Sail­ing show­down

Hart rel­e­gates part­ner to sec­ond place in close bat­tle

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

IN WED­NES­DAY’S sta­ble­ford event at the Sea Tem­ple Golf Club, Rob Hart carded 38 points and rel­e­gated his play­ing part­ner Graeme Lees Smith (37) to sec­ond place.

Af­ter both Alan Cross­man and Barry Mcginn re­turned scores of 36, a count-back de­ter­mined that Alan was third. Trevor Hauff won near­est-the-pin on hole 11.

Af­ter win­ning Wed­nes­day’s event Hart to­tally oblit­er­ated the rest of the field by a stag­ger­ing 5 points in Fri­day’s Sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tion. A blis­ter­ing 75 off the stick al­lowed Hart to trounce all and sundry and re­turn 43 Sta­ble­ford points.

Mark Nor­man was the only other player to break his hand­i­cap and score a re­spectable 38 points. Ingo Doescher with an ex­cel­lent shot, se­cured the near­est­the-pin prize.

A re­turn to form by Tony Dickinson saw him blitz the large con­tin­gent of play­ers THE se­nior Port Dou­glas Moss­man Sharks com­mit­tee will amal­ga­mate with the ju­nior com­mit­tee to help save the fu­ture of rugby league in the re­gion.

The process has started and Se­nior Sharks pres­i­dent Bron­son Ryan will keep his ti­tle in a sub-com­mit­tee but the leader of the amal­ga­mated com­mit­tee will go to cur­rent ju­nior pres­i­dent Ja­son Fasano.

“We are of­fi­cially look­ing at amal­ga­mat­ing as one club se­niors and ju­niors we are work­ing to­gether to try keep our ju­niors and se­niors afloat,” Bron­son said.

“I will be­come the club pres­i­dent of the sub­com­mit­tee so I will still be in a se­nior role un­der that um­brella.”

Now is the chance for the com­mu­nity to get be­hind the Port Dou­glas Moss­man Sharks by get­ting in­volved with in an up­com­ing car­ni­val and so­cial touch footy ev­ery Mon­day night.

The Moss­man Port Dou­glas Se­nior Sharks Car­ni­val will be held on De­cem­ber 17-18 and will be a fam­ily-friendly event pro­mot­ing com­mu­nity in­volve­ment.

“We are invit­ing teams from Kuranda, Cook­town, Bloom­field, Coen, Yarrabah in Satur­day’s stroke event.

A su­perb 69 net was a dis­tant 3 points in front of sec­ond place Jill Chism who carded 72 net.

With a su­pe­rior back nine, Doescher (74 net) com­pleted the podium stand­ings af­ter de­feat­ing Dar­ren Kearns on a count-back.

Oot Fit­ger­ald played an ex­cel­lent shot into hole 3 to win the near­est-the-pin prize. and we are hop­ing to get the com­mu­nity in­volved,” Bron­son said.

“Its $3 per day for adults and $1 per day for kids, it’s cheap as to get the com­mu­nity in and par­tic­i­pate and sup­port the sharks.

“It’s a KO tour­na­ment, there will be a se­nior men’s com­pe­ti­tion and one-off games for U18 and fe­males, Moss­man vs. Kuranda.”

The car­ni­val kicks off from 9.30am on Satur­day De­cem­ber 17 and will have the can­teen open and there will be 12 games on the first day and nine on the sec­ond.

“We re­ally want to get com­mu­nity in­volve­ment and to keep up with the com­mu­nity, there will be kids games and a game of touch for who­ever is up for it, to give us oldies a break,” Bron­son said.

“This will give the com­mu­nity a chance to show their sup­port with the car­ni­val and with heaps of fun games and all rugby league, it’s go­ing to be a good week­end.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the car­ni­val, touch footy on Mon­day nights or join­ing the Port Dou­glas Moss­man Sharks con­tact Se­nior Sharks Pres­i­dent Bron­son Ryan on 0478 027 259. RACE 16 of the Po­sei­don Sail­away Club Cham­pi­onship hit the waves on Satur­day 26 with race four of the Spring Se­ries.

Club cham­pi­onship favourite and Spring Se­ries con­tender Port FM Mais Oui was miss­ing from the ac­tion and has opened the door for a close fin­ish to the club cham­pi­onship.

Magic took the early lead on the three-lap course in fine con­di­tions and a rea­son­able 15 knot sou’easter.

Ice bat­tled to hold Magic in her sights at the same time as fend­ing off Ruff Red from her stern.

As the three yachts beat around the course it was all down to the cal­cu­la­tions of the hand­i­cap to de­ter­mine fi­nal po­si­tions.

Ruff Red lost valu­able time strug­gling to fly its spin­naker on the first down­wind run and never quite re­cov­ered tak­ing third across the line and third on cor­rected time.

Magic put on an­other great dis­play to claim line hon­ours but her ef­fort was not quite enough to de­fend her higher hand­i­cap as Ice turned a 12-minute deficit into a 3-minute lead on cor­rected time to claim first prize.

The win puts Ice in sec­ond po­si­tion on the Spring Se­ries lad­der on 12 points, two points be­hind Magic and eight points clear of Ann Sea.

The fi­nal two races of both se­ries are on this Satur­day to de­ter­mine the 2011 Spring Se­ries and the 2011 Po­sei­don Sail­away Club cham­pion.

Help­ing save the Sharks: Ze­clen Gro­gan Ryan and se­nior Sharks pres­i­dent Bron­son Ryan

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