Please select your home edition
Edition
Spinlock 728x90

Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Nationals - Light winds on Day 2

by Lindsay Lyons on 30 Oct 2013
Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Nationals fleet. Glenda Leslie
For Day 2 of the Flying Fifteen Hong Kong Nationals, a slightly lighter day on the water today, with around 10 to 14kts of breeze from 075°, and Race Officer Jerry Rollin chose the same area of the Lamma patch as Tuesday to set up the committee boat.

Race three started with a general recall as a clutch of ‘Fifteens broke the middle of the line, making it impossible to identify the transgressors. Rollin black flagged the restart, but even with that deterrent, five boats mis-timed their approach and were scored BFD for the race – Pharos Financial Group, Changing Lanes, Jaffa, Noisy Forefather and Tomffoolery.


The remaining boats continued around the course, consisting of sausage-triangle-sausage with a leeward finish, with defending World Champions Graham Vials / Chris Turner coming in first ahead of Steve Goacher/ Phil Evans, Grant Alderson / Dean McAullay and the Jerwoods in fourth.

With the pin end repositioned, the line was opened for the second start, however just ahead of the one-minute signal, the AP was raised to allow a wind shift to settle. When the race finally got underway, Ashley Smith and Adam Kingston clearly fancied the pin end – so much so that with the fleet bearing down on them, they brushed the pin boat, with Sam Chan forcing his way in and causing further contact with both Pharos Financial Group and Tomffoolery.


Completing their turns dented the race hopes of all three, but Smith and Kingston managed to recover to eighth. The eventual winners of race four, Greg Wells and Andrew Jameson on Betty managed to avoid a pile up at the windward mark involving half the fleet.

Speaking after the race, Wells said 'first we thought the left looked good … then the right. We couldn’t decide which way to go so we sort of just went up the middle – we thought we’d get there about 12th, but arrived in fourth surrounded by rock stars!' Betty went on to pull back the other boats one by one to cross the finish line in first place, with Nick and Janet Jerwood in second and David Tabb / Chewey Sherrell in third.


After four races, the Jerwoods are sitting in first place on 10 points, with Graham Vials in second on 13 and Steve Goacher in third on 17. The regatta finishes tomorrow with the final two races, then there follows a lay day before the start of the ‘main event’, the 19th International Flying Fifteen World Championship on Saturday 2nd November.



























































































































































































.

Barz Optics - FloatersX-Yachts AUS X4 - 660 - 3BandG AUS Triton2 660x82

Related Articles

Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar - Back to business
It was a return to business as usual for the second day of competition at Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar regatta. From a funky first day of racing when the promising solid morning breeze evaporated to become difficult, shifty and unsettled and then disappeared, it was a return to business as usual for the second day of competition at the 48th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar regatta.
Posted today at 3:18 am
2017 Nanny Cay Cup - Winners in light breezes
A tauntingly light breeze of five - seven knots out of the south was enough to get 50+ boats starting in Nanny Cay Cup A tauntingly light breeze of five - seven knots out of the south was enough to get 50+ boats starting in the Nanny Cay Cup, the first event of the 2017 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. Rather than the usual Round Tortola race, conditions favoured a 16 NM course starting in the channel off Nanny Cay and taking the fleet around Pelican and Flanagan Islands.
Posted today at 1:43 am
It’s all about time at the 44th St. Thomas International Regatta
Several classes were too close to call going into the final day of racing at the 44th St. Thomas International Regatta Several classes were too close to call going into the final day of racing at the 44th St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), held March 24 to 26 out of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The reason? A mix of STIR-signature round-the-island courses combined with conditions that ranged from near breathless calm to blustery gusts over three days of racing that kept competitors on their toes
Posted on 28 Mar
Seattle returns as host and partner in Clipper Round the World Race
The announcement that the Seattle will feature on the global route and enter a team, was made by Official Tourism Board Making its debut in the 2015-16 edition of the race, which saw the city’s name and iconic skyline emblazoned on one of the race’s twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts, Visit Seattle promoted the city as a destination for leisure, tourism and business during its eleven month, 40,000 nautical mile journey around the globe.
Posted on 28 Mar
The America's Cup Superyacht Program – A true highlight
The 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda will feature the fastest yachts in the 166 year history of the competition Superyachts are a very important part of the America’s Cup and, reflecting the high value of their role in the events that will take place in Bermuda in May and June, a dedicated America’s Cup Superyacht Program was created by the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), in conjunction with BWA Yachting.
Posted on 28 Mar
Meet Clipper 2017-18 Race skipper Tristan Brooks
Tristan Brooks first took to the water at the age of ten, spending his childhood fine tuning his dinghy skills Tristan Brooks first took to the water at the age of ten, spending his childhood fine tuning his dinghy skills on the Menai Strait in North Wales, and has spent the past 13 years working as a professional skipper, mate and engineer.
Posted on 28 Mar
An Int’l fleet race ready for BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival
Many of this year's participants in the BVI Spring Regattamade their way ashore today to register for a racing Many of this year's participants in the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival made their way ashore today to register for a week of world-class racing out of Nanny Cay, Tortola. The Marina is alive with activity - old friends catching up and first-timers partaking of the infamous Mount Gay rum drinks at the beach bar. With the breeze looking light for Tuesday's annual Round Tortola Race
Posted on 28 Mar
Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie to impact the Queensland Coast today
Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie intensified to Category 4 strength overnight, and has maintained this strength Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie intensified to Category 4 strength overnight, and has maintained this strength as it approached the coast.
Posted on 28 Mar
17 Australian entries for the World Masters Games sailing Regatta
Seven Wetas, including Paul White's brand new birthday boat still in gift wrapping, appeared at Port Kembla Sailing Club Seven Wetas, including Paul White's brand new birthday boat still in gift wrapping, appeared at Port Kembla Sailing Club for the Lake Illawarra Weta Camp - the final training weekend to share knowledge and help bring the Australian Weta Team up to the same high standard
Posted on 28 Mar
Princess Sofia Trophy – Park’s pride as he prepares for Palma finale
RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park believes the British Sailing Team is in the right place for multi-medal winning success ‘Sparky’, as Park is commonly known, will preside over some 63 British Sailing Team athletes at the first major European event of the year, before moving on to a new role at British Cycling next month after over 20 years with the RYA.
Posted on 27 Mar