Please select your home edition
Edition
Ensign 728

Zhik Australian Championships at Royal Brighton YC - Day 2

by David Staley on 31 Dec 2013
Zhik 2013-14 Australian Championships David Price
On day two of the Zhik 2013-14 Australian Championships a sunny day with moderate breezes greeted the fleets of 29ers and 49ers / FX sailing on separate race courses at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. The southerly breeze oscillated through 30 degrees most of the day, varied between 8 to 15 knots.

Today was the first racing for the 29er and 49er FX classes on the southern course. Event PRO and 49er course Race Officer Peter Moor and his race management team of RBYC and Victorian Class Association volunteers delivered five races this afternoon with mostly clean starts.

Steven Thomas and Jasper Warren (WA) from Royal Perth Yacht Club have a four point break and secured their place at the top of the 49ers with a win in the final race of the day. Will Phillips and Rhys Mara (VIC) were looking well placed after their fourth race, but a ninth in race five pushed them back two points behind David Gilmour and Sam Phillips (WA).


Olivia Price and Eliza Solly (NSW/VIC) are so far without a race win, but placed consistently well to build a four point lead. Tessa Parkinson and Chelsea Hall (WA) are next, leading Harry Price and Angus Williams (NSW) by two points. Each these teams had two race wins today.

On the 29er course, four races were sailed. With 55 boats pushing the line for every start, there were a number of general recalls and most races were eventually started under a black flag.


Charlie Wyatt and Tom Siganto (QLD) hold the most slender of leads after day two – on equal points with a tie-break from Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton (NSW). Jim Colley and Shaun O’Connor (NSW) retain third overall and are within two points of the other teams. The top three crews have built an impressive gap over the rest of the fleet. James McLennan and Tom Trotman remained the best of the rest.

The Zhik 2013-14 Australian 9er Championships continue until Friday January 3.

Event website: click here

Safety at Sea - Baltic - 1InSunSport - NZBarz Optics - San Juan Worlds Best Eyewear

Related Articles

'The best day of my life' - Auckland On the Boat Show - Day 3
Despite the forecast of dicey weather, visitors to the Auckland On the Water Boat Show were rewarded with a good day Despite a less than optimist forecast of more inclement weather, visitors to the Auckland On the Water Boat Show were rewarded with a good day to be at the Show – overcast skies, but no rain and plenty to see and do. Held for the first time in the school holidays, the kids – who get free entry – had a great day.
Posted today at 4:55 am
Auckland on the Water Boat Show - Showers don't deter crowds on Day 2
A tsunami of boating fans of all persuasions swept through the gates of the Auckland On the Water Boat Show this morning A tsunami of boating fans of all persuasions swept through the gates of the Auckland On the Water Boat Show when they opened this morning. Whether it was a result of the morning weather forecast or Friday was just a convenient day - who knows?
Posted on 30 Sep
Auckland On the Water Boat Show opens full of the Joys of Spring
The Auckland On the Water Boat Show enjoyed a beautiful Spring day for its opening. Despite the inclement weather that has been the New Zealand's daily fare for too long, the Auckland On the Water Boat Show enjoyed a beautiful Spring day for its opening. Today was the first of the four-day show and is also the first time that the Show has been held in the school holidays.
Posted on 29 Sep
America's Cup - TechTuesday - Data drives athlete performance
Gathering real-time data isn’t just important for our Americas Cup racing catamarans, but our athletes as well. Gathering real-time data isn’t just important for our Americas Cup racing catamarans, but our athletes as well. Find out from Oracle Team USA physical performance manager Craig McFarlane how the team are using Zephyr Performance Systems to monitor athletes on the water and in the gym.
Posted on 28 Sep
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ gaining speed on the water + Video
There has been one predominant focus at Emirates Team NZ this past couple of months - gaining speed on the water There has been one predominant focus at Emirates Team New Zealand this past couple of months - gaining speed on the water. The team has been lying low, quietly chipping away and making gains on the water on their first in house designed and built AC45 test boat.
Posted on 28 Sep
Plenty to see at Auckland On Water Boat Show 2016 - Opens Thursday
At 10am on September 29, 2016, the four-day Auckland On Water Boat Show opens its doors at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour At 10am on this Thursday - September 29, 2016, the four-day Auckland On Water Boat Show opens its doors. With over 180 exhibitors, the show encompasses a huge range of yachts, launches, powerboats, dinghies, tenders, jet-skis, paddle boards, kayaks and other watercraft, as well as offering marine services, marina sales, marine engines and electronics, and diverse chandlery and fishing products.
Posted on 27 Sep
RS Aerocup - Another magic day at Lake Garda - Day 2
Per Christian continued his domination with a string of firsts showing magical downwind speed through the waves. Per Christian of Norway continued his domination with a string of firsts showing magical downwind speed through the waves.
Posted on 25 Sep
Southern Spars en route to Monaco – Stand QSE2
It’s been another big year for the NZ based company, there's lots of exciting things to talk about the Monaco Yacht Show It’s been another big year for the New Zealand based company, giving us lots of exciting things to talk about at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show like our two big projects Adix and Aquijo. Adix, the three-masted 65-metre Dykstra schooner, has been transformed by a rig refit by Southern Spars and Future Fibres.
Posted on 22 Sep
America's Cup - Ken Read reflects on the recent World Series - Toulon
Commentator Ken Read on the recently completed round of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Toulon, France. North Sails President, Ken Read, doubles as a live commentator for the official TV feed from the America's Cup World Series. Here's his thoughts, from his blog on the North Sails website on the recently completed round of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Toulon, France. Read also looks ahead to the final round of the America's Cup World Series is Fukuoka, Japan and the strategies
Posted on 22 Sep
North Sails pays tribute to former owner Terry Kohler
Terry Kohler’s vision, leadership, and generosity will be felt within North Sails, and the sport for many years to come The North Sails Group is deeply saddened by the passing of Terry Kohler, owner of North Sails from 1984-2014. North Sails and all of its employees around the world would like to pass their condolences to the family Terry leaves behind, especially his wife Mary. Terry Kohler’s vision, leadership, and generosity will be felt within North Sails, and the sport for many years to come.
Posted on 22 Sep