sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Brisbane to Gladstone - Hooligan leads but threatened

Brisbane to Gladstone - Hooligan leads but threatened

'Hooligan - Brisbane to Gladstone'    ©John Absolon    Click Here to view large photo

Brisbane to Gladstone.

The race clock ticked against the big boats when the true trade wind freshened to blow the smaller yachts into contention to claim the Qantaslink Brisbane to Gladstone race on corrected handicap overnight.


As expected the inform former Emirates New Zealand TP52, the Marcus Blackmore helmed Hooligan, which finished third 5 hours 19 minutes 38 seconds astern of line honours winner Lahana (Peter Millard) at 10-32 last night remained as the provisional handicap leader.

However the Hooligan crew who convincingly won the short course regattas in Victoria and New South Wales,to lead the Audi Australian championship, stood as the crew to beat with their corrected time of 1 day 21 hours 6 minutes 18 seconds.

While the high performance Hooligan racing team remained relatively confident, their course time was under threat from the smaller and lower handicapped yachts as they surf sailed before the building South East breeze.

Jeff Paul’s Gladstone Farr 30 RBS Morgans Immigrant and the Craig Coulson helmed Brisbane yacht Trumpcard benefitting from the freshening breeze were only separated by the narrow margin of 54 seconds when they weathered Bustard Head with 32 nautical miles to sail at 3am this morning.

Both totally different yachts consistently logged nine knots which gave them the chance but the result will hinge on how fast they sail the final 10 nautical miles against the outgoing tide flowing from Gladstone Harbour.

Progressive calculations indicated a close finish possibly challenging the closest on record when the two match racing IOR Half Tonners Scampi A and Silver Shamrock were split by 26 seconds in 1984 but meanwhile Hooligan stands as the yacht to beat.

Brisbane to Gladstone




by Ian Grant

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=82767

7:57 PM Sat 23 Apr 2011 GMT






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

Click for further information on
2011 Qantaslink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race

Related News Stories:

14 May 2011  FT10 'Likatiger' excels in Brisbane to Gladstone
25 Apr 2011  Brisbane to Gladstone big boat race
24 Apr 2011  Brisbane to Gladstone - Marcus Blackmore's Hooligan wins on handicap
23 Apr 2011  Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race -Lahana line honours
23 Apr 2011  Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race tests patience and skill
22 Apr 2011  Brisbane to Gladstone start images
22 Apr 2011  Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race intensity
22 Apr 2011  Brisbane to Gladstone soft start
22 Apr 2011  Brisbane to Gladstone - The weather god hasn't responded
21 Apr 2011  Brisbane to Gladstone weather watch
MORE STORIES ...

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
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier
Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
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   


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 WAS US