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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Performance Racing 2011 – Oh so tight

by www.sail-world.com on 27 Aug 2011
Carter Nicoll in red trimming - whales on port won’t give way he says - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011 Sail-World.com /AUS © http://www.sail-world.com
Back in 2003 Tony Coleman’s Euphoria, then a J120, sailed into second place in the last day's Molle Island Race to take her division. Wind forward eight years and Coleman and his Euphoria crew top the Performance Racing Division 2 leader board, but this time it’s a J133.

Coleman has three wins and 11 and 12's reflecting, he says a lack of heavy weather spinnakers, and he was looking forward to today's race. There were five boats with just a point between them.

It’s an incredibly tight list with a group of young sailors aboard Ensign Racing’s Farr 40 Cracklin Rosie skippered by Grant Meredith with Canadian Carter Nicoll on mainsheet, on equal points on the leaderboard, but with no wins.

Nicoll from Toronto is enjoying sailing in the Whitsundays. ‘A lot of new experiences for me. We called starboard on a whale and calf but they ignored us - that certainly could never happen at Port Credit Yacht Club in Toronto’ he smiled.

Sitting on the same number of points was Ben McGrath’s Beneteau First 40, with Dayne Sharp steering.

Just behind them and one point back was Ian Ford’s Beneteau First 40.7 WhaleWatchingSydney and Tony Ross’ Beneteau First 40 Ensign Racing.

So it seemed the Molle Island Race would again decide the overall results.

And it would be same for Performance Racing Divsion 1 where Ed Earl's Beneteau 47.7 Ishtar and Ross Wilson's sistership Eagle Rock were tied for first place.

But the weather gods did not co-operate and with the final race not sailed, yesterday results stood.

Here is the full list for both classes.

Performance Racing Div 1

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated: 26/08/2011 15:08:54

Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 7 (Drops = 1)
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 7 Race 6 Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1 2.0S YC477 ISHTAR Edward Earl 17.0 [7.0] 2.0 2.0 5.0 5.0 2.0 1.0
2   7744 EAGLE ROCK Ross Wilson 17.0 [8.0] 4.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 1.0 2.0
3   B2700 BELLE David Currie 20.0 [9.0] 3.0 8.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 3.0
4   6111 NEVER A DULL MOMENT Col & Denise Wilson 23.0 [6.0] 5.0 5.0 2.0 4.0 3.0 4.0
5   RQ101 THE MATRIX Jane Virtue 29.0 5.0 1.0 7.0 [10.0S] 6.0 5.0 5.0
6   NOR2 SOUTHERN EXCELLENCE Andrew Wenham 30.0 2.0 [8.0] 6.0 6.0 3.0 6.0 7.0
7   MH888 SPIRIT OF THE MAID Bruce Absolon 33.0 3.0 9.0 1.0 [10.0S] 7.0 7.0 6.0
8   K9550 WILD David Jackson 34.0 4.0 7.0 3.0 3.0 [10.0F] 9.0 8.0
9   8848 THE STICK Rick Christian 40.0 1.0 6.0 9.0 7.0 [10.0F] 8.0 9.0

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RAF S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)



Performance Racing Div 2

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated: 26/08/2011 16:31:51

Series Results [EHC Div2] up to Race 7 (Drops = 1)
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 7 Race 6 Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1 1.0S 7133 EUPHORIA Anthony Coleman 38.0 11.0 1.0 1.0 [14.0] 12.0 12.0 1.0
2 7R 6530 CRACKLIN ROSIE Tony Ross 38.0 2.0 [13.0] 8.0 9.0 6.0 9.0 4.0
3   6815 IAGO Ben McGrath 38.0 6.0 9.0 9.0 8.0 4.0 [10.0] 2.0
4 2.0S 7407 WHALEWATCHINGSYDNEY Ian Ford 39.0 [12.0] 7.0 2.0 7.0 11.0 5.0 7.0
5   1424 ENSIGN RACING Tony Ross 39.0 [13.0] 8.0 3.0 11.0 3.0 8.0 6.0
6 1.0S 5935 ALPHA CARINAE Damian Barker 43.0 1.0 3.0 10.0 13.0 [13.0] 11.0 5.0
7   53 LIKATIGER David Turton 43.0 3.0 2.0 7.0 10.0 14.0 7.0 [15.0]
8 1.0S 6834 CHANCELLOR Kiwamu Takahashi 44.0 14.0 10.0 [16.0] 4.0 1.0 6.0 9.0
9   6603 BIG KAHOONA Keith Creighton 44.0 8.0A 5.0 4.0 [15.0] 10.0 14.0 3.0
10 1.0S 6689 COPERNICUS Greg Zyner 47.0 8.0 12.0 5.0 1.0 8.0 13.0 [13.0]
11   P1 PANDORA Geoff Weir 47.0 15.0 [15.0] 6.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 12.0
12   1109 ONE O NINE Robert Salteri 48.0 [17.0] 16.0 13.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 11.0
13   R6572 ICEFIRE Peter Tucker 55.0 7.0 [17.0] 11.0 6.0 7.0 16.0 8.0
14   6833 LEEWARD John Quinn 62.0 [16.0] 14.0 12.0 2.0 9.0 15.0 10.0
15   599 MUSTARD CUTTER Scott Creedon 68.0 10.0 6.0 17.0 18.0S [18.0F] 1.0 16.0
16 2.0S 816 AMIGOS Geoff Fogarty 69.0 9.0 11.0 15.0 18.0F [18.0S] 2.0 14.0
17   M42 SYNCHRONICITY Kingsley Fletcher 69.0 5.0 4.0 14.0 12.0 [18.0S] 17.0 17.0

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RAF S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)

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