sail-world.com -- Zippier takes out the Sports Boats NSW State Titles
Zippier takes out the Sports Boats NSW State Titles
Mon, 25 Feb 2013
The 2013 Australian Sports Boat Association (ASBA) NSW Titles have been run and won over the RMYC Toronto course with Sydney boat Zippier (Andrew Waugh) getting its name on the perpetual trophy and also collecting the winning Gill jacket in Division One.
The weather system moving through the mid north coast on Friday and Saturday didn’t help matters with racing abandoned on Saturday due to strong winds. The challenge then became to get as many races in as possible on the Sunday and still allow time for crews from VIC and QLD to get on the road home. In the end 5 races where completed with all races to count. A great effort from the volunteers at the host club RMYC.
Raptor (Mark Buchbach) travelled down from Brisbane for the weekend and pushed Zippier all the way to finish third overall and winner of Division Two. Mark Griffiths (Circus School), doing his second SMS event, finished second overall and second in Division Two.
Race three saw a massive wind shift shorten the course and bring the fleet down to the finish and it was this race that impacted on the results most of all. Zippier however was the most consistent crew over the weekend, never finishing worse than fifth and topping it all off with a win in the last race.
With a diverse fleet, ASBA has made the decision to run two divisions within the fleet as well as overall honours at it’s events – this way we can hand out more 3 Oceans Wine and Gill clothing. The division split is based around a boats displacement to sail area ratio. It allows like boats to race one another and also compete as a whole to be the overall winner.
The top three in Division One was filled by the crew on the Melges 24 Watch Me (Matt Bonser) doing their first ASBA event in their new boat and the T7 Zip (Michael Tarrant), also doing his first ASBA/SMS event.
Rounding out the top three in Division Two was the hometown crew on Stealthy (Bob Cowan).
Sports Boat Month continues this weekend, but on the opposite side of the country, with the ASBA West Australian State Titles in Mandurah. The fleet is building and crews are gearing up for a great event and a massive night at Hogs Breath Cafe after racing.
Victorian State Titles are next at RBYC over the weekend of 23-24 March and then the big one – ASBA National Titles at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria over the Easter weekend
Ensign Ship Brokers
Ensign Ship Brokers was established in 1980 and has spent the last 28 years expanding our marine knowledge and developing our reputation! We strive to provide the very best service! [More info]
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]
Hamilton Island Luxury Accommodation
Full range of private apartments, villas and houses on Hamilton Island. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 bedroom options available. All include buggy and island airport or marina transfers. [More info]
Multihull Solutions is Australia and New Zealand’s premier offshore and cruising catamaran and trimaran specialist, offering sales and servicing of the world’s finest multihull brands.
Navionics is proud of its superb cartographic database comprising more than 25,000 charts and port plans; the largest privately owned database of its kind, the only one using full seamless technology [More info]
OziOpti is all about 'getting kids in boats' and the Australian company supporting the introduction to of the world’s most popular junior sailing yacht, the 'International Optimist Dinghy' [More info]
Performance Sailcraft Australia (Asia Pacific)
Laser builder Performance Sailcraft Australia has taken on the successful RS Sailboat range from Britain, and is now licensed to build and distribute all of the RS range in the Asia Pacific region. [More info]
Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week
Entries for the fourth annual Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week have opened! 4 days of racing, 5 days of fun – that is what you can look forward to from 3-7 September at Magnetic Island. [More info]
Sydney International Boat Show
The 40th Sydney International Boat Show
will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre & Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour, Sydney Australia
Ullman Sails Australia
The Ullman Sails Australia team provides service to customers all over Australia with four main locations in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and the Whitsundays. [More info]
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]