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Seafair Trophy

 Wattle Downs Ponds – Manurewa - Auckland

21st & 22nd May 2011

 

The Suha Seafair / Manukau Champs turned out with fairly good entries again considering the economical conditions that we are experiencing at the moment. Racing on both days was very exciting with not only the days racing counting but also the Hi-Points for the year for each Class was also up for the grabs.

Some of the High Lights from the Regatta 

N2 Electric Hydroplane On Saturday wehad Spider driven by Phil taking out first place from Merv in Century 21, Motul and VooDoo ending with DNF’s  Sunday was a bit different with Motul driven by Jason taking out first place with So Good, Century 21 and Spider failing to finish. This gave first equal place to Spider and Motul. 

First place for the years Hi-Points was Century 21 .

  Limited P was washed out on Saturday but Sunday had Jeff with Superior the only finisher and Jeff also took out the Hi-Points…Good one Jeff.

 

                                                   Phil working on Lil' Squire

Scale 45 we had Bob with Lil Snifter’s taking out the 1 lap sprints with a quite respectable 18.65secs

Heat racing was interesting, we had 6 heats videoed plus the final but only had 5 heats plus the Take all Final was recorded on the score sheet.

Heat racing saw Matt Lee with Oh Boy Oberto being the most consistent and was favourite for the Take All Final.

John with Lady Bug decided this wasn’t on and it was his turn for the win and took out the Seafair Trophy Scale 45 win.

Matt whom only raced three out of the five rounds accumulated enough points to take out the Scale 45 Hi-Points. Well done Matt a Great Achievement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/8th Scale Hydroplanes had 7 boats entered but John’s new Miss Madison withdrew with a broken  (lost) drive cable and had to withdraw and York failed to turn up for the day. 

The heats were redrawn but unfortunately as we found out later on only 4 heats were raced as heat 5 was on the other side of the paper and Oh Boy Oberto was only allocated 4 heats which 3 were run. A bit bad on this oversight I must say from the Contest Director for allowing this to happen. Anyway we had some good racing nerveless with Steve cleaning up the 4 heats he raced. Also Steve with Executone won the Winner Take All Final   

Bob with Cellular One took out the H-Points Trophy for the year. A good consistent boat Bob, well done!

                          John working on Bob's Hi-Point Trophy Winner Cellular One

 

 

 

 

 

Gas Sport Hydro and Petrol Classic Hydros had the same boats doubling up for both Classes with the exception of Miss Zenoah that had the miss fortune to run into the jetty down the back straight on the Saturday. Sports Petrol Hydro went to Steve driving Executone and the Hi-Points for the year went to Mountain Dew driven by Andrew.

                                                   Ouch! got a bit of a sore nose...

 

 

 

 

 

 


Petrol Classic Hydros Take all Final and Hi-Points of the Year went to Mountain Dew so a big Congratulations to Andrew in taken out both the final and Hi-Points for both Classes.

                            Steve and Matt getting ready to launch Executone

 

 

 

It was decided at the AGM that the Gas Sport Hydro Class was not attracting any competitors in that Class and we were just doubling up the Petrol Classic Hydros to make that Class. Now that we have 3 electric (10S) 1/8th Scale Hydros ready to race they will take over the Gas Sport Hydro slot.
Once the Executive have been notified that there are 3 or more of these Class Gas Sport Hydros ready to race this Class will be reintroduced.

Electric 1/8th Scale Hydroplanes did a Demo or two to show how they go. The boats were set up on 8S as they will be going to the USA to compete in July. Normally the boats would be set up for 10S lipos which give them a bit more speed and are easier on the electrical gear.

 

                                    Jason's Electric 1/8th Scale Hydroplane

 

 

Class One Offshore sprint racing had 4 boats, 1st was Hellbent 46pts, 2nd Toll 42pts 3rd Sparky 37pts 4th Ohio Steel 35 pts

                                                 Andrew's Hell Bent been launched

 

 

 

 

 

  

                                         Bob - Winner of the 2010-11 Hi-Points Trophy

                              Steve - Winner 1/8th Scale Hydroplane Seafair Trophy

                             John - Winner Scale 45 Hydroplane Seafair Trophy

Thanks to the hard workers that helped to set up the course, put up the gazebos, cooked the BBQ and chipped in when required to help with running the show.

Some more excellent photos taken by Lynn Fothergill can be viewed in our Photo Gallery.

 

SUHA  Seafair Trophy Results  

LSH/N2 Hydro                                               DATE  22/05/2011

HEAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

 

Spider

Motul

Century 21

VooDoo

So Good

 

  

Place Saturday

400 

DNF

300

DNF

 

 

 

Place Sunday

DNF 

400

DNF

 

DNF

 

 

TOTAL

400

400

300

0

0

 

  

 

Limited “P”    Hydro                                                         

HEAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

 

DeWalt

Lil Squire

Miss-Take

Superior 

 

 

 

  

Place Saturday

DNF 

DSQ

DNF

 

 

 

 

 

Place Sunday

 

DNF

 

400

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

0

 

0

0

400

  

  

  

  

 

Scale 45  Hydro                                                         

HEAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

 

Lady Bug

Oh Boy Oberto

Rite On

Lil Snifters

Itildo

Executone

1

DNF

400

DNS

DNF

DNS

300

2

300

DNF

DNS

DNF

DNS

400

3

DNF

400

DNS

DNS

225

300

4

300

400

DNF

DNS

225

169

5

400

300

DNS

DNF

225

DNS

Heat Pts

1000

1500

000

000

675

1169

Winner Take all

400

225

DNF

DNF

300

DNF

1 Lap Sprints

23

30

  

40

13

10

TOTAL Points

1423 

1755

000

40

988

1179

 

 

                                                                

 

Class I Offshore Sprint                                                         

HEAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

 

Ohio Steel

HellBent

Toll

Sparky

 

 

1

8

10

8

7

 

 

2

DNF

2

9

8

10

 

 

3

8

10

9

DNF

2

 

 

4

8

10

7

9

 

 

5

8

7

10

9

 

 

Total

34

46

42

37

  

 

 

Classic Petrol Hydro                                     

HEAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

 

Mountain Dew

Mister Snifters

Executone

Miss Zenoah

 

 

1

400

DNS

300

 

 

 

2

400

225

300

 

 

 

3

400

DNF

300

 

 

 

4

225

300

400

 

 

 

5

400

225

300

 

 

 

Heat Pts

1825

750

1600

 

 

 

Winner Take All

400

DNS

300

 

 

 

1 Lap Sprints

40

30

23

 

 

 

Total

2265

780

1923

 

 

 

 

1/8TH  Scale Hydro                                                    

HEAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

1

Cellular One

Madison

Executone

Budweiser

 

 

Place

300

DNS

400

DNS

 

 

2

Oh Boy Oberto

Maddison

Cellular One

Executone

 

 

Place

225

DNS

300

400

 

 

3

Budweiser

Cellular One

Oh Boy Oberto

Executone

 

 

Place

300

225

DNF

400

 

 

4

Madison

Executone

Budweiser

Oh Boy Oberto

 

 

Place

DNS

400

DNS

300

 

 

5

Executone

Budweiser

Cellular One

Madison

 

 

Place

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

 

 

6

Oh Boy Oberto

Madison

Cellular One

Budweiser

 

 

Place

?

 ?

?

 ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executone

Cellular One

Oh Boy Oberto 

Budweiser

Budweiser

Llumar

Winner Take all

400

300

225

DNS

DNF

DNF

 

Sport Petrol Hydro                                        

HEAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

BOAT

 

Mountain Dew

Miss Zenoah

Mister Snifters

Executone

 

 

1

400

DNS

DNF

300

 

 

2

400

DNS

DNF

300

 

 

3

169

225

400

300

 

 

4

DNS

DNS

300

400

 

 

5

400

DNF

225

300

 

 

Heat Points

1369

225

925

1600

 

 

Winner Take All

DNF

DNS

300

400

 

 

Total points

1369

225

1225

2000

 

 

 

 

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