Sail-World.com  Monday 29 December 2014

Home Graphical | News Text | Powerboat-World | Event Calendar | Cruising Oz | Cruising USA | Cruising Canada | BoatsPlus | MarineBusiness | Cruising Int | SW Aus | Magnetic Is RW | Newsletter Subscription Here | Search Sail-World


sail-world.com -- 12ft Skiff Parramatta River Championship

12ft Skiff Parramatta River Championship    
Wed, 7 Nov 2012

Lincoln Crowne sailed by Jonathon Temple and Richard Jones convincingly won the 12ft Skiff Parramatta River Championship over the weekend. The pair virtually led from start to finish and managed the win despite some late drama caused by gear failure. The win maintains what has been a great start to the season for the veteran crew.

A building North East breeze was forecast and had filter up the river to Abbotsford early, with all boats going for the second rig option.

Garde (Brett Hobson and Damien Vlotman) managed a blinder of a start to lead the fleet early on in the first work. A few tacks later, Lincoln Crowne hit the lead, with Gemmell Sails (Murray Press and Scott Lanham) pulling into second ahead of Garde. Skoll (Peter Polec and Alan Jackson) and Skiff.org.au (Ben Faulkner and Renn Holland).

On the tricky river course, Lincoln Crowne had extended their lead by the top mark with Garde just ahead of Gemmell Sails. Gemmell Sails and Garde traded places on the downwind run, while Lincoln Crowne were able to extend their lead.

The breeze shifted as it built and this allowed Variety (Adam Forbes and Andrew Stevenson) to briefly catch Garde and Gemmell Sails midway down the run. It looked like they were going to take second place before the next crucial gust of wind eluded them.

A scrap was emerging behind the leaders with Vantage Real Estate, Skoll, Variety, skiff.org.au and Arrogant Frog trading gybes down wind.

Garde extended the gap to Gemmell Sails at the bottom mark but some clever tactical decisions up the next work saw Gemmell Sails move to second. Garde made emends on the downwind to jump away from Gemmell Sails again.


Mid race, Lincoln broke their side stay. The rig stayed up thanks to the top stays and lowers, and the crew having to hit the trap at just at the right time. This did allow Garde to close the gap to first place , but Lincoln had enough of a lead to stay at the head of the fleet at the finish.

Skiff.org.au had a great day out, maintaining fourth place for most of the race, but unfortunately losing three places on the last couple of legs as the breeze continued to build. They picked up the Lenore Dempsey Memorial trophy for first on handicap.

by Skiff Ed



Our advertisers are committed to our sport, please support them! (Graphics)
Contact us , ph: +61 2 8006 1873, , fax: +61 2 8076 0459 or complete our feedback form. View our Privacy Policy. Photographs are copyright by law, if you wish to use a photograph from www.sail-world.com, please Contact us. [Go Home(Graphics)]
Make sail-world.com Australia my default page.    Make sail-world.com Cruising International my default page.  Make sail-world.com Cruising Australia my default page.  Make sail-world.com Asia my default page.   Make sail-world.com New Zealand my default page.   Make sail-world.com UK my default page.   Make sail-world.com USA my default page.  


Visit another region : Sail-World Australia    Sail-World Cruising International   Sail-World Cruising Australia   Sail-World Asia   Sail-World New Zealand   Sail-World UK   Sail-World USA  

GME Standard Communications Pty Ltd
Leaders in communications and navigation. Their goal has always been to make products whose innovation, convenience and peace of mind can help improve the lives of their customers.
[More info]
http://www.gme.net.au

VicSail Sydney
Vicsail Sydney Pty Ltd, launched into the Australian sailing fraternity in 1983 and has been sailing strong ever since. At Vicsail, “We Sail the Boats We Sell”.
[More info]
http://www.vicsailsydney.com.au