sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Sail Port Stephens 2013 - Hottest fleet ever for Elliott 7 Nationals
Sail Port Stephens 2013 - Hottest fleet ever for Elliott 7 Nationals


'Last years top four rounding in order - P-plater, Evergreen, Taking Back Sunday and Woof'    Jim Walsh    Click Here to view large photo

Australian Elliott 7 Championship 2013 - The hottest fleet ever has entered for this year's Elliott 7 Nationals which is being held in conjunction with Sail Port Stephens 2013. A fleet of 14 boats are looking forward to three days of intense competition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the waters of Salamander Bay, Port Stephens.

The predicted wind forecast has the fleet of 14 warming up with a solid 25 knots on Friday, followed by 20 knots on Saturday and closing with a gentle 15 knots on the deciding races on Sunday.

The defending Champion Aaron Terry has got most of the the same team as last year which dominated the light air regatta when he won every heat however he has himself to blame for losing his wife Kate off the team as she is six months pregnant.

Terry is admitted being nervous about Matt (Pillow) Owen making a comeback 'Pillow always seems to be fast' said Terry ' And he knows these boats backwards'.

However Owen has been talking himself down since selling his boat to concentrate on his Flying 15 campaigns and continuing to build the highly recognised sailing programs at the Canberra Yacht Club which go all the way from Tackers through to Adults.

Owen commented 'I'm not used to these new square top mainsails but I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone as much as I am to the competition on the water'

Veteran Hobart competitor Mike Green and 2011 Australian Champion is always a threat and did show some good form at the recent sports boat regatta at Pittwater including a beautiful Chinese gybe in 25 knots that put the mast tip underwater. He will be looking forward with glee at the current forecast.

After missing last year due to a family trip around Australia, Andrew and Carmen in the Barney Army are keen to improve on their last effort where they lost to Greenie on a countback.

Chartering boats is common in the class and again sailmaker Andrew Chapman has chartered Taking Back Sunday in which he finished third after fitting it out with a full set of gear.

There is also a team from WA coming over sailing Dan Jack's 'Me Off' from QLD. The team sail on several competing Elliotts out of Nedlands Yacht Club in Perth and team captain Ric Fairey said 'It is exciting to come all this way to compete and thanks to Jason 'Goggles' Rocket who is towing the boat down for us'

With a class dinner for over 80 on Friday night at the Soldiers Point Bowling Club and considering the forecast for a strong day on the water it should be an night full of tall stories and tired bowmen.

Jim Walsh from the Elliott 7 Class association added ´We are very pleased to be run ning our second National titles at Sail Port Stephens and to have such a solid fleet here. The class has maintained its good numbers over the past 10 years due to the tireless work of the Association. Most notably Neil Primrose who has been instrumental in providing clear guidance to the members and good governance.'

The association website can be found at http://www.elliott7.com.au/

Sail Port Stephens 2013


by Sail Port Stephens media

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108506

3:27 PM Wed 17 Apr 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 Sail Port Stephens
2013 Sail Port Stephens Media Centre

Related News Stories:

18 Apr 2013  Sail Port Stephens Commodores Cup – a family affair
17 Apr 2013  Sail Port Stephens Commodores Cup Day 3 - Images by Teri Dodds
17 Apr 2013  Sail Port Stephens 2013 Day 3 - Commodores Cup - Big D's secret ritual
16 Apr 2013  Sail Port Stephens Commodores Cup Day 2 - Gold Medal Dads
15 Apr 2013  Newcastle to Port Stephens Yacht Race - Emphatic win for Iota
15 Apr 2013  Commodores Cup brings family sailing to Port Stephens
10 Apr 2013  Sail Port Stephens 2013 entries flooding in
06 Apr 2013  Sail Port Stephens 2013 - Going from strength to strength
30 Mar 2013  Sportsboats set for Sail Port Stephens 2013
07 Mar 2013  Junior sailing – Onwards and upwards on Port Stephens
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,






































Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie by Canadian International Soling Association,
























ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander: The overall results +Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Four champions crowned as racing wraps up
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - USA finishes Top-10 in 4 classes
Outteridge and Jensen – What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott wins Gold
Santander Worlds - 49ers Burling and Tuke clear ahead
ISAF Sailing Worlds – Live broadcast - Medal races
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5
WMRT Chicago Match Cup 2014 – GAC Pindar through to the semi-finals
Bart’s Bash 2014 at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Victoria Harbour
Bart's Bash: First event in at Wakatere in New Zealand
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander 2014 - AUS Laser and 470 Medals + video
2014 Patriot Regatta - U.S. Coast Guard team wins
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 9 highlights
2014 Etchells North American Championship – Day 2
Chicago Match Cup - Top four tour teams tackle tomorrow in semi-finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 49er and Nacra 17 world titles claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Caleb Paine through to Finn medal race + video
ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo   
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day   
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights   
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off   
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1   
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight   
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT