sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Australian 18 Footers League - 3-Buoys Challenge race 2 + video
Australian 18 Footers League - 3-Buoys Challenge race 2 + video


'airborne asko appliances on the first spinnaker run at the Australian 18 Footers League'    Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League
After last Sunday’s strong winds which lashed Sydney Harbour on the opening day of the Australian 18 Footers League’s 2013-2014 Season, today’s Race 2 of the 18ft Skiffs 3-Buoys Challenge was sailed in near perfect conditions.

The 3-lap windward-return course gave patrons a great view of the entire course from the spectator ferry and the 16-boat fleet produced some great racing in the 15-17-knot north-east wind.

Jonathan Whitty, James Hozack and Aron Everett certainly reveled in the conditions as they took line by 56s in their Panasonic-sponsored Lumix skiff.

John Winning, Andrew Hay and Jim Beck finished second in Yandoo, with Euan McNicol, Mike McKensey and Ricky Bridge third in Mojo Wine, a further 1m14s behind Yandoo.

Lumix led the fleet up the first windward beat to the 3-buoys rounding marks, and took full advantage from the handicapping system to increase the lead on the spinnaker run to the twin marks which completed the first lap of the course.

Asko Appliances (James Dorron) was in second place behind Lumix, followed by Pure Blonde (Nick Daly), Yandoo, and De’Longhi-Rabbitohs (Simon Nearn) which had recovered strongly after being recalled at the start.

Pure Blonde was relegated back to fifth at the bottom mark while the other leaders retained their positions.

Lumix continued to set the pace upwind and increased her lead to 1m10s over Yandoo at the second set of windward markers.

Backmarker Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) had edged her way up into third place just ahead of Asko Appliances, which had an untimely capsize on the work.

While Lumix and Yandoo were untroubled to hold their placings over the latter half of the course, the battle behind them held spectator interest until the end as the handicap system came into play.

Asko recovered from the mid race capsize to grab fourth place, ahead of De’Longhi Rabbitohs and The Kitchen Maker (Malcolm Page).

The club’s regular spectator ferry will follow next Sunday’s Race 3 of the 3-Buoys Challenge, leaving Double Bay Wharf at 2.15pm.

last week’s winner smeg is dwarfed by two former america’s cup yachts -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

lumix crosses the finish line in the haze created by local bushfires -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

yandoo was never far from the lead before coming home in second place -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

winner Jono Whitty with his girl friend and number one fan Maitena Celestin -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

the kitchen maker racing a sydney ferry down the harbour at the Australian 18 Footers League -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  

mojo wine trails asko and her spinnaker in the water at the bottom mark -  Frank Quealey_©_-Australian 18 Footers League  


by Frank Quealey

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=115915

8:27 AM Sun 20 Oct 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World



















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




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


























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




Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day
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   


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