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

 

Sail-World.com : Festival of Sails - Georgia hits ball out of park - latest results

Festival of Sails - Georgia hits ball out of park - latest results

'SAILING - Festival Of Sails 2012, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Geelong (AUS), 28/01/2012. Premier A Division winner Georgia'    Teri Dodds/ Festival of Sails ©

Jim Farmer’s New Zealand Botin & Carkeek 52, Georgia, sailed the final Festival of Sails race and with their nine point finish from eight races, hit the ball so far out of the park it may never be found.

Georgia wrapped up the Audi Geelong Centre Premier Racing Series Division A by a 12 point margin. Jason Van Der Slot’s TP52, Calm, finished next on 21 points and then Rob Hanna’s TP52, Shogun V, on 24 points.

The gun New Zealand boat had enough points to stay ashore today, but the crew opted to complete the series in the spirit of the regatta, which they did in style with their fifth corrected time win under a hot sun and in the light ESE breeze that dialled left to the ENE and built, the race committee shifting the finish line accordingly.

Of his first Festival of Sails experience a delighted Farmer said, 'Perfect weather, flat water, lots of boat speed for us and no mistakes.

Of his crew, 'They are all very good sailors as well as being terrific people to be with. At the end of the day that’s what it’s about'.

Farmer made some changes to the boat following last year’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, putting in a deeper draft keel and buying new sails.

'We have got it right now, going deeper with the draft and buying North 3DI jibs from the Team New Zealand’s designer'.

Farmer spoke very highly of the extraordinary organisation that has gone into accommodating 300 plus boats and 3,000 sailors at one yacht club.

'The race management was excellent; it’s probably the best run regatta I’ve ever been to. Just getting all these boats in here is amazing,' he said referring to Royal Geelong Yacht Club’s marina where boats have been packed and stacked in close quarters.

Kiwi Chris Dickson sprinkled magic dust all over the racetrack for Georgia this week.

Shogun V’s tactician Grant Simmer acknowleded the effort by his America’s Cup compadre at this morning’s presentation breakfast 'An old mate of mine, Chris Dickson, has been tactician on Georgia and he’s given us a sailing lesson,' Simmer acknowledged.

On beating the Aussies at their own regatta, Dickson said, 'We’ve done enough racing up and down the east coast of Australia we feel part of the family'.

Jason Van Der Slot’s Calm, with Barney Walker calling tactics, lived up to its moniker and was consistent over the series. 'We sailed our own races and chipped away,' said the owner/skipper this afternoon.

'Georgia this week was in another league, we didn’t expect them to be that quick. In the lighter airs they blitzed everyone,' he added.

'I do believe it’s possible to beat them, but when they sail perfectly and put a faultless week in, they deserve their result' chimed in Walker, giving credit where credit is due.

Premier Racing Series division 2

Grant Botica’s Adams 10, Executive Decision, outclassed the rest of the Premier Racing Series Division 2 starters, finishing with 10 points from seven races.

'We had it in the bag at the start of the race so we were more relaxed today,' said Botica dockside. 'The level of competition this year was fantastic.... fantastic people as well,' he said motioning to the three Beneteaus rafted up next to him which took out second to fourth places.

Botica has successfully defending his title at the 168th edition of the Festival of Sails. 'This is the second year in a row we have won the event. We had the conditions on our side,' he admitted.

Second was Bruce McCraken’s Ikon and third was Alan Woodward’s Reverie, both Beneteau First 45s.

Sydney 38s

Bruce Taylor’s winning Sydney 38, Chutzpah38, is already on its way back to Melbourne this afternoon. A sixth today narrowed their lead to just two points, but was enough to get them over the line.

'We tried to cover everyone today and ended up covering no-one,' said Taylor.

'Anyone of the top four boats would have been worthy winners. There’s a great spirit among the Sydney 38 crews, it’s a fantastic owner driver, one-design class.

Chutzpah38 took the series from Chris Lewin’s Another Challenge, on 12 points, and Andrew Mollison’s Sierra Chainsaw on 23 points.

Festival Of Sails 2012, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Geelong (AUS), Chutzpah - Sydney 38s -  Teri Dodds- Festival?nid=93362 of Sails ©  


Full results here




by Lisa Ratcliff

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=93362

5:39 AM Sun 29 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 Festival of Sails

Related News Stories:

06 Feb 2012  Festival of Sails 2012 images by Guido Brandt
02 Feb 2012  Festival of Sails images by Beth Morley
02 Feb 2012  Festival of Sails Williamstown to Geelong Passage Race images
30 Jan 2012  Festival of Sails - U.S. yachting photographer says it’s one of a kind
29 Jan 2012  Festival of Sails - Biddy Hu 11 skipper wins memory story competition
29 Jan 2012  Festival of Sails 2012 - Festival Finale + results
29 Jan 2012  Festival of Sails 2012 - Bourke wins SB3 Victorian Championship
29 Jan 2012  Festival of Sails - Variety families try sailing
29 Jan 2012  Melges 24 Australian Championships day 3 - Melges mix it up
29 Jan 2012  Festival of Sails 2012 - Families meld in Melges
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World









International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























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












U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
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   


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