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Race start - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - An easy day with plenty of sunshine and light winds opened the racing program at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.

Elena Nova - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014

For three of the crew from Craig Neill’s Judel Vrolijk 42 Elena Nova from Middle Harbour Yacht Club, it was particularly slow and tiring Lindeman Island race given they had spent all night in a hire car.

Three planes full of sailors attempted to land at the Island yesterday afternoon but due to poor visibility with the cloud cover and fog, the pilots were forced back to the mainland.

Elena Nova’s tactician David Burt said, 'We circled around the island 10 times or so then were told we were heading back to Brisbane'.

Not dissuaded by the setback Burt and two others from the boat hired a car and drove all night, 1,200kms, to Shute Harbour and made the 7am ferry this morning. Other crew went to extraordinary efforts to make today’s first race, Sunday August 17, 2014.

Elena Nova is in division two of the new combined IRC fleet, a move by the race committee that Burt supports, 'It’s a smart move, we’ll have better racing all-round'.

Phillip Turner's racer chaser Alive - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014

Phillip Turner’s Reichel Pugh designed 66-footer Alive, one of a handful of Tasmanian entries, challenged the unbroken line honours record at Race Week held by Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI in the 23.5 nautical mile Lindeman race.

Alive crossed ahead of the supermaxi a number of times but wasn’t able to hang on to the high-speed greyhound over the distance. Bob Oatley, Wild Oats’ owner and the patriarch of Oatley family who are the custodians of Hamilton Island, was onboard his champion and 'in his element' according to the boat manager John Hildebrand.

Alive’s crew was declared provisional IRC division one handicap winners, the only results available at the time of print. Helmsman Matt Chew, a two time Etchells Australasian Championship winning skipper, said, 'The boat loves the light air. We are focused on winning the light air races this week, then trying to hang on in the heavier breeze.'

MC38s day one - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014

Seven MC38 owners began their quest today to name a new Australian champion. The fleet caught a lovely late afternoon NE breeze, John Bacon’s Dark Star the first of the one-design fleet to take advantage.

The 80 foot three-time line honours winning maxi called Maxi Ragamuffin and now owned by Keith Batt, celebrated its first race in 21 years having come out of charter work. Full story to come.

The Lindeman Island race kick-started Audi Hamilton Island Race Week’s six day on-water program. The bumper fleet of 182 yachts of all sizes and from all eras peeled off from the eastern starting area in five minute intervals starting at 10.30am with every intention of completing the full set course.

Given the gentle conditions the race committee wisely shortened all divisions bar IRC division A, to bring the fleet back at a reasonable time, and finished them at four different finish lines around Hamilton Island. Despite the shortened courses a number of crews opted to retire from racing.

The morning cool light SE wind shut down completely at one point and never made it over seven knots until a new north east breeze late this afternoon took the wind reading up to double figures, 10 knots.

Tomorrow’s forecast is for sun and SW-S winds at 12-16kts becoming SE-NE at 5-10kts during the afternoon.

Whale near the fleet - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014


Results Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club PROVISIONAL RESULTS Updated:  17/08/2014  19:22:03
Series Results [IRC Div1] up to Race 1
PlaceTiesBoat NameSail NumSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1 ALIVE52566Phillip Turner1.01.0
2 WILD OATS XIAUS10001Mark Richards2.02.0
3 TEAM BEAU GESTEIVB1997Karl Kwok3.03.0
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)IRC Div 2 Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht ClubPROVISIONAL RESULTSUpdated:  17/08/2014  19:37:09Series Results [IRC Div2] up to Race 1
PlaceTiesBoat NameSail NumSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1 SECRET MENS BUSINESSUSA403Geoff Boettcher1.01.0
2 JAZZ PLAYER-TPFS390Andrew Lawrence2.02.0
3 FORTY8001Stephen Barlow3.03.0
4 EAGLE ROCK7744Ross Wilson4.04.0
5 ELENA NOVA65007Craig Neil5.05.0
6 AFTER MIDNIGHT8778Mark & Greg Tobin6.06.0
7 CHUTZPAHR33Currie Taylor7.07.0
8 DEKADENCERQ432Stephen Kerin8.08.0
9 EUREKA 116037Chris Stockdale9.09.0
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)IRC Div 3 Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht ClubPROVISIONAL RESULTSUpdated:  17/08/2014  19:22:47Series Results [IRC Div3] up to Race 1
PlaceTiesBoat NameSail NumSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1 LOCAL HERO1236Matt Owen1.01.0
2 XPRESS7013Mike/Andrew West/Parkes2.02.0
3 SCHOUTEN PASSAGEN349Rob Howard3.03.0
4 L'ALTRA DONNA6935Andy Kearnan4.04.0
5 NOT A DIAMONDRQ2404David Redfern5.05.0
6 LEE-WAY135Tony Ross6.06.0
7 XS MOMENT11744Fran + Ray Hudson7.07.0
8 AUDERE4545Michael Pritchard10.010.0C
8 SURPRISERQ250Kenneth French10.010.0C
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)Performance Racing Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht ClubPROVISIONAL RESULTSUpdated:  17/08/2014  18:58:38Series Results [EHC] up to Race 1
PlaceTiesBoat NameSail NumSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1 PLANITAUS686Anthony Passmore1.01.0
2 LEEWARD6833John Quinn2.02.0
3 PETER LEHMANN BREAKT6834Ben McGrath3.03.0
4 WHALE WATCHING SYDNE202Ian Ford4.04.0
5 VENTO00400Walter Lewin5.05.0
6 SPIRIT OF MATESHIPNOR2Peter Jones6.06.0
7 THE MATRIXRQ101Jane Virtue7.07.0
8 SPIRIT OF THE MAIDMH888Bruce Absolon8.08.0
9 DEFIANT7045P Billingham P Mcgee11.011.0F
9 HAMILTON MENTORL1Roen Quinn11.011.0F
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)Cruising Div 1 Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht ClubPROVISIONAL RESULTSUpdated:  17/08/2014  19:37:37Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 1
PlaceTiesBoat NameSail NumSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1 VITESSE1021Ian Thomson1.01.0
2 THAT BOAT6782Darryle Dransfield2.02.0
3 FOUR BELLS6408David Bell3.03.0
4 TARDIS6585Stephen Richardson4.04.0
5 ARGO BLUEC1George Snow5.05.0
6 COOPERSBOW30Craig Watson6.06.0
7 SMOOTH OPERATORSB509Russell Durham7.07.0
8 THREE C'SB45Charles Cupit8.08.0
9 HOLY COW!6797John & Kim Clinton9.09.0
10 ANTIPODES OF SYDNEY500Greg Newton10.010.0
11 SIR THOMAS SOPWITH6892Heath Walters11.011.0
12 TAKANI6981James Whittle12.012.0
13 TONIC6842Robert Pizzie13.013.0
14 BIDDY HU 11R187Paul Lindemann14.014.0
15 BUNDABERGG16John Kint15.015.0
16 SILVER MINX331Geoff & Vicki Player16.016.0
17 MISS MINX0505Chris & Lauren Thorpe17.017.0
18 CHAMPAGNESM45Chris Barlow18.018.0
19 ANTIPODES AUSTRALISCY200John Culshaw19.019.0
20 KIND OF BLUEBOW23Phillip Somerville20.020.0
21 PHARLAP8885Alexander Spencer21.021.0
22 VELOCE1027Dean Corbett22.022.0
23 INFINITYAUS52Edward Fader23.023.0
24 HELSAL3262Rod Fisher24.024.0
25 SPIRITSIN230Paul Blakeley25.025.0
26 CONDORKB80David Molloy26.026.0
27 WHITEBIRDS788Paul / Robert White / Bird27.027.0
28 MAXI RAGAMUFFIN7007Keith Batt28.028.0
29 VANILLABOW17David Perkins34.034.0C
29 SAILING ADVENTURESBOW06Brian Pozzey34.034.0C
29 MISS DEVEREUXBOW04Chris Butchers34.034.0C
29 CEO1BOW04Ray Sweeney34.034.0C
29 SECOND NATUREBOW24Paul Mentiplay34.034.0C
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)Cruising Div 2 Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht ClubPROVISIONAL RESULTSUpdated:  17/08/2014  19:38:54Series Results [EHC Div2] up to Race 1
PlaceTiesBoat NameSail NumSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1 THE POACHERMK6John Foster1.01.0
2 MOONSHINE2118Allan McClintock2.02.0
3 BOADICCA7717Jason Antill3.03.0
4 ROGUE826Peter Hrones4.04.0
5 L\'ESPRIT7041Peter Byford5.05.0
6 KITE RUNNER11000Phil Jobe6.06.0
7 ENCORE00100Tim Lewis Jim Milledge7.07.0
8 RUN RUN RUNSM2800James Heywood8.08.0
9 DRAKES PRAYERRQ6165Rod Johannessen9.09.0
10 FLYINGFISH LET LOOSEM604Jonathan Threlfall10.010.0
11 ZOE98Wayne Millar11.011.0
12 AVVENTURA7044Peter Mumford12.012.0
13 VIRAGO II6813Dave Rooke13.013.0
14 SOLUTIONS3242Stephen Dadour14.014.0
15 ONE O NINE1109Robert Salteri15.015.0
16 SAILTIME SWIFT447Graham Raspass Anthony Bishop16.016.0
17 SHAZAMPD447Doug Ryan17.017.0
18 MAKOWS40Cameron Wiklund18.018.0
19 CARPE DIEMSM1750Paul Commins19.019.0
20 PILGRIME226Paul Ley20.020.0
21 SALACIARQ1600Stephen Everett21.021.0
22 PRIME EXAMPLE214Leigh Dorrington22.022.0
23 ERESSEA6590John Bankart24.024.0C
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)Cruising Div 3 Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht ClubPROVISIONAL RESULTSUpdated:  17/08/2014  19:57:35Series Results [EHC Div3] up to Race 1
PlaceTiesSail NumBoat NameSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1 448FLY 'N HIGHGary Bruce1.01.0
2 8047PEGGYBenjamin Meakin2.02.0
3 934WIZARD OF THE WINDMichael Waldie3.03.0
4 RQ1982OSCARS RIDEPeter Driml4.04.0
5 1566ELYSIUMDean Hansen5.05.0
6 RQ410SYNERGYRon James6.06.0
7 MB643BAD HABITSBarry Thompson7.07.0
8 662OASISMerv Stephensen8.08.0
9 6990GREAT WHITEBob Penty9.09.0
10 6702JOIE DE VIERob Aldis10.010.0
11 C192NORTHERN MOMENTVic Stevens11.011.0
12 6632PSYCHO 11Philip Bates12.012.0
13 BOW18ESCAPADEMike Schmidt13.013.0
14 3900SATISFACTIONJames Hogan14.014.0
15 5050MANDALAGerard Webb15.015.0
16 T92VAN DEMONSteve Woodfine16.016.0
17 6421POHONOAndrew Williams17.017.0
18 276STARKERSAlan Stark18.018.0
19 PH385VALHALLAPeter Cox19.019.0
20 19JOMark Bucknall20.020.0
21 B48KARMRay Nankervis21.021.0
22 BOW07KAOSDuncan Blake22.022.0
23 6294INEZIan Ritchie23.023.0
24 BOW02KARMADavid Angus27.027.0C
24 BOW20WILDFLOWER2Dan Clougherty27.027.0C
24 MBANSHEERob & Kerry Kasmarik27.027.0F
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)Non Spinnaker Div 1 Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht ClubPROVISIONAL RESULTSUpdated:  17/08/2014  18:43:01Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 1
PlaceTiesBoat NameSail NumSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1 RHYTHMBOW05Mikhail Beloborodov1.01.0
2 STILL DANGEROUS7022Ivor Burgess2.02.0
3 GEOMATIC ALLEGRO6723Adrian Lewis3.03.0
4 PRIORITIESBOW12Tim Butler4.04.0
5 MIM450Mike Walter5.05.0
6 JEMSONSM301Andrew Molnar6.06.0
7 NAMADGIC444Michael Martin7.07.0
8 CURLEW ESCAPERQ67Scott Turner8.08.0
9 YANTARASM107Mike Sheppard9.09.0
10 SMART CHOICEH50Smart Christine10.010.0
11 HURRICA V1924Steve Gunns16.016.0F
11 SASSAFRASGBR96767Andrew Senn16.016.0C
11 SOUTHERN SWELLB1Geoff Adams16.016.0C
11 CONDESABOW19Mark Gaskell16.016.0F
11 MISTA GYBEW888Linda Gorry16.016.0C
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)Non Spinnaker Div 2 Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht ClubPROVISIONAL RESULTSUpdated:  17/08/2014  18:43:59Series Results [EHC Div2] up to Race 1
PlaceTiesBoat NameSail NumSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1 UNTAMED8John Parkes1.01.0
2 SUPERTRAMP6678Sue & Alan Pick2.02.0
3 CZECH MATE6361Phil Dressler3.03.0
4 RENATABOW16Lachlan Jackson4.04.0
5 IDLE TIME Mal Dennis5.05.0
6 PLAYLISTBOW03Matt Powell6.06.0
7 CHAMPAGNE326Allen Richards7.07.0
8 REVEBOW11Keith Cooper8.08.0
9 BULA!BOW14Fabian Baez9.09.0
10 CHAMPS ELYSEES4151Ray Fraser10.010.0
11 KRYSTALB178Mark Strobel11.011.0
12 SANUK 11547Harvey Michael12.012.0
13 KEITABOW21David Barnes13.013.0
14 RUBY CHARLOTTEA65Jonathan Hickling15.015.0F
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)MacConaghy 38 Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht ClubPROVISIONAL RESULTSUpdated:  17/08/2014  18:44:51Series Results [OD] up to Race 1
PlaceTiesBoat NameSail NumSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1 DARK STARAUS38002John Bacon1.01.0
2 GINGER38011Leslie Green2.02.0
3 HOOLIGANAUS521Marcus Blackmore3.03.0
4 LAZY DOGPUR38015Sergio Sagramoso4.04.0
5 ASSASSIN9999NRobin Crawford5.05.0
6 GHOST RIDER403Ross Hennessy6.06.0
7 VINOHI101Chris Hancock8.08.0C
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)Melges 32 Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht ClubPROVISIONAL RESULTSUpdated:  17/08/2014  18:52:03Series Results [OD] up to Race 1
PlaceTiesBoat NameSail NumSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1 PANTHERAUS070Stephen O'Rourke1.01.0
2 GOODGEAR - MAC 2AUS153John McDougall2.02.0
3 ROCK N\' ROLLAUS320Kim Williams3.03.0
4 ENVY SCOOTERSAUS138Barry Cuneo5.05.0C
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)Multihull Racing Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht ClubPROVISIONAL RESULTSUpdated:  17/08/2014  18:47:12Series Results [EHC] up to Race 1
PlaceBoat NameSail NumSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1WILPARINA 11GR297Robert Remilton1.01.0
2BULLETPROOFMK61Scott Gralow2.02.0
3RICOCHET Frank Hobson3.03.0
4J'OUVERTWH3801Peter Berry4.04.0
5OUI OUI!M23Stephen Barton5.05.0
6CHILLPILLG1550Wayne Bloomer6.06.0
7CARBON CREDITSA532Peter Hawker7.07.0
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)Multihull Cruising Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht ClubPROVISIONAL RESULTSUpdated:  17/08/2014  19:49:03Series Results [EHC] up to Race 1
PlaceBoat NameSail NoSkipperSers ScoreRace 1
1FLUFFY MUFFYBOW38Ian Torode1.01.0
2JOIE DE VIVREBOW13Ian Fraser2.02.0
3SEA TWIST125018G Nolan P Barrett3.03.0
4YELLOW FINBOW08Petr Kochnev4.04.0
5MIZ BEHAVIN10174William Dicker5.05.0
6ALEXISBOW22Ross Hunt6.06.0
7HEATWAVEBOW29Steve McLay7.07.0
8STORM BAY2CJeff Gerard8.08.0
9CAP ROCATCATANAPeter Dyer9.09.0
10LATERAL THINKINGBOW26Mike Anderson14.014.0F
10SEACLUSIONBOW09Craig Stanger14.014.0F
10HA HABOW15Colin Maslen14.014.0C
10LICKITY SPLIT TAKE 2MOJODrew Wooler14.014.0C
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)

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