sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Audi Hamilton Island Race Week classic long race day
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week classic long race day

'Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 SCARAMOUCH'    Andrea Francolini / Audi ©

A forecast for light to moderate trade winds has been issued for the international fleet contesting the 63 nautical mile Club Marine Classic Long Race, the feature event of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012.

The IRC A and B divisions and super multihulls will contest the race, while the cruising and non-spinnaker divisions will now sail the 23 nautical mile Lindeman Island Race, which was postponed last Saturday due to light conditions.

Forecaster Kenn Batt says, ‘It appears the fleet will see light to moderate SE-E winds today. There is a chance that winds will drop out later this morning and a light to moderate E-NE sea breeze will develop,’ however there’s a question mark over whether the sea breeze will eventuate.

Topaz’s skipper Murray Gordon is grinning after yesterday’s non-spinnaker division win, which has put the Victorian Jeanneau 39 in the series lead after three races at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.

Race Week is ‘fantastic’ says Gordon, ‘it gets better every year.’ And although they are on the island mostly for the fun aspect, there is always competition for the silverware awarded at the regatta-end.

For Topaz, the boat they’re keeping a watchful eye on is Andrew Just’s Tucana, a larger Jeanneau design. Murray says Tucana might have the bigger and possibly more experienced crew, but Topaz isn’t going down without a fight, ‘we are trying, it’s going to be a great battle with them’ he said from pole position going into today’s Lindeman Island Race.

The Queensland crew of Scaramouche, racing in cruising division 1 like their top spot as well. They’re ahead on the series leaderboard after race three. Skipper Mark Burton recorded a top wind speed of 12 knots and boat speed of nine knots out on the water yesterday for their island course.

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 - BARUCH -  Andrea Francolini - Audi ©  

All information relating to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2012 is on the regatta website


by Stephanie Hobbs

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=101178

12:10 AM Tue 21 Aug 2012GMT


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

Click for further information on
2012 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Related News Stories:

21 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 3 images by Craig Greenhill
21 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Crosbie Lorimer IRC Images
20 Aug 2012  Hamilton Island Race Week - Mixed bag on Day 3
20 Aug 2012  Hamilton Island Race Week day 3 images by Andrea Francolini
20 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 - Competition for young and old
20 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Olympic medallists visiting event
20 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 3 weather
20 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 3 preview
20 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Images by Craig Greenhill
19 Aug 2012  Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Day 2 - IRC Australian Championship
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong


America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,


























HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia




WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete
Earth Day boater tips
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco   
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2   
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3   
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video   
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June   
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   


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.
X6XL NEW US