Lady Stonehaven Day 2 Report


The crew of Heather 1035, Alex Ward, Ari Rassias, and Carli Preston have won the Lady Stonehaven with five 1st placings and a 2nd place. RMYS have now won two of the last three Lady Stonehaven regattas (2019, 2021)

Day 2 of the Lady Stonehaven saw racing return off Elwood beach where RMYS and RBYC boats would compete in the final three races of the regatta to determine who would take home the Lady Stonehaven cup. The increase in the breeze from the previous week’s racing saw the fleet racing in ideal conditions, resulting in the closest racing we had seen throughout the regatta. RO Andrew Gluth, assisted by our group of RMYS junior parents on both the committee and mark laying boats conducted three races. The races saw skillful and dramatic upwind legs with fast and exciting downwind legs resulting in some commanding placings for the RMYS junior and taking home the Lady Stonehaven cup. RMYS was represented by four crews against RBYC’s four this week. The four RMYS crews include: (Skipper, mainhand, foredeck).

Matthew Norton 1023: Ryan Savage, Jock Hogg, Max Herriott

Scarlet 1030: Oli Skerritt, Ethan Rassias, Eliza Davidson

Heather 1035: Alex Ward, Ari Rassias, Carli Preston

Kestrel 1036: Lachy Skerritt, Swanee Myles-Malone, Myra Eve Barber

Race 4 of the regatta saw our juniors fly off the start line out in front and break away from the main pack of boats, only for two of our RMYS fleet to get tangled up with the other boats while our other two extended their leads on the downwind, results were mixed across the board with improvements to be made in the next race. Race 5 commenced with some aggressive moves on the start line, an individual recall, increase in wind speed and some DNC’s handed out throughout the race, not to mention large and sudden wind shifts wreaking havoc across the course, yet despite all this chaos and excitement, the RMYS crews crossed the line with some great placings. Race 6 saw the main pack of boats move to the top of the fleet and fight to finish the last race of the regatta in a good position, RMYS boats were in the thick of this pack with it eventually thinning out as boats rounded the bottom mark to head up to the finish.

The RMYS crews finished the regatta on a high with smiles on their faces and now look towards their final preparation for the Stonehaven Cup hosted at RMYS in January.

The results and placings for the regatta are as follows

PI Sail Num. Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Tot. Points Net Points
1035  RMYS  [2] 
1030  RMYS  [4]  18  14 
4 1472 RBYC [DNC] 6 2 5 2 3 28 18
1036  RMYS  [5]  25  20 
5 1001 RBYC 3 8 4 8 [DNC] 1 34 24
1023  RMYS  [9]  37  28 
7 1003 RBYC [DNC] 3 9 3 DNC 7 42 32
8 1005 RBYC [DNC] 7 8 6 DNC 8 49 39
9 133 RBYC [DNC] 5 7 DNS DNS DNS 52 42

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