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

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week day 2 - Lunchtime Legend's afternoon

by SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week media on 1 Sep 2012
Lunchtime Legend (Bob Robertson) and Black Label (Tony Ross) - SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2012
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2012 day 2 was a morning re-run of yesterday’s weather; land breeze, a glass-out, then the arrival of the afternoon sea breeze.

Under blue sky and in warm and sunny conditions, the fleet was held ashore with the AP coming down at 12:30.

The Race Committee set the IRC Racing and Performance Handicap Divisions windward/leeward races on Cleveland Bay, while the Cruising Divisions and Multihulls were sent on the 15 nautical mile White Rock Race, sailing to the east of Magnetic Island up beyond Orchard Rocks and across picturesque Horseshoe Bay to White Rock and return.

Out on the White Rock course the Cruising with Spinnaker Division 1 was gunned away.

Mr Gybe was fast off the pin. David Redfern’s new Jeanneau and Paul Lindemann’s Biddy Hu II were well forward. Warrigal (James Finch) and Redline (Mark Burton, Geoff Adams) missed the start by about one minute. The breeze shifted left by 10 degrees.

In Cruising with Spinnaker Division 2 Tide Up, Barry Smith’s Noelex, was fast at the Committee Boat end. Peter McKenzie’s Le Rossignol, while deep at the start and 30 seconds back, carved through the fleet going uphill.

Russell McLaughlin’s Freya was very quick off the line at the Cruising Non Spinnaker start. Peter Cox’s Valhalla was well back.

Graeme Etherton’s The Boat won the Multihull start by ten seconds.

At Orchard Rocks Brennan O’Dempsey’s Armadeus had made big gains on the inside close to Magnetic Island but delayed her spinnaker hoist, whereas Biddy Hu II hoisted her Living Doll kite and accelerated away.

The Boat led the multihulls at Orchard with Mc Moggy a close second. Neither of them was fast to hoist and Intrigue came from 600 metres astern to hit the lead.

In the Grand Prix IRC Racing Division it was a strong display from the former Mooloolaba Yacht Club Commodore Bob ‘ Sir Robbo’ Robertson, racing his finely tuned Beneteau First 40 Lunchtime Legend. With Adam Brown calling tactics, Robertson took three wins from three races and the Lunchtime Legends are going to be hard to beat.

The veteran Robertson has been on the national circuit since the 1970s and with a good team around him and with the boat in great shape, he was an impressive second at the recent Airlie Beach Race Week and the form has continued this week. With some short course work under his crew’s belts, Robbo is next taking Lunchtime Legend down to Sydney for all the lead up regattas to the Hobart race.

In the first race today Lunchtime Legend was second across the line behind Wayne Millar’s Zoe but the big winner on handicap. Her sister ship Tony Ross’ Beneteau First 40 Black Label was second and Leon Thomas’ Sydney 38 Guilty Pleasures IV third.

In the second race Guilty Pleasures took line honour from Townsville’s Zoe, who was just twelve seconds behind. Lunchtime Legend again took the handicap win, with Guilty Pleasures IV second and Black Label third.
Lunchtime Legend leads the IRC Racing Division, with Tony Ross’ Black Label second and Jason Close’s White Noise from Victoria third.


It’s been very close racing in the IRC fleet and while the Lunchtime Legend has the results, anything could have happened out on the course today.

The second race was a perfect example.

Black Label again had a good start on the pin and Lunchtime Legend was forced away. Black Label held the advantage over Lunchtime Legend at the top mark, but the Legends crew picked the shifts and she led her sister ship. Ahead of them Guilty Pleasures IV led at the top mark and extended over Zoe with better crew work but behind them the two Beneteau closed up and Lunchtime Legend won her third race.

Dockside ‘Sir Robbo’ commented ‘It’s been hard racing, much closer than the results show. Our crew work has been steadily improving and that has helped us and we are definitely going the right way on the race track. But there is a fair way to go in this regatta yet. ‘

In race one of the day for the Performance Racing Division Geoff Lavis’ Inglis/Murray 50 UBS Wild Thing was once again the easy line honours winner but it was ‘Goliath and David’ on handicap with the smallest boat in the fleet, Dennis Coleman’s Boatspeed 23 Diva tied on corrected time with Gary Davidson’s Clipper of Capricorn. Peter Boxall’s Amaya II was third, while on handicap UBS Wild Thing was buried back in eleventh.

UBS Wild Thing took line honours again in the second race. Peter Robin’s Farr 1104 Akarana took handicap honours with Tony Muller’s Broadsword and Ron Knott’s Farr 11.6 Dusty Muzzle filling the minor placings. Overall after three races, Dusty Muzzle leads from Peter Boxall’s Amaya II with Mike Steel’s Boadicea third.

In Cruising with Spinnaker Division 1 David Redfern’s Catalina 350 Mista Gybe was the line honours winner. Brennan O’Dempsey’s Bavaria 44 Amadeus won on handicap from Redline 1 (Mark Burton and Geoff Adams) and Pacific Phoenix (Alan Sneddon). Overall, the leader in Cruising with Spinnaker Division 1 is Mark Burton and Geoff Adams Redline 1 from Mista Gybe. Biddy Hu 11 (Paul Lindemann) is third.


In Cruising with Spinnaker Division 2 Peter McKenzie’s Le Rossignol, a Ross 7.8mod, won both the line and handicap honours. Le Rossignol had an ordinary start today, but made every post a winner on the upwind legs for an impressive double victory. Tide Up (Barry Smith) was second on handicap and Librian (Stanley Barnes) third.
Overall results for Cruising with Spinnaker racing class division two was Peter McKenzie’s Le Rossignol a Ross 7.8mod with handicaps of one and one. Barry Smith’s Tide Up was second with two and four and Stanley Barnes’ Librian third with three and three.

Cruising Non Spinnaker division line honours went to Andrew Burford’s Tucana. Handicap honours went to Murray Mackay’s Tradition (Hans Christian 41t) from Tucana (Andrew Burford) and Last Tango (Colin White).
Overall leader of the Cruising Non Spinnaker Division is Murray Mackay’s Tradition, from Tucana and Freya (Russell McLaughlin).

Peter Hackett’s Intrigue, a Corsair 27, again took the Multihull line honours. After a good sail today Graeme Etherton’s The Boat, took the handicap win from Intrigue and Mc Moggy (Alasdair Noble).

[Sorry, this content could not be displayed]






Tomorrow Sunday 2 September is the lay day for all classes except for IRC and Performance Racing classes, wo will be sailing windward leewards and racing continues on Monday and continues through until Tuesday 4 September.

For more information please visit the 2012 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week website www.magneticislandraceweek.com.au

X-Yachts AUS X4 - 660 - 1Mondo Travel - Americas Cup Tour 13855Zhik Yachting 660x82

Related Articles

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2015 – winners announced
Winners of the six divisions contesting the ninth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week have been decided today. Winners of the six divisions contesting the ninth annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week have been decided today at the completion of a challenging Cleveland Bay triangle course. It was a tough final race where all crew couldn’t have sailed any better. Each division had its top place on the line as there was no drop allowed in the point score. Anything could have happened, and did some divisions
Posted on 1 Sep 2015
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2015 – winners announced
Winners of the six divisions contesting the ninth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week have been decided today. Winners of the six divisions contesting the ninth annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week have been decided today at the completion of a challenging Cleveland Bay triangle course. It was a tough final race where all crew couldn’t have sailed any better. Each division had its top place on the line as there was no drop allowed in the point score. Anything could have happened, and did some divisions
Posted on 1 Sep 2015
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2015 – Final day looms large
Today is final race day for SeaLink Magnetic Island Race and door is open in all divisions for changes to the podium Today is the final race day for the ninth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week and the door is open in all divisions for changes to the podium places.
Posted on 1 Sep 2015
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2015 – Final day looms large
Today is final race day for SeaLink Magnetic Island Race and door is open in all divisions for changes to the podium Today is the final race day for the ninth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week and the door is open in all divisions for changes to the podium places.
Posted on 1 Sep 2015
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Sorensen’s perfect performance
Peter Sorensen’s The Philosopher’s Club performance today has kept them in the IRC and PHS lead on the penultimate day. Peter Sorensen’s The Philosopher’s Club performance today has kept them in the IRC and PHS lead on the penultimate day. On the other side of Cleveland Bay the cruising and multihull divisions contested a triangle course.
Posted on 31 Aug 2015
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week - Sorensen’s perfect performance
Peter Sorensen’s The Philosopher’s Club performance today has kept them in the IRC and PHS lead on the penultimate day. Peter Sorensen’s The Philosopher’s Club performance today has kept them in the IRC and PHS lead on the penultimate day. On the other side of Cleveland Bay the cruising and multihull divisions contested a triangle course.
Posted on 31 Aug 2015
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2015 – penultimate day awaits
The 60-boat fleet are back on the water this morning for the penultimate day of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The 60-boat fleet are back on the water this morning for the penultimate day of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The multihulls and cruising boats are expected to head out on a 14 mile Cleveland Bay triangle course while the combined IRC and PHS divisions will be completing two windward/leeward races.
Posted on 31 Aug 2015
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2015 – penultimate day awaits
The 60-boat fleet are back on the water this morning for the penultimate day of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The 60-boat fleet are back on the water this morning for the penultimate day of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. The multihulls and cruising boats are expected to head out on a 14 mile Cleveland Bay triangle course while the combined IRC and PHS divisions will be completing two windward/leeward races.
Posted on 31 Aug 2015
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2015 – Sorensen’s Club leads
Peter Sorensen's The Philosopher’s Club have cause for big celebrations today after winning on Race 3's IRC and PHS. Peter Sorensen and his The Philosopher’s Club have cause for big celebrations today after winning on both IRC and PHS, Race 3 of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. That win has also moved the Sydney team up to first overall in both divisions, for now. It’s an exceptional achievement for his team. They started today’s race in less than brilliant form.
Posted on 30 Aug 2015
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2015 – Sorensen’s Club leads
Peter Sorensen's The Philosopher’s Club have cause for big celebrations today after winning on Race 3's IRC and PHS. Peter Sorensen and his The Philosopher’s Club have cause for big celebrations today after winning on both IRC and PHS, Race 3 of the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. That win has also moved the Sydney team up to first overall in both divisions, for now. It’s an exceptional achievement for his team. They started today’s race in less than brilliant form.
Posted on 30 Aug 2015