Please select your home edition
Edition
X-Yachts AUS X4 728 - 2

MC38 Australian Championship - Voodoo Chile claims their first Title

by McConaghy Boats on 14 Nov 2013
Voodoo Chile (left) and Ginger match racing to decide the winner of the MC38 OD class nationals Ellen Pragnell-Raasch
In the MC38 Australian Championship, Tasmanian skipper Andrew Hunn helmed his Voodoo Chile crew to victory this weekend, winning the title on a count back after finishing the Championship on equal points with Leslie Green’s Ginger.

Stepping onboard the MC38 for the first time on Saturday morning, Voodoo Chile set the scene with a fantastic start in the first race, showing incredible pace around the track to take their first win. In Race two the 2012 Australian Champion John Bacon’s Dark Star applied great pressure on Voodoo Chile but it wasn’t quite enough missing out on first place by seconds.

The Passage Race saw the wind get up to 22 knots, with tactician Malcolm Page guiding Ginger to her first win. 'I had so much fun' said Leslie 'I couldn’t be happier'.

Ross Hennessy’s Ghost Rider had a good start to Sunday’s racing but it was Hamilton Island Winner Chris Hancock that fought back with their first win of the event in race five.



With two races to go the Championship Title was still in reach for the top four boats. Ginger won the second last race bumping Voodoo Chile off the top of the leader board. Ginger and Voodoo Chile engaged in some very exciting match racing in the last race, however it was Vino that beat them to the finish, with Voodoo Chile winning the Championship on a count back.

The weekend yet again highlighted the fantastic racing that is had in the MC38 Class, everyone had a brilliant time. This is the fifth event for the class in 11 months with a different winner on four occasions, a testament to the closed One Design rule proving that it’s all about how you sail on the day.

The class is now looking forward to the next 12 months of events which includes the MC38 Worlds to be held in Auckland in November next year.

Zhik AkzoNobelb 660x82Pittwater to Paradise 2018 660x82Naiad

Related Articles

Clipper Race - British Olympians swap sports for new challenge at sea
Joining this year’s Great Britain entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race are two athletes Joining this year’s Great Britain entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race are two athletes who have already spent their lives representing their country at the highest level.
Posted today at 11:34 am
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Three sleeps to go!
With less than 72 hours before Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on River Mersey to start 2017-18 edition With less than 72 hours before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on the River Mersey to start the 2017-18 edition of the 40,000 nautical mile race around the globe, anticipation is building in Albert Dock with crowds gathering to wish the fleet well.
Posted today at 4:23 am
2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Day 2 - Newport long haul
The sunny skies on Day One of 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship were replaced with low flying southerly squalls The sunny skies on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport were replaced with low flying southerly squalls and an on-time 1100 start. PRO Anderson Reggio sent the fleet to the 'inside' Halfway Rock racecourse for what would be a very exciting, four-race day of Melges 20 sailing.
Posted today at 1:56 am
29er Hong Kong Open – Notice of race released
With competitors due to start unloading containers of 29ers from the 21 December, a great turn out is expected With mild winter conditions of warm sea and air temperatures, great breeze and boasting some of the best race tracks available anywhere, all eyes will be on the world’s best 29er sailors competing here in Hong Kong
Posted on 18 Aug
Tasar World Championship in Gamagori
As Libby said after the first race day of three races and five hours on the water, it was one of their toughest days The five race day event saw the outstanding North American crew from Seattle YC, former gold and bronze medal Olympians in the Flying Dutchman and 49’er Classes, Jonathan and Libby Johnson McKee, take out their fourth World Tasar Title
Posted on 18 Aug
Audi Hamilton Race Week - Preview
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australia’s favourite yachting events & firm fixture on int'l sailing calendar. Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australia’s favourite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar. Competitors, family and friends come together to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and unique camaraderie of the event’s on-water and off-water carnival.
Posted on 18 Aug
215 entries for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 has drawn 215 boats ranging in size from 22 up to 100 feet Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 has drawn 215 boats ranging in size from 22 up to 100 feet for the popular annual winter series starting this coming Sunday, August 20, 2017.
Posted on 18 Aug
A Pacific Yankee Doodle Dandy opening day at Melges 20 Nationals
On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak, northerly, morning breeze, only to have that fade into a solid, southwest seabreeze. Knowing the conditions well and despite the solid northerly morning gradient, PRO Anderson Reggio wisely postponed the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship fleet, and settled on a 2 o'clock
Posted on 18 Aug
Admiral’s Cup Regatta will span the generations
Excitement in the yachting community surrounding the Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta has spread to all corners Excitement in the yachting community surrounding the Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta has spread to all corners of the sailing world. News of the event, to be held in Sydney this December, has also inspired some remarkable reunions.
Posted on 18 Aug
Australian Trailable Yacht and Sports Boat Championship – Preview
The 2016 Championship was conducted at Airlie Beach QLD and the 2018 Championship will be in Victoria Trailable Yachts and Sports Boats from all over Australia are expected to attend this annual event, which is rotated around the eastern seaboard states on an annual basis.
Posted on 17 Aug