Australian Moth Championship - Crash and Burn, gusty action at Wangi

Emmett Lazich - 2013 Australian Moth Championship
Danny Winter
Today, day four of the 2013 Australian Moth Championship, was used for re-sails, as Tuesday was cancelled. The racing started in a gusty 10-14 knot easterly which tended to have constant swings of five to ten degrees.

The sailors were again a little too keen at the first start resulting in a general recall, however they all got away cleanly in the re-start. James Doran and A-Mac (Andrew McDougall) seemed to have mastered running down the line on the course side and dipping back just as the gun goes to hit the line at full speed, however the Moth Squad boys still had their measure with Kiwi Pete (Burling) in first, followed by Joe Turner in second and Slingers (Tom Slingsby) third with Goobs (Iain Jensen) seventh and Nath (Nathan Outteridge) ninth.


The second race of the day started in similar conditions, however this time it was Tom Slingsby’s turn to grab a win, followed by Josh McKnight, Pete Burling and Goobs fourth. The third race of the day saw Nathan Outteridge miss the start by nearly four minutes, after going to the shore for makeshift repairs. He was never going to catch the leaders however did catch quite a few boats and finished 23rd. Once again Kiwi Pete dominated winning the race from Joe Turner, Scott Babbage and Dave Lister.

2013 Moth Australian Championships

As the forecast for Saturday was looking very suspect, with very light shifty winds, and as the conditions were still quite reasonable, the race committee decided to run a fourth race, much to the dismay of some of the tired sailors.

Once again Pete Burling took control winning his third race for the day. Pete just looked so relaxed in his boat and had speed to burn. One person commented that he reminded him of the cartoon character Gumby when he tacked and gybed, slithering under the boom, but obviously it works for Pete.

Second in the race was Josh, followed by Goobs and Dave Lister. A notable retiree was Joe Turner, who I am told did not wish to miss happy hour at the club.

Peter Burling, was very impressive today. He said ‘The first race I got a really good start off the boat and done some right pressure and just led the whole way and just kept it pretty simple and managed to hold off Scottie and then in the second race I think it was pretty similar. Looking forward to another good day tomorrow.

A disappointed Nathan Outteridge commented ‘I had a bit of an issue today. In the first race, I broke the rear wing bar and it took a while to get it fixed so I missed all three races today. It is a bit disappointing but we are going to fix it up tonight and get it out there tomorrow and fight another day. ‘

Some laughs as always from Wangi local Jodi Shiels,

‘I had quite a few crashes out there actually. I had one just above the start finish boat. I think it was on the second last leg and I was just coming in to adjust height at the wrong time and cut a bad wave and snapped it right (went in hard) in front of everyone. The bloke that came round behind me was giggling his head off. If I find him he is in big trouble. ‘

After 10 races, with two drops, Pete now leads on 10 points from Scott on 21 points, Josh on 29 points, Dave Lister on 32 points, Joe Turner on 37 points and Tom Slingsby on 44 points. Racing continues on Friday from 1pm.

2013 Moth Australian Championships

2013 Moth Australian Championships

2013 Moth Australian Championships




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Series Results [One Design ET] up to Race 10 (Drops = 2) 
PlaceTiesSail NoBoat NameSkipperFromSers ScoreBow No:R10R9R8R7R6R5R4R3R2R1
1 3961Oh YeahPete BurlingTanranga YC10101131111[5.0] [3.0] 1
2 27Scott BabbageWoollahra212[8.0] 3[5.0] 4422312
3 1Flying TigerJosh McKnightRPA29125263362[7.0] [70.0F]
4 3657Manic 3Dave ListerST George SC3257446564[70.0C]12[11.0] 
5 3678HaylesJoe TurnerWoollahra3714[70.0C]2725556[9.0] 5
6 3964Johnny DramaTom SlingsbyGosford SC4495[13.0] 1329[14.0] 8412
7 3AltitudeRob GoughRYCT473[9.0] 68[12.0] 763764
8 3951PuddlesIain JensenWASC53113947[16.0] 779[11.0] 7
9 8Tas 3Julien SalterRYCT5886[70.0O]98884[15.0] 123
10 5KAAndrew McDougallBRYC795127101010128[13.0] [13.0] 10
11 3656ScalpelLuka DamicST George SC9756[20.0] [32.0] 14119101512818
12 3997G HadNathan OutteridgeWASC1004723119[70.0C][70.0C]33458
13 3717Dripping CarbonJack SherringSouthport112171111171415[26.0] [24.0] 20159
14 3904East Coast MarineScott BeebyNCYC1141822[28.0] 2113111391114[23.0] 
15 3783Peanuts DreamWarren SareWoollahra11916181019[23.0] 1318[20.0] 101714
16 3833Slam AustraliaJames DorronManly 16FT SC126121315231712111025[70.0F][29.0] 
1710.0S3803KajimotoKohei KajimotoBRYC1341510141218[27.0] 2218[22.0] 1921
18 3832Stone CutterLes ThorpeBYRA13432141616[70.0C]1424[34.0] 142115
19 3820HS PlasterboardMatt CrockettB16's13544[25.0] 17[29.0] 21171913181020
20 3957The Spruce GooseTom JohnsonRFBYC14467211213[28.0] 21212723[34.0] 6
21 3707Red BullHirioki GotoHYA146716212619221411[31.0] [32.0] 17
22 3781ImpactWill LoganRYCT147421919221618[23.0] 191618[30.0] 
23 3719OZ SUPPhil KurtsWoollahra1551926222020[26.0] 15121723[31.0] 
24 3934Tack CityJamie WoodsLMYC15834[28.0] 2018221917172124[27.0] 
25 3958YoshiLuke ParkinsonFremantle SC16568158241520[70.0C]292925[32.0] 
26 3637Star ScreamBrent PearsonDPSS KBSC41743717[37.0] 152425162332[70.0O]22
27 3920PurpleBen NewlingWoollahra188202426[30.0] 27242016[35.0] 2724
28 3903XTCJames Owen-SmithDavey's Bay193432327[32.0] [70.0C]312725192813
29 3823MK Building GroupRichard JacksonMt Martha YC194233018[31.0] 253025222420[39.0] 
30 3709DutchyJames VandervortTeralba SC211632924252928[33.0] 30[36.0] 3016
3116.0S3777AudneyBen CrockerWoollahra22151[38.0] 31343123[70.0C]21281637
32 3778Meat AxeAndrew CoxallST George SC2214527252832[37.0] 32[37.0] 302225
33 3905RhapsodyPhil StevensonST George SC242623234[40.0] 3633292633[37.0] 19
34 3827FAFJody ShielsWASC25727[45.0] 3339302934[42.0] 262640
35 363620 Good ReasonsSteven SherringSYS26636354238[70.0C]323028[42.0] 3328
36 3673ColdieRod WinterRMYC2675333303535[45.0] 38[50.0] 343626
37 3779FireFlyChris DixonST George SC272393129272670.0C [70.0C][70.0C]272933
38 3750WMDEmmett LazichWASC277413436333436313637[38.0] [47.0] 
39 3770LadybirdEmma SpiersWoollahra288503635[41.0] 333536[41.0] 383936
40 3316Red Belly Black SnakAlex VandervortTeralba SC311304244[51.0] 47342832[48.0] 4143
41 3956Free BirdBruce CooperBalmoral31664393837383947[70.0C]4335[70.0C]
42 384Pimp MobileMax PuttmanSOPYC3213137394244383735[51.0] [53.0] 49
43 3326Every Dog Has it's DLloyd EdmondsSOPYC3312640414442444139[44.0] 40[51.0] 
44 3976It's Not A ZebraSam PhillipsSOrrento CSC3422244454539[51.0] 35[70.0C]414746
45 3676HairyCam RobinsonWoollahra358.5294340364049.5[70.0C][70.0C]545838
46 3867CamargueDavid RobinsonWoollahra359475150[52.0] 414344444046[55.0] 
47 3807K SanRyan KellyWAllaroo36224474847[55.0] 41394646[70.0C]48
48 3633Let Them Eat CakeRayshelle MartinWoollahra367334643484640464850[54.0] [52.0] 
49 3256Manic 2Jon BranchST George SC396494846435070.0C [70.0C][70.0C]534541
50 3178TeknologikaBruce McLeodST George SC397405347[61.0] 51[70.0C]4038555558
5141.0S3687Flying CircusPhil SmithSOPYC401524152464570.0C [70.0C][70.0C]494454
52 3952Tucker BoxBen TuckerWoollahra401665653[59.0] 564242435851[59.0] 
53 3288BlueGus EkbergBRYC404285251554846[70.0C][70.0C]565244
54 9364Silver ShadowNick BillettRQYS406554949504370.0C [70.0C][70.0C]455050
55 3638CrumpetDavid MartinWoollahra406.53870.0C 70.0C 53.537[70.0C][70.0C]47524235
56 3574KarmaTim Forbes-SmithST George SC412355055495248[70.0C][70.0C]574853
57 3868B-OneRob PearsonYeppoon4194857565754474349[60.0] 56[57.0] 
58 3321IFFIJamie RobertsST George SC4232170.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C [70.0C][70.0C]31393142
59 9336Leyroy JenkinsMark HughesSouthport427.5595454585349.54554[61.0] 60[60.0] 
60 3660InvaderDave HendersonNorthbridge SC449605958[62.0] 58524852[62.0] 6161
61 3998Doink 3James McKenzieBalmoral4525858576057[70.0C]49535959[63.0] 
62 3209CherubKris FayBelmont 16ft459.57070.0C 70.0C 53.54970.0C 70.0C [70.0C][70.0C]4334
63 3313The PenguinScott SharpeSOPYC4611370.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C [70.0C][70.0C]40474945
64 9256SmithIan SimBalmoral4794660596359[70.0C][70.0C]51636262
65 9318Sector 7GBryce O'WoneWASC5086970.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C [70.0C]45[70.0O]5756
66 65TomhamsamHarry MighellSSCBC531655570.0C 5670.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C [70.0F][70.0C]
67 3306PepperedRob GreenDarling Point SS560670.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C [70.0C][70.0C]
67 3570Air CooledTom GrahamToowoomba5606170.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C [70.0C][70.0F]
67 8825Dilli GaffAndrew MorrisCYCA5602570.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C 70.0C [70.0C][70.0F]

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RAF S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)

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