Please select your home edition
Edition
Ensign 728

Northshore Marine lead Day 1 Parks Victoria Melges 24 Nationals

by Tracey Walters on 25 Jan 2013
Day 1 Parks Victoria Melges 24 Nationals 2013 Melges Asia Pacific
There was plenty of anticipation on the start line of race one of the Parks Victoria Australian Melges 24 Championships. During prestart the fleet were weaving through Corio bay eagerly waiting for marks to be laid, checking the wind, testing sails and fine tuning techniques. This high calibre fleet is the largest to contest the title to date and are in campaign mode for the 2014 Melges 24 Worlds hosted by RGYC.

Day one and Geelong turned on a beautiful warm day with eight to ten knots of wind from the East. Straight off the blocks in race one were the extremely focused Team Nixon Accru, their eye on the prize after a second to Warwick Rooklyn Bandit at the 2012 Championships. Kevin Nixon’s polished family crew focused on boat speed and led for the race. Chris Links Northshore Marine sailing with Olympic gold medallist and class expert Nathan Wilmot threw what they could at Accru applying continual pressure. In true one design form Accru controlled the race to eventually take the gun, Northshore Marine on their hip, a good start and strong performance by Damian Huon Huey II secured third.

After a general recall in race two and a tricky first work, Julian Plante Kaito lead around the top mark after a big left hand shift, South Australian team Dave Alexander Foxtrot, Bandit, and Northshore Marine fighting for a place. With little room for error it looked like Kaito left the door open at times sailing upwind to the left side of the course but were able to shut the fleet out to win the race. Northshore Marine on the second work picked off Bandit and Foxtrot to round the mark in second place overlapped with Bandit and was able to hold them off down the run, coming second to Kaito, Bandit third with only one minute separating the top five boats.

Boat of the Day flag was awarded to the consistent efforts of Links Northshore Marine team, which also includes 2010 National Champions Heath Walters, John Suriano and Harley Walters.











Provisional Results:

Updated:  24/01/2013  16:29:48

Series Results [OD] up to Race 2

Place

Ties

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

Sers Score

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

772

NORTHSHORE MARINE

Chris Links

4.0

2.0

2.0

2

1.0S

709

KAITO

Julian Plante

8.0

1.0

7.0

3

3.0S

762

HUEY II

Damian Huon

8.0

5.0

3.0

4

 

133

FOXTROT

Dave Alexander

8.0

4.0

4.0

5

1.0S

679

ACCRU

Kevin Nixon

9.0

8.0

1.0

6

 

814

BANDIT

Warwick Rooklyn

9.0

3.0

6.0

7

 

815

OUTRAGE-US

Gary Shanks

11.0

6.0

5.0

8

 

553

JESTER 4

Dave Bull

18.0

10.0

8.0

9

 

514

ADRENALINE

Greg Keen

19.0

7.0

12.0

10

 

816

AMIGOS

Geoff Fogarty

20.0

9.0

11.0

11

 

686

PLANIT

Anthony Passmore

21.0

11.0

10.0

12

 

831

CONCUBINE

Jason Ward

23.0

14.0F

9.0

13

 

710

VITESSE

Scott Farrimond

25.0

12.0

13.0

 

(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



http://festivalofsails.com.au/" target="_blank">Festival of Sails Melges 24 Association of Australia
Pacific Sailing School 660x82 1Barz Optics - Kids rangeSafety at Sea - Baltic - 2

Related Articles

Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 2
Yachting NZ's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is unprecedented Yachting New Zealand's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is without precedent. Subject to Appeal, the Kiwis have signaled that they will reject 30% of the positions gained in the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santander in 2014.
Posted on 22 May
Gladwell's Line - World Sailing changes tack after IOC windshift
Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick. Every blow well earned over issues such as the pollution at Rio, the Israeli exclusion abomination plus a few more. But now World Sailing is getting it right.
Posted on 21 May
Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 1
Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving its goals Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving goals set in the Olympic Commission report of 2010. Around 64 countries are expected to be represented in Rio de Janeiro in August. That is a slight increase on Qingdao and Weymouth, but more importantly a full regional qualification system is now in place
Posted on 19 May
Taming the beast-a conversation with Stuart Meurer of Parker Hannifin
While AC72 cats were fast, they difficult to control, so Oracle partnered with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way. If you watched videos of the AC72s racing in the 34th America’s Cup (2013), you’re familiar with the mind-boggling speeds that are possible when wingsail-powered catamarans switch from displacement sailing to foiling mode. While foiling is fast, there’s no disguising the platform’s inherent instability. Now, Oracle Team USA has teamed up with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way.
Posted on 18 May
From foiling Moths to Olympic starting lines-a Q&A with Bora Gulari
Bora Gulari’s is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class, along with teammate Louisa Chafee. Bora Gulari (USA) has made a strong name for himself within high-performance sailing circles, with wins at the 2009 and 2013 Moth Worlds. In between, he broke the 30-knort barrier and was the 2009 US SAILING Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. His latest challenge is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class as skipper, along with his teammate Louisa Chafee.
Posted on 12 May
Concern for Zika at Rio Olympics is now deadly serious
Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, or the Rio Olympics. Many others have, and they were apt, but things have changed. So here now we have a situation where one man, Associate Professor Amir Attaran, who does have a more than decent string of letters after his name, is bringing nearly as many facts to bear as references at the article's end
Posted on 12 May
The importance of being Alive
Since buying the stunningly pretty Reichel-Pugh canting keel 66-footer, and re-naming her Alive, Since buying the stunningly pretty Reichel-Pugh canting keel 66-footer, and re-naming her Alive, the team have lined up for a lot of things, won plenty and nabbed a record, as well. She’s presently in a yard in the Philippines having a minor refit in readiness for the Australian season. It will commence with the upcoming Brisbane to Keppel and then head sharply into this year’s Hobart.
Posted on 10 May
Hoisted on their own petard
Now it was not that long ago that we wondered if there were some genuinely Shakespearean elements beginning to appear... Now it was not that long ago that we wondered if there were some genuinely Shakespearean elements beginning to appear in World Sailing’s premier event, the Sailing World Cup. In that time, a flurry of material has espoused all manner of joyous points including travel grants and prize money. That’s terrific and the hope is that somehow this will overcome the tyranny of distance for Melbourne
Posted on 9 May
Zhik - The brand born of a notion, not its history
here is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline is officially marketed as Made For Water There is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline has been officially marketed as Made For Water, and this is precisely what the company has done for the last eight years before the succinct and apt strapline came from out of R&D and into mainstream visibility.
Posted on 8 May
So, thou doth protest too much, me thinks
And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen about now. At any rate, it is simply an adaptation of Lady Gertrude’s original line. We merely seek to use it as a way to demonstrate that when there is a lot of brouhaha going on, the smoke screen ultimately ends up as a lovely, colourful flag as to the real intent behind it.
Posted on 4 May