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sail-world.com -- Local sailor advantage at the 2012 Pacer Nationals?

Local sailor advantage at the 2012 Pacer Nationals?    
Sun, 30 Dec 2012

The Pacer Nationals being held at McCrae Yacht Club are shaping up to be a close battle. After the first three races, local sailors Alan and Nathan Riley are sitting in first position but on equal points with Phil 'Pencil' Chadwick and Jack Chadwick from Black Rock Yacht Club. McCrae Yacht Club members Murray and Liam O’Brien are in third just four points behind the leaders. Can the McCrae sailors use their local knowledge to beat the legendary Phil Chadwick who has won the Nationals the last two years?

Making the move from International 14’s to Pacers has brought a different perspective to regattas for Chadwick as he sails with both his son and daughter, although this time Bridget is sailing as crew for Molly Ford in the green fleet. Indeed many crews in the Nationals have a parent as skipper and sons, daughters, nephews, and nieces as crew providing a great family sailing experience.

The fleet sailed two short races in the morning and a longer race in the afternoon, with just 10 points separating the first five boats at the end of the day.

Racing continues tomorrow with warning signal at 2pm.

Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Entries: 35, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Fleet

Division

Boat

Class

SailNo

Club

HelmName

CrewName

R1

R2

R3

Nett

1st

Open

Spinnaker

Amen

PACER

2847

McCrae YC

Alan Riley

Nathan Riley

3.0

1.0

1.0

5.0

2nd

Open

Spinnaker

Chaddywagon

PACER

2733

Black Rock YC

Phil Chadwick

Jack Chadwick

1.0

2.0

2.0

5.0

3rd

Open

Spinnaker

Pocket Rocket

PACER

2941

McCrae YC

Murray O'Brien

Liam O'Brien

2.0

4.0

3.0

9.0

4th

Open

Spinnaker

Hi Steppen

PACER

2806

Safety Beach SC

Campbell Martin

Elaine Martin

5.0

3.0

4.0

12.0

5th

Open

Spinnaker

Bebop

PACER

3011

Beaumaris YC

Peter Kemp

Lauren Kemp

4.0

6.0

5.0

15.0

6th

Open

Non Spinnaker

Nek Minnit

PACER

2555

Christies SC

Chris Dean

Ella Dean

6.0

7.0

7.0

20.0

7th

Open

Spinnaker

Sharpshooter II

PACER

2460

McCrae YC

Brody Riley

Corey Riley

9.0

5.0

11.0

25.0

8th

Open

Non Spinnaker

Full results

www.mccraeyc.com.au

by Jane Moffat






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