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Alderton and McAullay lead Flying 15 AUS Champs

by Gerald New on 11 Jan 2008
Grant Alderson and Dean McAullay in No Bull . ©
After Day 5 at the Flying 15 Australian Nationals, at the Geraldton Yacht Club in Western Australia Grant Alderton and Dean McAullay have now a scoreline of 1, 1, 1, 3, 2, 1.

Alderton and McAullay lead by 5 points from Graeme Lillingston with 2,14,2,2,1,4.

British teams: Ian Cleaver from Loch Earn SC is in fourth and James Flower is ninth overall.

Race 6 was sailed in mostly 20 knots of breeze, in contrast to the previous days racing when the wind was from 7 to 10 knots. After the racing today the wind has come up during the night, but is expected to ease for the racing

Earlier, before the start of the 2008 Nationals, an invitation race was held for the Uffa Fox Trophy. It was won by Grant Alderson and Dean McAullay in No Bull - Rupert Leslie and Andy Fethers were second and Greg Tonnison with Steve Roberts third.

The wind was blowing 25 knots with gusts up tp 33. Some terrific planing lots of thrills and some spills. Only about half of the 40 entries took to the water for this series opener.

Flying 15 - Australian Nationals after 6 races
Pos - No - Name - Helm - Gross pts - Nett pts

1 28 No Bull Grant Alderson 9 6 pts
2 34 Escalator Graeme Lillingston 25 11
3 30 Hype Keith Swinton 19 13
4 4 Elise Ian Cleaver GBR 65 24
5 16 Yes! Brad Sheridan 65 24
6 23 Saltheart Rupert Leslie 70 29
7 7 Fflashpoint Peter Rooke 42 31
8 27 Spot the Difference Greg Tonnison 50 37
9 5 One More James Flower GBR 79 38
10 37 Freo Doctor Doug Cooksey 96 55
10 14 Tsotsi Glenn Zamudio 96 55
12 20 Aussie Way Kim Peaker 102 61
13 3 Ffast Lane John Wilson 105 64
14 11 Relience 17 Bruce McGeorge 106 65
15 6 Bubbles Ken Bubb 110 69
16 12 Fiddle de Dee Adam Semple 87 70
17 39 Firefox Darryl Dedman 118.8 77.8
18 25 Ffoenix John Crosby 130 89
19 19 Ghost Magic Ronald Walker 139 98
20 17 Frequent Flyer Tim Bussemaker 149 108 20
21 2 Her Outdoors John Hassen 151 110
22 36 Wild ffing Andrew Grist 153 112
23 24 Vengence Wayne Hudson 159 118
24 29 Alibi Ron Joseph 163 122
25 1 Gannin Tappy Lappy Michael Clark 174 133
25 22 Stress Free Zone Kevin Griffiths 174 133
25 18 Just Another Victim Colin Spence 175 134
28 26 Ffang Kate Lammonby 177 136
29 13 Frivolous Nicole Magyar 178 137
30 33 Sunday Session Jenny Richardson 185 144
31 32 Downunder IV Don West 186 145
32 47 The Fiddler Harry Miller 186 145
34 35 Happy Days Jennifer Sims 192 151
35 31 2 Ffat Laddies Edrick Delfos 202 161
33 38 Diffino Murray Latham 208 167
36 9 Sweet Caroline Tom Thuijs 209 168
37 8 Streaker Keryn Reynolds 219 178
38 15 Y Knot Nick Norris 224 183
39 21 Topaz ll Michael Robinson 225 184
40 10 Savoir ffaire Dave Reynolds 233 192
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