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A-Cat Australians - High drama in last race

'A-Cat Australian titles 2012 Skidding around the top mark'    ©    Click Here to view large photo

Last night, seven times A-Cat World Champion Glenn Ashby (Emirates Team New Zealand America’s Cup team, and winner of 14 multihull World titles and two Olympic Silver medals) won the 2012 John Cootes Furniture Australian A Class Championships. Ashby declared this star-studded fleet ‘the best ever.’

The final day of the Championships was another postcard day on Lake Macquarie, NSW. Blue sky and a light 10-12 knot sea breeze greeted competitors for the last race in the 2012 Australian Championships, hosted by the Wangi Amateur Sailing Club, with the minor placings to be decided in another race of 'champions'.

After eight races Steve Brewin, (2011 A Class World champion) was three points clear of Wangi Wangi local Nathan Outteridge (three times 49er World Champion).

It was a clean start and Darren Bundock (14 catamaran World titles, two Olympic Silver medals and member of Oracle's America’s Cup Syndicate) led at the top mark. Scott Anderson (1984 Tornado Olympic bronze medallist) was second.

A-Cat Australian titles 2012 Darren Bundock -  © .   Click Here to view large photo


Tom Slingsby (four times Laser World Champion) rounded fourth behind Andrew Landenberger (1996 Tornado Olympic bronze medallist) and Brad Collett (2011 NSW and Queensland A-Cat Champion).

Australian legend James Spithill (skipper of 2010 America’s Cup winner BMW Oracle) followed, then Outteridge with Brewin two places further back.

On the next laps Bundock, Anderson, Landenberger, Outteridge, Spithill and Brewin battled for the placings. It seemed that Brewin could stay with the 49er champion.

On the top of the upwind leg for the third time, Brewin was on the wire struggling with a jammed downhaul as he started to reach to the clearing mark.

Suddenly he dropped his mainsheet, the boom swung away, he capsized - it was all over. Brewin took an eternity to right his boat. He was 17th when he finally passed the clearing mark and by that time the leaders were approaching the finishing line.

Down at the finishing line Bundock crossed ahead of Landenberger and a fast finishing Outteridge, who slid across the line four seconds ahead of Anderson. Slingsby was next, then Brayshaw and Collett. Spithill was ninth, Brewin 14th.

Within minutes they were back in the boat park. It does not pay to get between a sailor and his trailer on the last day of any regatta.

Nathan Outteridge was smiling. ‘Steve was staying close initially. I was keen to try to drop us both back into the teens and then have a drag to see who could best sail through the fleet. On the last run I was really pushing. Just stoked to get second overall against this fleet.’

A-Cat Australian titles 2012 Brewin’s loses battle with Outteridge -  © .   Click Here to view large photo
Darren Bundock, the final race winner was third overall. ‘It was good to get out in front today. I won the race in the first gybe, just wish that Ashby bloke was here so I could have beaten him today.’

Steve Brewin was philosophical. ‘Oh well s**t happens!! I was really enjoying the battle with Nathan. He did it well - he was sitting on me. I made a mistake. I only had a little downhaul brake and I was trying to fix that and I shouldn’t have been and I let go of the main. Game over.

‘On the way out the sail fell down and then the downhaul went. Then I was in the water, so trouble comes in threes.

‘I could have sat on the beach and done what I did here. But you know what? There is another regatta soon, then another Worlds.

‘I will look forward having learnt by my mistakes. Sure I was beaten into third place overall but it was a great, great regatta.’

Jimmy Spithill finished fifth overall. ‘A really impressive fleet, 70 boats, and a wonderful regatta. With the curved (dagger) boards, trapezing, Glenn and Nathan are on another level downwind; they are real naturals on the wire while the rest of us look like a bunch of teabags.

‘Myself, Dirk (de Ridder), Tom and Darren are taking our boats to San Francisco. On the trapeze downwind in SFO will be a blast!

‘Just to be able to mix it with Steve Brewin, Scott Anderson and Andrew Landenberger, who have had so much time in these boats, was wonderful.

‘Lastly a special thanks to Tony Outteridge, who got every race away on some great courses.’

Scott Anderson, the 2012 Grand Master Champion, finished fourth overall. ‘It’s absolutely fantastic that these guys have committed to A-Cats. Now the AC on Cats and these are the perfect boats to learn the basics. If you stuff it up, the boat tells you very quickly. Good on the guys for coming.’

Stephen Brayshaw said ‘Brilliant, brilliant racing. Not being a professional I am just stoked to come eighth in this amazing fleet. We have really, really enjoyed having to top guns here.’

Tom Slingsby, still coughing gasped ‘Last night’s rum did not help my cold. But I am getting this boat figured. If I started today I'd be looking OK, I just need more time in the boat. If I take it to San Francisco where there are strong breezes. I'll look for a 'kiddie’s corner' where I can venture out one day.’

John Kostecki (Oracle Racing tactician) laughed ‘OK, ok, I’ve done enough practicing, now I am ready to start the regatta!!’

www.a-cat.org.au

A-Cat Australian titles Nathan Outteridge -  © .   Click Here to view large photo



A Div Catamaran Australian Champs 2012

Hosted By Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club

John Cootes Furniture

Updated: 07/01/2012 2:11:01 PM

Series Results [One Design ET] up to Race 9 (Drops = 1)
Place Ties Sail No Bow No Skipper Div Sers Score Race 9 Race 8 Race 7 Race 6 Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   AUS111 01 Glenn Ashby   14.0 [71.0C] 3.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0
2   AUS973 15 Nathan Outteridge   27.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 3.0 [7.0] 6.0 2.0
3   AUS4 04 Steve Brewin   30.0 [14.0] 9.0 4.0 1.0 2.0 6.0 1.0 3.0 4.0
4   AUS888 88 Darren Bundock   33.0 1.0 11.0 2.0 8.0 [20.0] 2.0 4.0 2.0 3.0
5   AUS975 12 James Spithill   51.0 9.0 [16.0] 5.0 5.0 3.0 4.0 6.0 9.0 10.0
6   AUS902 02 Scott Anderson GM 56.0 4.0 7.0 6.0 2.0 [25.0] 10.0 10.0 10.0 7.0
7   AUS308 03 Andrew Landenberger   75.0 2.0 8.0 19.0 [24.0] 12.0 13.0 8.0 7.0 6.0
8   AUS25 25 Stephen Brayshaw   76.0 6.0 6.0 9.0 16.0 10.0 7.0 13.0 [17.0] 9.0
9   AUS20 20 Chris Batenberg   80.0 10.0 5.0 8.0 10.0 19.0 5.0 [22.0] 11.0 12.0
10   AUS321 32 Andrew Williams   81.0 13.0 4.0 7.0 12.0 7.0 12.0 15.0 [71.0O] 11.0
11   AUS972 16 Tom Slingsby   86.0 5.0 1.0 [30.0] 23.0 24.0 8.0 5.0 5.0 15.0
12   AUS10 10 Brad Collett   93.0 7.0 10.0 20.0 [25.0] 11.0 15.0 14.0 8.0 8.0
13   AUS967 89 Graeme Parker GM 101.0 12.0 [22.0] 14.0 15.0 6.0 17.0 11.0 12.0 14.0
14   AUS13 13 Jack Benson J 109.0 8.0 20.0 15.0 [28.0] 4.0 14.0 9.0 15.0 24.0
15   GER14 14 Bob Baier M 117.0 11.0 25.0 24.0 [40.0] 8.0 11.0 3.0 22.0 13.0
16   AUS907 29 Davis McKenzie   126.0 22.0 18.0 10.0 14.0 13.0 19.0 [30.0] 14.0 16.0
17   AUS958 58 Simon McKeon GM 127.0 15.0 28.0 22.0 [36.0] 27.0 9.0 17.0 4.0 5.0
18   AUS961 61 Stuart Scott   132.0 17.0 14.0 13.0 17.0 15.0 18.0 19.0 19.0 [23.0]
19   AUS949 49 Dave Brewer   138.0 23.0 13.0 11.0 7.0 28.0 23.0 [31.0] 13.0 20.0
20   AUS898 26 Chris Cairns M 141.0 19.0 17.0 17.0 6.0 9.0 [71.0C] 12.0 30.0 31.0
21   AUS969 69 Grant Pellew   155.0 [32.0] 23.0 16.0 18.0 18.0 16.0 16.0 27.0 21.0
22   AUS8 08 Graeme Harbour GM 157.0 18.0 15.0 21.0 9.0 29.0 [32.0] 24.0 24.0 17.0
23   AUS936 36 David Parker   160.0 27.0 24.0 12.0 11.0 [32.0] 21.0 21.0 16.0 28.0
24   AUS920 79 Adam Beattie   179.0 [35.0] 26.0 26.0 21.0 14.0 22.0 25.0 23.0 22.0
25   AUS957 57 David Loutit M 188.0 30.0 21.0 23.0 [32.0] 23.0 24.0 28.0 21.0 18.0
26   AUS22 22 Mark Johnston GM 191.0 21.0 12.0 47.0 19.0 17.0 29.0 [58.0] 20.0 26.0
27   AUS844 84 Richie Howells   214.0 26.0 31.0 31.0 [42.0] 16.0 27.0 26.0 28.0 29.0
28   NED88 06 Caroljn Brouwer L 229.0 29.0 33.0 34.0 20.0 35.0 20.0 18.0 [41.0] 40.0
29   AUS933 33 Chris Parker GM 232.0 28.0 32.0 27.0 [44.0] 31.0 25.0 23.0 33.0 33.0
30   AUS900 62 Wayne Mercer M 235.0 31.0 19.0 [71.0O] 37.0 43.0 30.0 38.0 18.0 19.0
31   AUS947 77 Lucas McDonald   239.0 33.0 43.0 29.0 13.0 21.0 [47.0] 44.0 26.0 30.0
32   USA1 18 John Kosteki   241.0 16.0 27.0 25.0 29.0 48.0 33.0 36.0 [71.0F] 27.0
33   AUS100 31 Simon Nelson   268.0 25.0 42.0 18.0 46.0 39.0 31.0 32.0 35.0 [71.0F]
34   AUS7 07 Hamish Sinclair M 272.0 34.0 45.0N 49.0N 22.0 26.0 35.0 27.0 [71.0C] 34.0
35   AUS911 71 Michael Kopp   276.0 41.0 30.0 33.0 26.0 [42.0] 39.0 37.0 34.0 36.0
36 20.0S AUS101 11 John Richards GGM 295.0 40.0 71.0C [71.0C] 27.0 22.0 28.0 20.0 40.0 47.0
37   AUS9 09 John Dowling GM 295.0 43.0 38.0 42.0 34.0 34.0 41.0 [46.0] 31.0 32.0
38   AUS58 19 Andrew Chaney   304.0 [71.0C] 39.0 35.0 41.0 49.0 36.0 33.0 32.0 39.0
39   AUS837 28 Clare Neeskens L 308.0 36.0 47.0 44.0 30.0 40.0 37.0 29.0 [54.0] 45.0
40   AUS954 54 Paul Neeskens M 309.0 45.0 29.0 32.0 48.0 41.0 [56.0] 47.0 29.0 38.0
41   AUS935 35 Steve Breaden GM 316.0 46.0 37.0 40.0 33.0 50.0 [71.0F] 35.0 38.0 37.0
42   NED112 17 Dirk de Ridder   322.0 20.0 71.0F 28.0 38.0 71.0B [71.0O] 34.0 25.0 35.0
43   AUS827 27 Neil Caldwell   329.0 42.0 34.0 41.0 [55.0] 45.0 43.0 45.0 37.0 42.0
44   AUS880 80 Ian Michie GM 335.0 38.0 44.0 38.0 [51.0] 30.0 44.0 49.0 44.0 48.0
45   AUS37 37 Bruce McArthur   350.0 24.0 71.0C 71.0F 39.0 46.0 26.0 48.0 [71.0F] 25.0
46   AUS944 44 Steve Wright M 356.0 48.0 40.0 46.0 35.0 37.0 42.0 64.0 [71.0F] 44.0
47   AUS90 30 Pieter-Jan Postman   357.0 44.0 41.0 36.0 52.0 38.0 [61.0] 53.0 47.0 46.0
48   AUS804 21 Thomas Stuchbery J 374.0 58.0 36.0 37.0 [58.0] 53.0 46.0 40.0 49.0 55.0
49   AUS9I4 70 Brad Wicht M 382.0 49.0 50.0 45.0 45.0 55.0 52.0 43.0 43.0 [71.0F]
50   AUS739 73 William Pringle   397.0 56.0 48.0 43.0 49.0 33.0 57.0 57.0 [71.0F] 54.0
51   AUS668 68 Brian Cole GGM 410.0 54.0 49.0 52.0 [59.0] 44.0 53.0 52.0 48.0 58.0
52   AUS950 50 Robert Griffits GM 424.0 71.0C 71.0C [71.0F] 60.0 56.0 40.0 41.0 42.0 43.0
53   NED888 24 Jeroen Van Leeuwen   430.0 37.0 71.0C 71.0C 31.0 71.0B 38.0 59.0 [71.0F] 52.0
54   AUS942 42 Steven Yarrington   431.0 71.0F 71.0C [71.0C] 53.0 54.0 34.0 39.0 53.0 56.0
55   AUS956 56 Vic Collett GGM 434.0 39.0 71.0C 71.0C 47.0 36.0 48.0 51.0 71.0C [71.0C]
56   AUS48 48 Ian Johnson GGM 436.0 52.0 71.0C [71.0C] 43.0 51.0 55.0 61.0 50.0 53.0
57   AUS939 39 Campbell Miller M 440.0 60.0 56.0N 58.0N 56.0 59.0 71.0C [71.0F] 39.0 41.0
58   AUS802 82 Konrad Schultz   443.0 50.0 45.0 49.0 61.0 64.0 60.0 [67.0] 55.0 59.0
59   AUS948 78 Russ McDonald M 449.0 47.0 71.0C [71.0C] 65.0 58.0 62.0 50.0 36.0 60.0
60   AUS883 83 Kasey Warr J 454.0 71.0C 71.0C [71.0F] 66.0 60.0 49.0 42.0 46.0 49.0
61 45.0S AUS746 46 Brett White M 460.0 55.0 71.0F [71.0C] 64.0 57.0 51.0 66.0 45.0 51.0
62   AUS912 72 Alex Duff   460.0 61.0 71.0C [71.0C] 54.0 47.0 54.0 60.0 56.0 57.0
63   AUS5 05 Horst Kopp GGM 468.0 51.0 71.0C 71.0C [71.0F] 63.0 45.0 54.0 51.0 62.0
64   AUS941 41 Julian Jenkins   473.0 53.0 71.0F 50.0 50.0 52.0 71.0C 55.0 71.0C [71.0C]
65   AUS932 75 Pat Drover GM 492.0 71.0C 71.0C 71.0C 71.0C [71.0C] 50.0 56.0 52.0 50.0
66   AUS76 23 Dario Valenza   496.0 59.0 71.0F 51.0 63.0 66.0 63.0 62.0 [71.0C] 61.0
67   AUS959 59 Graham Hiles GGM 509.0 62.0 71.0C [71.0C] 67.0 67.0 58.0 63.0 57.0 64.0
68   AUS955 55 John Cootes GGM 516.0 57.0 71.0C 71.0C 68.0 62.0 59.0 65.0 [71.0C] 63.0
69 53.0S AUS765 76 Mark Griffits GM 526.0 71.0C 71.0F 53.0 57.0 61.0 71.0C 71.0C 71.0C [71.0C]
70   AUS747 47 Chris Carter M 526.0 71.0C 71.0F 54.0 62.0 65.0 64.0 68.0 71.0C [71.0F]

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RAF S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)




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