sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 2014 Sunburst Nationals: Andrew and Cameron Brown win 50th Regatta
2014 Sunburst Nationals: Andrew and Cameron Brown win 50th Regatta


'Andrew & Cam Brown sailing 1434 'Vagrant' easily won the 2014 Sunburst Nationals with 7 race wins. - 2014 Sunburst Nationals'    Nigel Price    Click Here to view large photo

The 2014 Sunburst Nationals Event was held at the Wakatere Boating Club, Narrow Neck, Devonport on January 18, 19 and 20.

With the Sunburst Class celebrating 50 years since the launch of the first boat in 1964, a special celebration event was run in conjunction with the Nationals. A huge amount of work was done by the organising committee to encourage boats from far and wide, and we eventually ended up with a fleet totalling 69 boats, split into 2 fleets of spinnaker and non spinnaker divisions. With 9 boats from Otago, 3 from Canterbury, 1 from the West Coast, 14 from Wellington, and the rest from the greater Auckland area, there was a good geographical spread of competitors.

Andrew Brown, sailing with his son Cameron sailing 1434 'Vagrant' won the event quite convincingly with 7 wins in the 8 race series, and scoring 7 points.

2nd overall was Lincoln & Benjamin Fraser sailing 1545 'Starblaze' with 26 points,
3rd overall was Brett & Penny Linton sailing 1530 'Rhythm & Swing' with 31 points.
4th overall was Simon & Jack Manning sailing 1781 'Envy' with 33 points.
5th overall was Nick & Flinn Olson sailing 1661 'Crazy Bouyz' with 42 points.

How many people does it take to lift a sunburst ? The answer here is 9. Loading 1055 Moonbeam, the last to go in of 9 into the 40 ft container to return to Dunedin. - 2014 Sunburst Nationals -  Nigel Price   Click Here to view large photo

The conditions varied from very light winds, sometimes with holes to steady moderate sea breezes.

The main fleet comprised 51 boats. A surprising number of boats were UFDed for being over on the long start line in the light winds and strong tides on Saturday and Sunday.

We had a huge amount of positive feedback from the competitors about the great job done by the team of Race Officials of Janet Watkins, Dean Coleman, Oscar Paulich and Ted Frankham who had some trying times getting races completed during the first two days of the regatta.

Andrew & Cam Brown standing in front of the trophy cabinet at the Wakatere Boating Club with the Wilson & Horton Trophy. Behind them is one of two 1 metre model sunbursts made by Robert Brooke. - 2014 Sunburst Nationals -  Nigel Price   Click Here to view large photo

As is usual in the Sunburst Class, there are lots of trophies and prizes for different categories of competitors.

The Taihoa (non spinnaker) class was won by Seb Jones, and Oscar Garcia of Calliope Sea Scouts from an 18 boat fleet. They sailed on a separate part of the laid quadrilateral course after starting 5 minutes behind the main fleet.

There is a full list of these category prizes and results on the Wakatere Boating Club website :

Website

Keith Fraser & Lynley Ball sailing 1209, Greg & Jack Verhoef sailing 1555 'Nite Lite', Shanna Verhoef & Emma Rogers-Bromley sailing 1700 'Flossie', and Chris & Sam Bicknell sailing 1525 'Ripper' at the top mark, invitation race. - 2014 Sunburst Nationals -  Nigel Price   Click Here to view large photo

Brett & Penny Linton, sailing 1530 'Rhythm & Swing' and Jake & Ben Hawker sailing 1322 'Embers' in the invitation race that Brett eventually won. The race area is to the Southwest of the shipping channel between NarrowNeck Beach and Rangitoto Island. - 2014 Sunburst Nationals -  Nigel Price   Click Here to view large photo


by Nigel Price

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=118607

3:50 AM Thu 23 Jan 2014GMT


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







News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part III) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,


Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
Helping boaters understand weather basics
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
Match 40s find the surface again + Video
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay   
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys   
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos   
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach   
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT