Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad

Pacer Nationals 2013 - Local sailor advantage pays off

by Jane Moffat on 31 Dec 2012
Murray & Liam O'Brien concentrating hard in Pcoket Rocket Pacer 2941 - Ronstan Pacer Nationals 2012/13 Rhenny Fermor
Pacer Nationals 2013 is starting to shape up as Alan and Nathan Riley 2847 continued to tighten their grip on the top spot with another bullet for 10 points while Murray and Liam O’Brien still placed second on 16 points despite suffering a disappointing fourth place finish in Race 7.

After seven races Alan and Nathan Riley 2847 have started to pull ahead of the rest of the Pacer fleet with another bullet today they are on 10 points, Murray and Liam O’Brien 2941 in second on 16 points the local knowledge is starting to pay off. O’Brien was disappointed with his finish in race 7, he was leading the fleet up the second work when weed caught on his rudder and slowed him and with the fleet closing in on him finished fourth.

With an OCS in race six and a 5.5 in race seven Phil Chadwick’s tip at a hat trick is sipping away he is in fourth on 17.5 points.

Another local crew who are working their way up the leader board are Brody and Cory Riley they are in sixth place on 36 points and are the 1st Junior/Junior crew. The Rileys are a feature of the Pacer Nationals Corey and Brody are nephews of Alan, their father Graham is sailing with his nephew Jarrod and niece Ellie Riley is sailing with Matlida Hiscock.

Racing continues on Wednesday and Thursday with three long races over the two days.
Sailutions - SeldenSailInSunSport - NZPantaenius - Worldwide Support

Related Articles

LVACWS Portsmouth 2016 – standing room only.
There are no half measures where English weather is concerned. There are no half measures where English weather is concerned. Happily, that means that when it’s good it very, very good. Blue skies, sunshine, 23 deg C, clean air, and the whole place looks as if has put on a party frock and got lit up. Wonderful.
Posted today at 7:41 pm
America’s Cup World Series 2016 – More Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images from race day one Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images from race day one
Posted today at 6:59 pm
America’s Cup World Series 2016 – Race Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images from race day one Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images from race day one
Posted today at 6:50 pm
America’s Cup World Series – Sir Ben jumps into the lead in Portsmouth
Hot, sunny conditions and thousands of fans lining the Portsmouth seafront was the backdrop to crowd-pleasing action. The home team, Land Rover BAR, led by skipper Sir Ben Ainslie, recovered from a poor first race result to win the second two contests and complete the day at the top of the leaderboard, much to the delight of the tens of thousands of cheering fans lining the shorefront.
Posted today at 6:30 pm
LV America's Cup World Series 2016 – Poised to pounce for Super Sunday
Oracle Team USA showed determination and fightback in claiming two second place finishes from the first two races Unfortunately, in the third race, the team was pushed right to the back of the pack and couldn't recover. The results leave the team on equal points for third place with SoftBank Team Japan, just three points behind the leaders, Land Rover BAR and Groupama Team France.
Posted today at 6:12 pm
America’s Cup World Series 2016 – More action images by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images
Posted today at 6:05 pm
America’s Cup World Series 2016 – Some action images by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images
Posted today at 5:53 pm
Bumper action on Day 1 of Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series
Feedback from teams put this down to a tight start line, tidal influence and the constantly shifting breeze to the right Feedback from all of the teams put this down to a tight start line, tidal influence and the constantly shifting breeze to the right resulting in 'bumper car' action that kept spectators on their toes, wondering what was going to happen next.
Posted today at 5:18 pm
ORC World Championship 2016 – Final race action shots by Max Ranchi
Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from final race Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from final race
Posted today at 4:27 pm
Governor's Cup – Tough fight on Day 3
Racing began at noon with lighter winds and warmer weather with temperatures in the high 80’s. 2016 Governor's Cup - Racing began at noon with lighter winds and warmer weather with temperatures in the high 80’s. As the day went on, there were big swells. There was a warning that life guards were tracking a ten foot Great White Shark in the vicinity of the weather mark. However, it was not seen again throughout the day.
Posted today at 5:34 am