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Festival of Sails - Hooligan defends IRC Australian Championship title

'Audi IRC Australian Championship 2013'    Andrea Francolini Photography ©

Festival of Sails 2013 is being held in Geelong, Victoria, from 24th to 28th January. Marcus Blackmore’s black-hulled TP52 Hooligan from Sydney is at the Festival of Sails to defend its Audi IRC Australian Championship title. Today’s opening results left no doubt about the boat’s slickness on flat water, or the gifted crew’s ability to achieve back-to-back wins for the owner.

Hooligan collected three firsts from three starts to finish the day with a perfect score of three points, five points clear of the nearest boat, Rob Hanna’s Shogun V, another consistent finisher with a second and two thirds overall.
As always Blackmore, widely regarded a nifty owner/driver, has surrounded himself with the best in the business, including North Sails’ Richie Allanson, Terry Wetton and round-the-world yachtsmen Tom Addis, Dave Rolfe and Stu Bannatyne, among other stars.

Blackmore joked this afternoon that it’s the keenness of his round-the-world crew to get home that brings them back to shore so quickly.

'Today went better than we expected, Calm 2 was an unknown quantity and Shogun is always there,' said Blackmore back at Royal Geelong Yacht Club late this afternoon. 'It was a great start to the regatta but tomorrow is another day and with a bit of breeze the whole world could change.'

On a hazy Corio Bay, due to the grassfires burning on the opposite side of Port Phillip Bay, race one got underway in a light easterly that swung marginally to the east and had built to 10-12 knots by race two.

Yachting photographer Andrea Francolini announced during the early part of the day, 'There are more knots in my hair than out here'.

Conditions for the final race remained fairly consistent, the breeze dropping out slightly by the finish, back down to nine knots from the ESE. Race three’s starting sequence was interrupted by a massive left-hander, which forced the race committee to up anchors and re-set the starting gate and top mark.

The soft conditions and flat seas of Corio Bay suit the lightweight TP52s, which dominate division A in terms of numbers and so far, results.

Peter Harburg’s Queensland Reichel Pugh 66, Black Jack, named after Formula One motor racing legend Sir Jack Brabham, is really racing the clock rather than those in division A.

At 66 feet, the pocket maxi is well clear of the TP52s in terms of waterline length and therefore has to plan to spend the majority of its time in Geelong as a lonely only, out the in the lead racing in clear air against their handicap.

In Audi IRC Australian Championship division B, Bruce McCraken’s Beneteau First 45, Ikon, bucked the division A trend that favoured the lighter boats and came away from day one leading the division B pointscore from a fellow Beneteau 45 owner, Alan Woodward’s Reverie.

In Audi IRC division C, Grant Botica’s Royal Yacht Club of Victoria based Adams 10, Executive Decision, came away with two firsts and a second to be first overall, leading Roger Hickman’s Wild Rose from Sydney.
Tomorrow’s forecast southerly change means all the balls will be up in the air for the Championship contenders as they switch modes to long course racing.

The rest of the Festival of Sails fleet will make its way tomorrow to Geelong from off Point Ormond, Elwood, in the traditional Festival opener, the Melbourne to Geelong passage race.

Festival of Sails 2013 -  Andrea Francolini Photography ©  

Festival of Sails 2013 - Geelong, Victoria -  Andrea Francolini Photography ©  

Festival of Sails 2013 - Geelong, Victoria: Ginger -  Andrea Francolini Photography ©  

Festival of Sails 2013 - Geelong, Victoria -  Andrea Francolini Photography ©  

Festival of Sails 2013 - Geelong, Victoria -  Andrea Francolini Photography ©  

Festival of Sails 2013 - Geelong, Victoria -  Andrea Francolini Photography ©  


 

Series Results [IRC Div1] up to Race 3

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail No

Skipper

Sers Score

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

Hooligan

AUS521

Marcus Blackmore

3.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

2

 

Shogun v

AUS280

Rob Hanna

8.0

3.0

2.0

3.0

3

 

Calm 2

SM2052

Jason Van Der Slot

11.0

2.0

4.0

5.0

4

 

Black jack

52566

Peter Harburg

13.0

4.0

3.0

6.0

5

2.0S

Calm

SM5252

John Williams

14.0

6.0

6.0

2.0

6

 

Celestial

421

Sam Haynes

14.0

5.0

5.0

4.0

7

 

Frantic

GBR5211L

Michael Martin

21.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

 

Series Results [IRC Div2] up to Race 3

Place

Ties

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

From

Design

Sers Score

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

H1010

Ikon

Bruce McCraken

HBYC

Beneteau 45 First

6.0

1.0

2.0

3.0

2

 

B26

Reverie

Alan Woodward

RBYC

Beneteau First 45

7.0

2.0

1.0

4.0

3

 

38011

Ginger

Leslie Green

CYCA

Mc 38

11.0

7.0

3.0

1.0

4

 

10101

Equinox ii

Anthony Dunn

CYCA

Rp42

11.5

5.5

4.0

2.0

5

 

G14

Senna

Brendan Garner

RGYC

Beneteau First 45

14.0

3.0

6.0

5.0

6

 

B63

Schuss

Denis McConnell

RBYC

Beneteau First 45

16.0

4.0

5.0

7.0

7

 

AUS5585

Local mocean

Steven Richardson

RGYC

Farr 40 Od

18.5

5.5

7.0

6.0

 

Series Results [IRC Div3] up to Race 3

Place

Ties

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

From

Design

Sers Score

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

R1121

Executive decision

Grant Botica

RYCV

Adams 10

4.0

2.0

1.0

1.0

2

 

4343

Wild rose

Roger Hickman

CYCA

Farr 43

7.0

1.0

2.0

4.0

3

 

A35

Archie

Sally Rattle

DSS

Archambault A35

8.0

3.0

3.0

2.0

4

 

A33

Invincible

Harold Clark

BYC

Farr 1104

11.0

4.0

4.0

3.0


Full Results


by Lisa Ratcliff

  

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