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sail-world.com -- Cooldown in weather, but no cooling of competition at MG14 Nationals

Cooldown in weather, but no cooling of competition at MG14 Nationals    
Thu, 10 Jan 2013

The Zhik MG14 National Titles continued today at Port Stephens, in conditions dramatically contrasting to the past few days.

A gusty 10-22kt Southerly dropped the temperatures and provided challenging and shifty conditions - but failed to stop Chris Eddes and Nigel Blatchford sailing 'Einhorn', from successfully completing their fourth win of the regatta.


Challenged strongly, and trailing, Rohan Nosworthy and Sophie Holt sailing 'Into The Mystic', for the majority of the race, Eddes/Blatchford backed their judgment up the last work and hit the left corner to find a 'shift from god' that enabled them to snatch the lead and take them to a narrow victory.

The rest of the fleet was enjoying extremely close competition, with positions swapping regularly and places being fought to the final leg.

With four races remaining for the series, the regatta is far from over, with three boats still vying for the podium.

The 'daily antic' prize provided by Harken was today awarded to a couple of sailors who rigged their kite through their vang, another whose centre case carpet was last seen extending across their hull, and a crew who decided the boom was a good place for their foot... until the boom broke!







Overall Scratch:

Plc

Sail
No

Boat Name
(Boat Type)

Skipper/Crew

From

Race 1
7-Jan

Race 2
7-Jan

Race 3
8-Jan

Race 4
8-Jan

Race 5
9-Jan

Drop

Total

1

407

Einhorn
Tiger

Chris Eddes
Nigel Blatchford

Connells Point

1

1

2

1

1

2

4

2

397

Aqua Pest
Tiger

Drew Van Ryn
Bryce Edwards

Cronulla SC

2

2

1

2

3

3

7

3

411

Into The Mystic
Mystic Moondance

Rohan Nosworthy
Sophie Holt

Queens Lake SC

3

4

3

5

2

5

12

4

405

Vitamin Sea
Aero 11a

Josh Tasker
Ryan Narborough

Cronulla SC

7

3

9

3

5

9

18

5

409

Hullabaloo
Mystic Moondance

Mark Holt
Paddy Holt

Queens Lake SC

4

7

4

6

4

7

18

6

398

Thats Gold
Aero 10

Richard Dodds
Jeremy Dodds

Taree Aquatic

5

6

10

4

6

10

21

7

408

Retro
Aero 10

Greg Roche
Ben Petrisic

Taree Aquatic

8

5

8

8

8

8

29

8

401

Blues Brothers
Tiger

Warren Sykes
Braden Kaul

Queens Lake SC

10

13

5

7

11

13

33

9

371

Foxee
Full results here

by Rohan Nosworthy






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