Please select your home edition
Edition
Mondo Travel - Americas Cup - 5785

International 14 Australian Championships - Day 1 on Waterloo Bay

by Andrew Gough on 30 Dec 2012
Windy Waterloo Bay - 2012 International 14 Australian Championships Andrew Gough - copyright http://www.andrewgoughphotography.com
The 2012 Australian International 14 Championships are taking place 29th December-6th January and with a predicted 20-25 knot southerly and an outgoing tide, it was bound to be a big first day on Queensland's Waterloo Bay.

Sailing from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, the event is being held over seven days with a variety of wind conditions predicted.

With 26 entries the rigging lawn at the Royal Queensland was calm prior to what was a day of Russian roulette as to who was going to break what, in a strong 25 knot southerly.

Only two 14s finished the windy Invitational and it was none other then Brad Devine sailing with Ian Furlong to take the race win. Devine and Furlong are coming off the back of four Australian championship wins, and are on the hunt for their fifth. The heavy air prediction for the regatta means conditions are in their favor.

'We have never been on the bay before together but we got around and finished, we are looking forward to a great regatta, plus the boat and settings felt good for the windy conditions today' said a speed weathered Furlong.

With the media boat and all other craft required to assist various boats, the Bay was left open for Devine and Furlong to push the limits of their 14.




Zhik ZKG 660x82Harken AUS HL Snatch Block 660x82Musto 2016 660x82 1

Related Articles

Tasmanians dominate International Cadet Australian Championship
Young Tasmanian sailors, all members of Sandy Bay Sailing Club, dominated the final results in Australian championships Young Tasmanian sailors, all members of Sandy Bay Sailing Club, have dominated the final results in the Australian championships for the International Cadet Dinghy Class.
Posted on 20 Jan
Sailing World Cup Miami – New challenge ahead for the 'legend'
Among the 453 sailors racing out of Regatta Park at Coconut Grove, Robert Scheidt is teaming up with Gabriel Borges Among the 453 sailors racing out of Regatta Park at Coconut Grove, Miami from 22-29 January, Brazil's Robert Scheidt is teaming up with Gabriel Borges in an attempt to master the 49er like he has the Star and Laser.
Posted on 19 Jan
Coming back stronger at Sailing World Cup Miami
Two time Rolex World Sailor of the Year and Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Anna Tunnicliffe will join 452 sailors Tunnicliffe has been at the top end of her profession when it comes to sailing with a string of podium finishes at high profile events which culminated in her winning a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the Laser Radial.
Posted on 17 Jan
Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships qualification system released
The Sailing World Championships are held every four years and is the largest gathering of Olympic class sailors. The Sailing World Championships are held every four years and is the largest gathering of Olympic class sailors. At the 2014 edition in Santander, Spain, more than 1,100 sailors from 82 nations attended with hundreds of thousands of spectators taking to the promenade and spectator dune.
Posted on 17 Jan
North Technology acquires North Sails Australia
Renowned Sydney loft joins North Sails worldwide network of owned lofts On January 3rd 2017, the North Sails Australia licensed operation was purchased by North Technology Group. North Sails Australia is the country's leading sailmaker with a diverse market ranging from dinghy, One Design, 18' Skiffs, cruising, racing, Grand Prix and Maxis, dating back to when Australia defended the America's Cup in Fremantle in 1987.
Posted on 16 Jan
Smeg wins first heat of 18 Footers Australian Championship
Not too long after the start, Asko, Marcus Ashley-Jones, took the lead and held on to it for the first two laps. It was third time lucky as the U flag enticed the 18 boat fleet to stay behind the line. Smeg won the pin end and tacked over to cross the fleet.
Posted on 15 Jan
Australian Youth Team announced to compete at Youth Sailing Worlds
Australian Sailing has announced Australian Sailing Youth Team who will represent their country at Youth Sailing Worlds. Australian Sailing has announced the 2017 Australian Sailing Youth Team, who will represent their country at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championship.
Posted on 15 Jan
Winners decided on final day of 2017 Australian Youth Championships
After two bullets Henry Larkings and Miles Davey (NSW) won the 29er boys division by three points. After only completing one race yesterday, the 29er fleet had the task of ensuring three races were completed today to finish the regatta.
Posted on 14 Jan
Thrills and spills for Day 3 of Australian Youth Championships
Today’s 20–30 knots with up to two metre swell added another dimension to the already broad spectrum of conditions Day 3 of the regatta began with a postponement on shore as a large squall blew through the Adelaide Sailing Club compound. Once the breeze stabilized all classes were eventually released.
Posted on 13 Jan
Mark Jackson claims sixth title at Henning Harders OK Dinghy Nationals
Following five days and nine races, Victoria’s Mark Jackson has won 2017 Henning Harders OK Dinghy National Championship Following five days and nine races, Victoria’s Mark Jackson has won the 2017 Henning Harders OK Dinghy National Championship in style at Drummoyne Sailing Club this afternoon.
Posted on 13 Jan