sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Shifting winds and courses
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Shifting winds and courses


'Audi Hamilton Island Race week 2013 - Hamilton Island, Queensland (AUS)
17-24/08/2013'    Andrea Francolini ©

,b>Audi Hamilton Island Race Week ,Day two of racing delivered up more glorious conditions for the 12 divisions contesting the premier Whitsunday regatta.

Light winds out of the north nor’west saw all classes bar IRC Racing and the MC38s head off on two different island courses around White and Denman islands and back to the finish in Dent Passage.

A fast flowing tide in the passage caused some to misjudge their start and be caught on the wrong side of the line while the sand bar running along Dent Island trapped a couple of unsuspecting skippers.
Audi Hamilton Island Race week 2013 - Hamilton Island, Queensland (AUS)
17-24/08/2013 -  Andrea Francolini_©  


Out to the east of Hamilton Island two windward/leeward courses were set for the IRC Racing and MC38 division but their luck ran out as the areas were becalmed, forcing a race committee rethink. Anchors were pulled up and the impressive entourage headed over to Whitsunday Passage to the breeze where they completed a second and final race.
After a shortened first race, the five-boat MC38 one design fleet had their windward/leeward racetrack moved to Catseye Bay where the breeze was steadier.

Marcus Blackmore’s TP52 Hooligan from Sydney claimed its second outright win in the IRC Racing division to be early pointscore leader with points from this afternoon’s race still to be added to the progressive scoresheet.

After the nervous creep to the finish line in dying breeze with Rob Hanna’s Geelong-based Shogun V coming up on the inside in more pressure, Blackmore was relieved to claim the win, particularly after they started late, locked out by Wild Thing, then spent the race trading places with the other TP52 as opportunities faded with the breeze.
Audi Hamilton Island Race week 2013 - Hamilton Island, Queensland (AUS)
17-24/08/2013 -  Andrea Francolini_©  


'It was very shifty,' admitted Blackmore, who is carrying a dream team including dual Olympic gold medallist Malcolm Page calling tactics, navigator Will Oxley and Billy Merrington adding their know-how to the already talented line-up.

Swiss yachtsman Ernesto Bertarelli and his international rock star crew on the chartered Wild Oats X are currently second on the pointscore on five points to Hooligan’s three after two races.

Grant Wharington’s 100-foot Wild Thing was scored a non-finisher in their first short race today, a broken furler fitting costing them precious time. Wharington figured it was better to regroup and come back for the next race so they pulled the pin and installed the spare.

Ross Hennessy’s MC38 Ghost Rider is leading the one design division after three races, a clean start and more pressure in today’s second race making all the difference.
Audi Hamilton Island Race week 2013 - Hamilton Island, Queensland (AUS)
17-24/08/2013 -  Andrea Francolini_©  


'We got out in front and we stayed there,' said Hennessy who has been coming to Hamilton Island for 20 years but always sailed on others’ boats. This year he told his crew he’d bring the boat to the regatta if they placed well in another class regatta in Sydney. 'We won that, so I had to bring them,' he laughed this afternoon.

Tomorrow’s scheduled Club Marine Classic long and medium distance race has been postponed due to light winds. Passage races will start at 11am from Dent Passage and the eastern course area while the MC38s will continue with their windward/leeward format, also starting at 11am.

Wednesday will be a layday for the entire 157-boat fleet when the attention shifts to shoreside activities including the Audi Final Drive Challenge from 8am and Beachside Pool Party at the main pool from 11am.


by Lisa Ratcliff

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=113375

8:14 AM Mon 19 Aug 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World



































































2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature   
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston   
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio   
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3   
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster   
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1   
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day   
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Tactical evening ahead for the fleet   
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners   
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win   
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   


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