Gunno Go

36.65

 

 

3

 

Mountain Dew

17.90

 

 

4

 

Oh Boy Oberto

 

 

 

 

Petrol

Hydro          

Heats

 

 

 

 

HEAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

1

Old Skool

Gunna Go

Mountain Dew

 

 

 

Place

300

DNF

400

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place

300

DNF

400

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place

300

DNF

400

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place

 

300

DNS

400

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place

 

DNF

DNF

400

 

 

 

Heat

TOTAL

1200

 

0

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winner Take All Final

DNF

DNF

400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Lap Pts

30

 23

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi-Points Total

1230

23

2440

 

 

 

 

 

1/8TH

Hydro

Heats

 

 

 

 

HEAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

1

Cellular

DeWalt

Madison

Speedy

 

 

Place

300

400

225

DNF

 

 

2

Budweiser

Llumer

Exectone

Madison

 

 

Place

DNS

300

400

DNS

 

 

 

3

DeWalt

Executone

Llumer

Budweiser

 

 

Place

225

 

400

300

DNF

 

 

4

Cellular

Speedy

Madison

Executone

 

 

Place

DNF

DNS

DNS

400

 

 

5

De Walt

Budweiser

Llumer

Speedy

 

 

Place

400

 

300

225

DNF

 

 

6

Cellular

Speedy

Executone

Llumer

 

 

Place

300

 

DNS

400

300

 

 

7

Budweiser

DeWalt

Cellular

 Madison

 

 

Place

400

DNF

300

 DNS

 

 

8

Executone

Llumer

Budweiser

 

 

 

Place

400

225

300

 

 

 

9

Madison

Cellular

Speedy

 DeWalt

 

 

Place

DNS

300

DNS

 400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heat 

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

 Llumer

Executone

Budweiser

Cellular

Speedy

Madison

DeWalt

1275

2000

1000

1200

000

225

1425

 Winner Take All Final

 Llumer

 Executone

 Budweiser

 Cellular

 DeWalt

 

 Llumer

Executone

Budweiser

Cellular

Speedy

Madison

DeWalt

400

DNF

DNF

DNF

DNF

DNS

DNS

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

1675

2000

1000

1200

000

225

1425

 

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