Please select your home edition
Edition
Ancasta Ker 33 728x90

Bay of Fires Channel Race - Obession awarded first place

by Peter Campbell on 12 Oct 2012
Obsession (M45) soon after the start - Hobart’s Channel Race 2012 Rob Cruse
Bay of Fires Channel Race, hosted by Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, was held last Sunday. An amended handicap for David Creese’s new racing yacht Obsession has resulted in the new M.A.T. 1245 IRC cruiser/racer being awarded first place in the Group 1, PHS category with David Taylor’s Pisces now second.

Obsession led the 38 boat fleet all the way in the Channel Race, the first of this season’s Combined Club Long Race Series events, but originally was placed third on corrected time to Pisces, a modified and lengthened Sydney 36. Steve Chau’s Sydney 38, Ciao Baby II, was placed third.

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania today announced new results for the PHS category, Group 1, placing Obsession first, Pisces second and Ciao Baby II third following dismissal of a protest concerning the change in handicaps.

PHS results for Groups 2 and 3 remain unchanged, with the RYCT also announcing the results for the AMS and IRC rated groups of the Long Race Series.

Group 2 winner on PHS was Neil Snare’s Jigsaw while Julius Szlovic’s Tihany won Group 3 and was also first placed yacht overall under PHS scoring.

Pisces, which returned to racing after modifications to her hull and rig over the winter, gave owner David Taylor some compensation by winning Group 1 under AMS ratings and finishing a close second to Dump Truck (Justin Wells) under IRC ratings.

In the AMS category, the RYCT-based Pisces won from Masquerade, skippered by Bellerive Yacht Club member Tony Harman. Third place went to Wings Three (Peter Haros).

In AMS Group 2, Moonshadow (Anthony Ellis) won from Twitch (Clive Anning) and Xcite (Robin White) while Group 3 AMS winner was Kaiulani (Malcolm Cooper).

Rolex Sydney Hobart entrant Dump Truck, a Ker 11.7, won the IRC Group 1 by just 11 seconds on corrected time from Pisces. Another Sydney Hobart entrant, Tony Williams’ Martela, placed third.

Obsession did not fare so well in the rated divisions, placing seventh on corrected time in both the AMS and IRC group fleets.

The Combined Clubs Long Race Series has drawn 52 entries so far, with further entries expected before the second race on Saturday, October 20. A fleet of 38 boats competed in the Channel Race.

A similar fleet has entered for the Combined Clubs Harbour Series which starts tomorrow on the Derwent.
Bakewell-White Yacht DesignWildwind 2016 660x82Zhik Isotak Ocean 660x82

Related Articles

World Sailing News - February 2017 and December 2016
Catch the latest World Sailing month video magazine - February 2017 edition Catch the latest World Sailing month video magazine - February 2017 edition is just out featuring a wrap-up of the main sailing events of the December-January period including Thomas Coville’s new world record; the 2016 AON Youth Worlds; Rolex Sydney Hobart, Vendee Globe updates and a spectacular 49er crash while training in 27kts plus and big seas.
Posted today at 3:07 am
You spin me right round
Vinyl records went the way of the dodo with first CDs, and then now with the likes of MP3 and streaming. Vinyl records went the way of the dodo with first CDs, and then now with the likes of MP3 and streaming. Recently, we have had unbelievable records set by Thomas Coville and then Armel Le Cléac’h. Soon (with over 1200nm in the bank as it were), it would seem to be the turn of the crew on board IDEC Sport for a record after their spin right round, as well. This is quite simply, terrific stuff.
Posted today at 12:56 am
Jules Verne Trophy – IDEC Sport expected in Brest on Thursday
The last few hours in the trade winds acted as a reminder that IDEC Sport needs to be tamed at times. The last few hours in the trade winds acted as a reminder that IDEC Sport needs to be tamed at times to avoid taking risks and suffering damage.
Posted on 22 Jan
Vendée Globe – Slow home run for Beyou
The quiet, still weather and pleasant winter sunshine has brought out huge Sunday crowds to the race village. The quiet, still weather and pleasant winter sunshine has brought out huge Sunday crowds to the race village pontoons at Port Olona, Les Sables d’Olonne.
Posted on 22 Jan
Jules Verne Trophy – Back in the trade winds and they're off again
This morning after 37 days at sea since leaving Brest, the crew on IDEC Sport is back up to steady speeds of 26-28 knots This morning after 37 days at sea since leaving Brest, the crew on IDEC Sport is back up to steady speeds of 26-28 knots.
Posted on 22 Jan
The closest three way battle in the history of Vendee Globe
Off the Cape Verde Islands, Louis Burton has finally got out of the Doldrums after three long days on a very slow course Jean-Pierre Dick, Yann Eliès and Jean Le Cam are engaged in the closest three way battle in the history of the solo round the world race as they pass the Azores archipelago between Graciosa and Florès on the heels of a vigorous depression giving them 30kts southerly winds.
Posted on 22 Jan
Final day at Quantum Key West Race Week with Nic Douglass
Final day at QKWRW did not disappoint. Needless to say, my first trip to Florida is one that will always be remembered. The final day at Quantum Key West Race Week did not disappoint. Needless to say, my first trip to Florida is one that will always be remembered.
Posted on 22 Jan
New record at Mount Gay Round Barbados Race
Andy Budgen sailing Mach 2 foiling Intl Moth Nano Project completed 60nm Mount Gay Round Barbados Race at a record pace Andy Budgen sailing his Mach 2 foiling International Moth Nano Project completed the 60nm Mount Gay Round Barbados Race at a record pace of 4 hours, 23 minutes, 18 seconds, to established the Absolute Foiling Monohull record. He also broke his own personal record time from a few years ago when he sailed his VO70 Monster Project into the record books for the Absolute Monohull Record.
Posted on 22 Jan
Day 77 – Ninety percent of Vendée Globe fleet now back in Atlantic
With Banque Populaire and Hugo Boss tied up to the dock in Les Sables d'Olonne sixteen skippers remain at sea today With Le Cléac'h's Banque Populaire and second-placed Alex Thomson's Hugo Boss tied up to the dock in Les Sables d'Olonne sixteen skippers remain at sea today – and fourteen of them are now in the Atlantic.
Posted on 21 Jan
Vendee Globe - Romain Attansio at the Horn
Romain Attanasio rounded Cape Horn, the third of the legendary capes in the Vendée Globe at 2043hrs UTC on Friday Romain Attanasio (Famille Mary-Étamine du Lys) rounded Cape Horn, the third of the legendary capes in the Vendée Globe at 2043hrs UTC on Friday after 75 days 8 hours and 41 minutes of racing. Only Dutchman Pieter Heerema and Frenchman Sébastien Destremau are still sailing in the Pacific.
Posted on 21 Jan