Tight racing in light airs, Heat 3 - 12ft Skiff Interdominion Selection Trials
The 2010 Interdominions 12' Skiff Championships are being held at the Auckland Sailing Club, Okahu Bay, Auckland from 9 - 17 January 2010. This is the major regatta for the class and is hosted in alternate years between Australia and New Zealand.
On Day one Dimension Polyant (Nick Press) took out race 1, leading almost from start to finish, in a 18 knots SouthWesterly.
Nice Action Too (Hamish Hey) got out to an early lead at the first mark rounding, before capsizing down the spinnaker run. Dimension Polyant took over the lead and held off another late charge from Nice Action Too, who finished second, Frankinskiff (Tim Bartlett) finished third.
The New Zealand team won the day, 110pts to 180pts.
1st - Dimension Polyant (Aust)
2nd - Nice Action Too
3rd - Frankinskiff
4th - As Good As It Gets
5th - Dimension Polyant (NZ)
6th - Garde
7th - Design Source
8th - Nuplex
9th - Gemmell Sails
10th - Little Bus
11th - Exonet
12th - Thistle Hill
13th - Andrew Short Marine
The 2010 interdominion marks the 50th Anniversary of the event.
The 12ft skiff is a development class sailed in New Zealand and Australia (New South Wales and Queensland).