sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Australian 29er National Championship - Gurr and Thomas victorious

Australian 29er National Championship - Gurr and Thomas victorious

'National Champions Jacqui Gurr and Steven Thomas - Australian 29er National Championships 2012'    Peta Bowden    Click Here to view large photo

Australian 29er National Championships final day of racing at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and the winners are Jacqui Gurr and Steven Thomas. The top spot was still open to several boats going into the last day with 14 to 18 knots from the south east.

Gurr and Thomas were happy with their win in their first regatta together and dedicated their success to 29er sailor Tess Lloyd who sustained an injury at last week’s Youth National Championships. 'It was all for Tess,' Gurr said. 'She opened her eyes last night so we’re pretty excited. It means a bit more now.'

'We just tried to go out there and do it for Tess and we’ve been monitoring her progress all week,' said Tess’s crew Lewis Duncan who finished the series in ninth after his friend Angus Galloway stepped in as skipper for the series. 'Hopefully she recovers enough that we can get back out on the water again.'

Gurr, a former Womens’ 420 National Champion and Thomas, two time 49er World Champion, said the highlight of their regatta was winning the first heat together in the qualifying series.

'We used the compass a lot this regatta and sailed off the headings and kept it simple. We didn’t try to do anything too fancy in the fleet,' Thomas said of their tactics.

'We didn’t have a lot of pressure on ourselves. There were no expectations going into the regatta. We were pretty casual each day and didn’t worry too much about the results. Every race was a new learning experience and we just took it as it came.'

Gurr and Thomas were thankful to their coach Ian 'Bunny' Warren for all his support during the regatta. 'He made our life really easy with lots of information and lots of feedback,' said Thomas.

James Sly and Alison Dale - Australian 29er National Championships 2012 -  Peta Bowden?nid=93038   Click Here to view large photo

Victorians James Sly and Alison Dale finished second followed by Harry Price and Nathan Edwards of NSW.

'There was a lot of place changing so it was pretty close with different sets of conditions throughout the series,' Sly said.

'We sailed really consistently so the places took care of themselves,' Dale said of their approach to the regatta. 'Every race was a new race and we just aimed to do our best.'

Competitive racing - Australian 29er National Championships 2012 -  Peta Bowden?nid=93038   Click Here to view large photo

Felix Grech and Jack Hubbard who had led for the majority of the series finished in fifth place after disappointing results in Gold Fleet. 'The competitors we needed to beat we didn’t,' Jack said. 'We’d done a fair bit of training but we probably could have done more looking back now. We weren’t as successful as we hoped.'

To follow updates on Tess Lloyd’s condition click here.

To view race results click here.

Event website




by Clare Murray

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=93038

11:24 AM Thu 19 Jan 2012 GMT






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

Click for further information on
2012 Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron news

Related News Stories:

07 Jul 2012  29ers Australian Mid-Winter Youth Championships - Makin brothers lead
04 Jul 2012  Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race online entries open
27 Mar 2012  God must sail a Laser says Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron CEO
22 Mar 2012  Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race: NOR and online entry available
17 Feb 2012  Brisbane to Noumea Ocean Race 2012 entries now open
03 Feb 2012  2012 Australian Team Racing Championship NOR released
21 Jan 2012  AIODA 2012 Australian Teams Racing Championship win to Team WA
20 Jan 2012  Australian Optimist National Championship victory to Jack Graves
20 Jan 2012  Australian Optimist Championship: Lead changes in heavy air conditions
19 Jan 2012  Australian Optimist National Championship - Choppy conditions on day 4
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World



















Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,














2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals by Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA


America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand








ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship final day preview   
AWT Pacasmayo Classic 2014 - Catching up with Levi Siver   
Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Trans-Atlantic: Team Alvimedica - 500 Miles   
Pacific Cup 2014 – Photos of ‘Invisible Hand’   
International 14 World Championships - No excuse for not being there   
VX One North American Champ - Four races on opening day lead to tie   
J/70 North American Championship opens with Healy-Keane tight battle   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT