Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Isotak Ocean

Important win for Wobbly Boot in Edges Boat Yard sprint race series

by Ian Grant on 19 Nov 2012
Wobbly Boot Ian Grant
Perseverance played a major role when Craig Piccinelli and his Wobbly Boot crew recorded another important win in the Edges Boat Yard sprint race series over the Whitsunday Sailing Club course on Pioneer Bay.

They were held to a slow time when the breeze started to fade late in the day however Wobbly Boot the smallest in the fleet still managed with the skill of her crew to record an important two minute corrected handicap win.

While their arch rivals the John Galloway skippered Queensland Marine Services and the Charles Wallis skippered Reignition became tactically involved in a close duel for the minor places.

As he revealed Craig Piccinelli was on the top of the tactical game to show that Wobbly Boot can produce the required all angle boat speed to protect her .907 time correction factor when confronted with softer wind velocities.

They won their battle by making sure there were no time consuming foul ups in their sail handling and tactical strategy to leave Queensland Marine Services (.929) Reignition (1.061) and the line honours winner Tulip (1.148) to become involved in their own private race for the minor places before Queensland Marine Services finally filled second 42 second ahead of Reignition with Tulip another eight seconds astern.

This was an important victory for the progressive championship leader Wobbly Boot as they settle into the final month of racing to decide the short course racing crew for 2012.

They have recorded a string of minor results since returning to club racing after recording a disappointing result in the Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week in late August.

However following her important win Wobbly Boot is now well back on track to wrap up the 2012 Edges Boat Yard trophy series when the final race is decided next month.

Meanwhile Dan White managed to protect his sailing space in the slower sailing conditions which prevailed for the Division 3 class to steer Riff Raff to a 46 second line honours win over the Alan Sneddon helmed Pacific Phoenix while Brian Fleming steered Concubine into third another 20 seconds astern.

Unfortunately Roger Boast and his Serendipity crew who finished almost five minutes behind Riff Raff had sailed fast enough to protect her low rating to deny the Riff Raff crew the chance of securing the line honours and handicap double when Serendipity officially claimed her 43 second victory over Riff Raff who just managed to beat Concubine by four seconds.
Kilwell - 3Bakewell-White Yacht DesignInSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

2016 TP52 Super Series – Images from races four and five by Max Ranchi
Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races four and five Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races four and five
Posted today at 6:02 pm
14th C. Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic and Regatta in history books
Many of the sailors taking part have competed in at least five regattas with some returning to sail 10 or more years. Many of the sailors taking part have competed in at least five Clagett regattas with some returning to sail 10 or more years. Both the US and Canadian sailing teams heading for Rio in September for the 2016 Paralympics are Clagett alumni and six out of the 15 teams taking part in the Sonar class in Rio have attended The Clagett over its 14 year history.
Posted today at 4:41 pm
GC32 Racing Tour – Can one town tip the scales for Armin Strom Team?
With a population of 6500, Kerikeri is known for rural surroundings, plentiful orchards and a true laid back Kiwi life Kerikeri, one of New Zealand’s most northernmost towns is where team manager Sharon Ferris-Choat, bowman Alex Bryning, boat captain Ned Dalbeth Hudson and two-time Kiwi Olympian Andrew Murdoch, the latest addition to Armin Strom Sailing Team, all grew up. Their passion for sailing ignited while attending Kerikeri High School.
Posted today at 3:34 pm
Clipper Race fleet enjoys strong westerlies at start of Ocean Sprint
The frontrunners have started the Ocean Sprint, gunning for all-important two extra points to add to leaderboard tally. LMAX Exchange is now leading the fleet, 6.5 nautical miles ahead of yesterday’s race leader ClipperTelemed+, which is four nautical miles ahead of home port entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire in third position. Those three teams have started the Ocean Sprint section this morning.
Posted today at 11:42 am
18ft skiffs - Yamaha wins the long race lottery at Mark Foy Worlds
After a general recall and an individual recall the fleet set off on long race in a light breeze of about four knots. After a general recall and an individual recall the fleet set off on the long race in a light breeze of about four knots. C-Tech won the start with a port hander and the remainder of the fleet quickly tacked over to head towards the top mark, MalaMala Island.
Posted today at 6:37 am
2016 52 Super Series - Day 2 action-shots by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2016 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action. Photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2016 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action.
Posted today at 3:00 am
Big fleet racing in store for Sailing Series Melges 20 - Act 4
The entry list for the final 2016 Sailing Series® Melges 20 event is long, lean and mean with more than 50 teams The entry list for the final 2016 Sailing Series® Melges 20 event is long, lean and mean with more than 50 teams scheduled to attend, and will potentially surpass all-time Class attendance records with 15 different nations from around the world being represented: Austria, Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Africa
Posted today at 2:34 am
Azzurra wins the second day of the Audi Settimana delle Bocche
The second day of racing at the classic regatta hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda saw a big shakeup in positions. The day’s very light breezes forced the Racing Committee to substitute the scheduled coastal race with a windward/leeward race that began at 2:00 PM in light and unstable breezes that tended to shift towards the right.
Posted on 29 Jun
Underdogs and top dogs sniff out the best breeze at 52 Super Series
In a shifting light-breeze which kept tacticians on their toes, home favourites Azzurra scored their first race win. The gentle breeze moved 50 degrees right over the duration of the race, requiring successive changes to the course axis on each leg of race three of the series. It proved a good day for the underdogs too as XIO and Paprec, two of the oldest boats in the fleet, scrapped over the early lead.
Posted on 29 Jun
2016 TP52 Super Series – Race three images by Max Ranchi
Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from race three Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from race three
Posted on 29 Jun