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The Otago Yacht and 'Motor Boat Club held their first series of races on -Saturday under favorable conditions, there being a fair X.X.W. breeze ami no sea. In the first race for sailing yabhts there was an excellent entry ox eight yachts, and all faced the. starter reefed. The manoeuvring for the start was watched with keen int-ereet by quite n large number of spectators on the wharves, and it was evident that the shifting of Iho stalling' line from the club pavilion to the vicinity of the- wharves is a .step in the right direction. , .Janet and Carina made an excellent, well-timed start, well up to the weather line, followed by -Myto, and later by Annin, Maui.a, Thelma, and Hippie, in that order. .Mi .stood over to the Peninsula side, and one by one started shaking out reefs, as it became evident that the wind was lighter than anticipated. Cross tacking was the order of the day. one section Holding over to the half-tide wall, while the rest elected to keep by the Peninsula side. Janet’s well-timed start at the weather end of the line stood her in good stead, as she held first place well up to the weather mark at Chnllis’s. The .wind was lighter and patchy, and some of the yachts would have done better ’by standing over by the wall instead of keeping to the Peninsula. Myro rounded the buoy at Challis’s first, closely followed by Janet, with the rest strung out behind. -Spinnakers were set for the run to the three legs, and Janet overhauled Myro. The following was the order of the'heat to the turning mark moored off the club pavilion Janet, closely followed by Myro, then Tuca.un, Annis, Carina. Thelma, Malna, and ‘Hippie. By lids time the wind had fallen, ami scene of the fleet had some iutie (liffienky in reselling the finishing line. Iho order of finishing was as above, except that Hippie overhauled Matna a few yards from the line. Finishing times (correefed) i Janet (smin), 4h flmin deem .Minis (6£min), 4h 12niin. 36b;'c-; Myro (ser). 4h lomin 4b...rc : Carina {Cjnin). A h lomln 25eee; Tmiaiia (Imin). 4h ITiniu SBsee: Ripple (101 min). 4h IBmin, Thelma (s£min), 4h_22miu o2see ; M.-.tua (2min). 4h 27min 2 (sec. First, prize. Janet: second prize, Annin; third prize. Myro. The two races set down on the programme for motor boats drew only live entries, and ns there was only one oi those entered in one of the races, the Sailing Committee decided to eomhine the two events. The race was accordingly started at 5.50 p.m.. and the following floats went over the line all in e bunch Iris. Eureka-. Palter, and Marguerite, while Calliope followed some little time alter. The order of turning the Rav-enshourne mark was a-, follow? : Kiir’ka, M.irgueriltt, Palmer, Iris, and Calliope. On Hie run home Calliope bad i rouble, and finally stopped. Finishing 1 lines (corrected | : Palmer (smm 20. •■•). oh 52min 13iwc. Margnerita (4min lOsee), 5b 27scc; Eureka (20see), 3h 54min 14see; Iris {Bin’.n 40? cc). 3h 54min 45se<‘. First prize, Palmer: second prize. Margiieritn. Calliope did mil finish, be', made her ntoorXigs shortly utter the. finish, emitting clouds ot steam, indicating circulating water trouble.

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OTAGO YACHT CLUB, Evening Star, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914

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OTAGO YACHT CLUB Evening Star, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914