Please select your home edition
Edition
Wildwind 2016 728x90

Broo Beer Musto Performance Skiff Pre-World Championship day 2

by Paul Manning on 9 Jan 2011
Broo Premium Lager Musto Performance Skiff Pre-World Championships - Day 2
Musto Performance Skiff Pre-World Championships had a stable warm morning breeze of around 14-16knots with a gentle swell developing during the day greeting the fleet for their second day of the Broo Beer sponsored championships.

Race 1
Following a general recall, racing got away shortly after 09:00 with a black flag on a warm day in Port Phillip Bay with the majority of the fleet heading left towards the shore with the leaders also coming from this side of the course. An initial group headed right downwind with the exception of Tom Wright (GBR 432) who gybed immediately. Ian Renilson (GBR 449), Jon Newman (AUS 425), Marcus Hamilton (AUS453) and Bruce Keen (GBR 441) began to pull clear of the chasing bunch and rounded the leeward mark with Tom Wright.

Grand Master Ian Renilson held on for the win from Newman, Keen, Hamilton and Wright.

Race 2
The fleet tactics for race 2 changed from race 1, with the breeze clocking right the upwind tactics were to hold your lane off the line for 2-3 minutes and then tack hard right, Marcus Hamilton led with Ian Renislon close behind. Unfortunately, both sailors were OCS which handed Dan Henderson (GBR 409) the current Youth World Champion the win, from Tim Hill (AUS 424), Ritchie Robertson (AUS 380) and Julian Ramm (GER 443)

Race 3
With a stable breeze both in strength and direction the third race followed a similar format to race two, but with boats choosing to take a relatively short starboard initial downwind leg followed by a longer port gybe. The same top sailors were again at the fore, except that Wright had gone askore along with Hamilton, with Jono Neate (AUS 440) and Dave Poston (GBR 324) joining the fron runners.

The fleet then came ashore for a lunch break to chill out.

Race 4
The final race of the day got underway in a slightly increased breeze and sea state.

Jono Neate hit the front and led around the course closely followed by Renilson, Henderson, Keen and Tim Moorehouse (AUS 379). Neate pulled away to a commanding lead, but in the final metres to the finish hit a steep set of waves and pitchpoled spectacularly!

The fleet came ashore at 15:00 to sample some of the sponsors beverages.

Broo Beer Musto Perforamance Skiff Pre-World Championships overall position
1st Ian Renilson GBR 449
2nd Daniel Henderson GBR 409
3rd Jonathan Newman AUS 425
4th Bruce Keen GBR 441
5th Tim Hill AUS 424

Racing for the Broo Beer Musto Performance Skiff World Championships is due to start on Tuesday.

website click here
Ancasta Ker 40+ 660x82PredictWind.com 2014Wildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

Sailing World Cup Melbourne – Aussies revel in seabreeze conditions
Another day of good sailing conditions in Melbourne made for a memorable day for Australia’s sailors competing in finals In the 470 Men’s event, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan had another strong day winning both of their two races. They currently lead overall, five points ahead of China’s team of Lan/Wang.
Posted today at 9:50 am
Sailing World Cup Final - Finn racers put to the test
The top Finn racers at the Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover are putting each other to the test The top Finn racers at the Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover are putting each other to the test and for Rio 2016 Olympians Jake Lilley (AUS) and Caleb Paine (USA), it's business as usual after a period of rest.
Posted today at 7:03 am
Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Volunteers, the source of energy
Energy is not something that can always be measured, but strength that volunteers in sailing bring is critical to events Energy is not something that can always be measured, but the strength and vitality that so many volunteers in sailing bring to the events that and clubs that they help out is an amazing resource that is critical to events such as Sailing World Cup Melbourne.
Posted today at 3:54 am
SWC Final - Melbourne - Nicholas Heiner follows famous dad into Finn
Former Laser world champion Nicholas Heiner is competing at his first international event in a new class he hopes Former Laser world champion Nicholas Heiner is competing at his first international event in a new class he hopes to medal in for the Netherlands at the Olympic Games, just like his father did 20 years ago in Atlanta, USA.
Posted today at 3:03 am
Clipper Race skipper given special honour at French Sailing Awards
Olivier Cardin was recognised with a special award at last night’s French Sailing Federation’s flagship award ceremony. Olivier Cardin was recognised with a special award at last night’s French Sailing Federation’s flagship award ceremony, the Soiree des Champions.
Posted on 6 Dec
2017 America's Cup tickets will go on sale on 9th December
Six teams, representing USA, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, France, Sweden, will race incredible hydrofoiling yachts The six teams, representing the USA, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, France and Sweden, will race incredible hydrofoiling yachts on a stadium-style racecourse on Bermuda’s Great Sound which will make the events in Bermuda among the hottest tickets in world sport in 2017.
Posted on 6 Dec
Connecting Team Bridge at the Sailing World Cup Final Melbourne
Eldest son Ollie is hoping for a top two finish and his 17 year-old brother Guy will be pushing for top three. Consider the logistics of three teenage boys of varying ages all playing the same equipment heavy sport. Now imagine the coordination required for the Bridge family of kiters currently in Australia for an extended southern hemisphere tour that includes the IKA Formula Kite Open division
Posted on 6 Dec
Good start to Sailing World Cup Melbourne for Aussies
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won the first race in convincing style and finished the second race of the day in second place The Aussie duo of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won their first race in convincing style, and finished the second race of the day in second place. They are currently in first place overall, two points ahead of the Japanese pairing of Takayama and Imamura.
Posted on 6 Dec
Sailing World Cup Final– Chat with two coaches and a media boat driver
Enjoy the action from two very different, but both successful coaches here at the Sailing World Cup in Melbourne. Enjoy the action from two very different, but both successful coaches here at the Sailing World Cup in Melbourne.
Posted on 6 Dec
No separating leading sailors at Sailing World Cup Final
Stipanovic and Kontides took a race win and a third apiece and Wearn was consistent with a pair of twos. Stipanovic and Kontides took a race win and a third apiece and Wearn was consistent with a pair of twos.
Posted on 6 Dec