Please select your home edition
Edition
Wildwind 2016 728x90

Minoprio and his Alpari Match Crew win 2013 NZ Match Racing Champs

by Mel Benton, RNZYS on 17 Nov 2013
- Day 4 - New Zealand Match Racing Championships - November 2013 RNZYS Media©

Winner of the NZ Match Racing Championship 2013 Adam Minoprio paid a big thank you to his team today for an outstanding win in a trying conditions.

With only three losses in four days there was never any doubt that the Alpari Match team of Adam Minoprio, helm, Chris Main, main sheet, Tom Powrie, trimmer, and Jim Turner, bow, would be in the top crews for the regatta. Adam Minoprio said at prizegiving 'Without my crew I would be nothing'.

Two time Olympian Andrew Murdoch said 'The race management team did a great job. It would have been really easy for even the round robin not to have been completed. From the committee boat, mark layers to umpires, they all did a great job'. Murdoch and his team came together for this regatta and with crew mates fellow Olympian Peter Burling, main, Brad Farrand, trimmer and Ash Hammond on bow there was plenty of experience.

The four top teams went straight from the single round robin to finals in a first to win two points decider. Minoprio and Murdoch raced three matches. Minoprio beat Murdoch by 16 seconds in the first match, and 32 seconds in the third. Minoprio was penalised in the second flight allowing Murdoch to gain a valuable point and a 7 second win. Peter Burling said it was a good day yachting with the first two of the finals races being good matches.

The petit finalists Gunwoo Park from the Korean Sailing Federation and David Hazard, RNZYS Youth Training Programme Graduate, also had a battle. Park gained a penalty in the starting sequence on the first match, then Hazard hit the top mark on the final run to the finish, cancelling Park’s penalty. Park gained the lead and won by 31seconds. Park then went on to beat Hazard in another close match with only six seconds separating them.


For the rest of the sailors, their regatta ended with the Round Robin. The lack of wind and shifty conditions meant setting courses was challenging. Delay after delay ate up the time and forced the Race Management to use three of the regatta days for the Round Robin and the final day had almost no wind until 3pm this afternoon. This meant there was no time for anything except the final series.

RNZYS Youth Training Programme entry Chris Steele narrowly missed out on the finals series in fifth place overall. Minoprio commented at Prizegiving that Steele deserved to have been there! Steele missed out by only one point having been given a black flag penalty in the final match of the Round Robin, ironically it was against Minoprio!

For Peter Waring and his crew, this was the first in what they hope will be a resurrection of their crew. 'We are keen to do this again. We had so much fun and our true talent wasn’t shown. We hope to come back next year.'

Today’s Results

Flight Three Major Final
Minoprio beat Murdoch 32s

Flight Two Major Final
Murdoch beat Minoprio 7s

Flight One Major Final
Minoprio beat Murdoch 16s

Flight Two Petite Final
Park beat Hazard 6s

Flight One Petite Final
Park beat Hazard 31s

Final Placings
1st Adam Minoprio Alpari Match Crew - Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
2nd Andrew Murdoch Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club/ Keri Keri Cruising Club
3rd Gunwoo Park Korea Sailing Federation
4th David Hazard Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
5th Chris Steele RNZYS Youth Training Programme
6th David Chapman Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
7th Peter Waring Murrays Bay Sailing Club
8th Tim Coltman Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club
9th Chris Staub Royal Akarana Yacht Club
10th Tugdual Piriou Circle Nautique Caledonien, New Caledonia
11th Justin Liu Singapore Sailing Federation
12th Susannah Pyatt RNZYS/ Murrays Bay Sailing Club
13th Alan Quere Circle Nautique Caledonien, New Caledonia
14th Claudia Pierce Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron


The Squadron Website (www.rnzys.org.nz) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RNZYS) features the latest results and photos

Hall Spars - BattenPredictWind.comHelm Events 660x82

Related Articles

Sydney supermaxi sets monohull record in White Island Race
The Sydney based supermaxi CQS has set a new record for monohulls in the 320nm White Island Race. The Sydney based supermaxi CQS has set a new record for monohulls, but missed the allcomers record by less than an hour, in the 320nm White Island Race. After the race start just after 10.00am on Friday, CQS reported she was about to round White Island around 6.30pm having taken 8hrs 30 minutes for the 160nm leg or an average speed of around 19kts.
Posted on 26 Nov
Images of radical supermaxi CQS sailing on the Waitemata
Ludde Ingvall’s revamped supermaxi, CQS, was trialling on the Waitemata Harbour today Ludde Ingvall’s revamped supermaxi, CQS, was trialling on the Waitemata Harbour today in a moderate south westerly breeze and sunshine - a welcome break from the strong winds that have plagued Auckland for the past few days. The supermaxi which started life as the 90ft Nicorette has been stretched to 98ft in a design project led by Bakewell-White Yacht Design
Posted on 18 Nov
YDL NZ Match Racing - Chris Steele defends title
Chris Steele and his crew of Harry Hull, Josh Salthouse and Harry Thurston retain their title for the second year Chris Steele and his crew of Harry Hull, Josh Salthouse and Harry Thurston retain their title for the second year after defeating Graeme Sutherland and crew in three straight matches. The action all kicked off at 10am with the start of the Semi Finals. The top ranked Graeme Sutherland chose to sail Sam Meech whom he beat 3 – nil.
Posted on 16 Oct
YDL NZ Match Racing - Semi-Finalists selected at the end of Day 3
Graeme Sutherland, Sam Meech, David Chapman and Chris Steele all advance into the semi-finals which begin Sunday Graeme Sutherland, Sam Meech, David Chapman and Chris Steele advance to the semi-finals on Sunday. Graeme Sutherland and his crew of David Hazard, Tim Snedden and Mike Bullot were the last to qualify for the semi-finals with a scoreline of 2 – 1 after losing his first quarter final race to David Wood. Sutherland then came back to take the next two races and his spot in the semi-finals.
Posted on 15 Oct
YDL NZ Match Racing - Fleet racing completed on Day 2
Day 2 has seen the completion of the fleet racing stages, with the top 13 teams booking their place in the Top 16 Day 2 has seen the completion of the fleet racing stages, with the top 13 teams booking their place in the Top 16 knock-outs. The remaining six teams went on to sail in a repechage round, consisting of three knock-out pairs, with the winner of each also advancing to the Top 16 which will be held tomorrow.
Posted on 14 Oct
YDL NZ Match Racing - NZ's Sutherland leads after Day 1
Nineteen teams started the YDL NZ Match Race Championship with NZ's Graeme Sutherland taking an early lead. Nineteen teams from Australia, Asia and New Zealand started the Yachting Developments New Zealand Match Race Championship today with Graeme Sutherland taking an early lead. The change of format has seen the regatta double in size from eight teams in last year’s event to nineteen teams this year.
Posted on 13 Oct
Gladwell's Line - Oh, and by the way we won a million dollars
Sailing history has been made by a New Zealand crew in winning the richest prize ever offered in sailing July 11, 2016 - Sailing history has been made by the New Zealand crew of Phil Robertson, Stu Dodson, Will Tiller and James Wierzbowski in winning the richest prize ever offered in sailing - $US1million (NZD $1.37m), with their nail-biting win in the World Match Racing Championships in Sweden.
Posted on 14 Jul
Rio 2016 - Yachting New Zealand defends Olympic selection practices
Yachting New Zealand has responded to wide-spread international criticism of its selection practices Yachting New Zealand has responded to wide-spread international criticism of its selection practices and criticism by the Chairman of the NZ Sports Disputes Tribunal, Sir Bruce Robertson of the way it treated two Olympic sailors after they had qualified New Zealand for the 2016 Olympic sailing regatta at the ISAF World Sailing Championships in santander in September 2014.
Posted on 9 Jun
Gladwell's Line - Olympic Appeal over in NZ but hotting up in Oz
The 2016 New Zealand Olympic selection process came to an end on Monday night in Auckland The 2016 New Zealand Olympic selection process came to an end on Monday night in Auckland with the announcement at the end of a Mediation Hearing by the Chairman of the Sports Disputes Tribunal, Sir Bruce Robertson, that he would not overturn the two non-selection decisions by Yachting New Zealand.
Posted on 2 Jun
Rio 2016 - Murdoch confirms that he won't Appeal tight selection call
Double Olympian Andrew Murdoch has confirmed that he will not Appeal the decision of the Yachting New Zealand selectors Double Olympian Andrew Murdoch has confirmed that he will not Appeal the decision of the Yachting New Zealand selectors who gave the nod for Rio 2016 to Josh Junior, who will be on his first Olympic regatta. 'I don't think I would get a result in my favour out of the back end of it,' Murdoch told Radio Sport. ït would also hinder Josh's preparation as well.'
Posted on 12 May