Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad

International Jury reverses decision to abandon Race 7 of Etchells Worlds – last race today

by Peter Campbell on 7 Aug 2004
The International Jury at the ACE Etchells World Championship 2004 this morning reinstated Race 7 of the regatta, reversing its decision of last night to abandon the race and order a resale today.

This means that the Championship, being sailed off Mooloolaba on the Queensland Sunshine Coast, will go ahead with just the eighth and final race to be sailed instead of also having to also run a resail of Race 7.

The Jury announced their revised decision this morning to a meeting of representatives of each of the 85 competing boats and the Chairman of the Race Committee, admitting that it erred in originally abandoning Race.

However, the matter is not over, with three boats, Racer XY (Jason Muir), Zulu (Andrew Hunn) and Squid (Chris Pratt) subsequently lodging applications for redress from the Jury’s decision. Satu II (Grant Wharington) is seeking a re-opening of the hearing,

The Jury is hearing these applications before the fleet is sent to sea to contest Race 8, which not likely to be before 11am, with a start for Race 8 not expected until 12 noon or later.

Going into the final race, only two boats have a chance to win the 2004 World Championship – Tom Pepper XVIII skippered by Peter McNeill from Lake Macquarie and Pacesetter skippered by Cameron Miles from Pittwater.

McNeill is on 47 points after discarding his worst race, Miles is on 49 points. In third place overall is America’s Cup legend Dennis Conner, sailing Menace from the San Diego fleet, who has 67 points on the board. Odyssey (Julian Plante) is on 72 points, as is Satu (Glen Collings).

Last night, the Jury denied 14 requests for redress arising from the Race Committee’s decision yesterday morning to abandon its first attempt to sail Race 7 of the eight race championship following a 45 degree windshift.

In a verbal announcement to protestors, the Jury ruled that the action of the Race Committee was in accordance with Rule 32.1(e) of the racing rules of sailing. However, the Jury then declared the subsequent running of Race 7 as invalid because of the time of the start.

This morning, the Jury called a meeting of one representative from each of the 85 competing yachts and the Chairman of the Race Committee and issued printed details of the Protest Hearing.

In Facts Found, the Jury announced:

1. The RC abandoned Race 7, as the leading boats were part way through the second leg.

2. The RC started the resail of Race 7 at 13.25 hours.

3. Sunset was at 17.22 hours.

4. Class Rules Appendix A 11D(3) requires no start for course 2 to be within 4 hours of sunset.

5. SI 15.1 states time limit for Course 1 is 4 hours and for Course 2 is 3 hours from the starting signal.

6. SI 1.3 states: “The International Etchells Class Association rules will apply except as modified by these Sailing Instructions. The Class Governors have approved all variations from Class Rules Appendices in these instructions.

The Jury announced that in denying claims for redress by competitors and then reinstating Race 7, its Conclusions and the Rules that Apply, were:

Race 7 was abandoned by the Race Committee in accordance with RRS 32.1(e). There was no improper action of the Race Committee in abandoning Race 7.

There was an improper action of the Race Committee in starting the resail of Race 7 within four hours of sunset, in breach of Etchells Class Rule A 11D(3).

The Sailing Instructions do not amend Etchells Class Rule Appendix A11D(3) in that SI 15.1 refers to a time limit to complete the race and Etchells Class Rule Appendix 11D(3) limits the start time of a race.

The Jury erred in awarding redress by abandoning Race 7 as during the hearing no boat demonstrated that the improper action of the Race Committee resulted in their finishing place in Race 7 or the series was made significantly worse through no fault of their own.

Provisional ten top boats after seven races, with one discard:

1. Tom Pepper XVIII (Peter McNeill, Lake Macquarie) 2-8-11-13-9-4-(37), 47 points.

2. Pacesetter (Cameron Miles, Pittwater) 11-12-8-5-11-3-33, 49 points

3. Menace (Dennis Conner, San Diego) 23-11-(44)-8-2-19-4, 67 points

4. Odyssey (Julian Plante, Pittwater) 13-1-29-18-(42)-8-3, 72 points

5. Satu (Glen Collings, Mornington) 14-23-16-12-(28)-1-6, 72 points

6. Moody Blues (Rob Bird, Perth) 48-2-(51)-11-12-9-7, 89 points

7. Squid (Chris Pratt, Adelaide) 9-(40)-6-25-11-7-36, 94 points

8. Whooshka (Lucas Down, Mooloolaba) 29-(47)-1-31-5-23-8, 97 points

9. Racer X (Mark Bradford, Brisbane) 28-5-14-39-(46)-10-1, 97 points

10. Satu II (Grant Wharington, Mornington) 49-19-17-4-10-3-(68), 102 points.
Wildwind 2016 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht DesignMackay Boats

Related Articles

Broo Premium Lager Musto HPS Worlds- Images from the Final Day
Two races were sailed on the final day of the Broo Premium Lager Musto High Performance Skiff Worlds on Port Phillip Bay Two races were sailed on the final day of the Broo Premium Lager Musto High Performance Skiff Worlds on Port Phillip Bay. Sadly the big seabreeze which had been threatening all day did not kick in until after racing had finished for the day, however there were some good rides as GBR's Daniel Henderson took a firm grip on the World title as the racing progressed.
Posted on 17 Jan 2011
Broo Premium Lager Musto Performance Skiff Worlds - Final Day
The Port Phillip Bay seabreeze, for which Melbourne is renowned, stayed away today until after the Broo Premium Lager Mu The Port Phillip Bay seabreeze, for which Melbourne is renowned, stayed away today until after the Broo Premium Lager Musto Performance Skiff Worlds, and then it came in and played with a vengeance. Following a brief postponement ashore, the AP flag was lowered at 11:30 and the competitors launched into an 8 knot southerly breeze. Race 10 was general recalled at 12:32 with the wind at 190 degr
Posted on 16 Jan 2011
Two World titles for young British sailor in Broo Musto Skiff Worlds
Young British sailor, Daniel Henderson (21) has scored the double in the Broo Premium Lager Musto Performance Skiff Worl Young British sailor, Daniel Henderson (21) has scored the double in the Broo Premium Lager Musto Performance Skiff World Championships, sailed from the Black Rock Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne. After 11 of the 12 races sailed, Henderson won the World title and the Youth title backing up compatriot Lawrie Smith, who yesterday won the World Dragon Championships, from the Royal Bright
Posted on 16 Jan 2011
Musto Skiff Worlds images by Shane Barker
Images from today's Musto Skiff Worlds action at Black Rock Yacht Club presented by photographer Shane Barker. Images from today's Musto Skiff Worlds action at Black Rock Yacht Club presented by photographer Shane Barker.
Posted on 15 Jan 2011
Broo Premium Lager Musto Performance Skiff Worlds - blue skies return
Following a postponement ashore, the first start of race 8 got under way at 13:30 in 6-8knots from 170 degrees. Following a postponment ashore, the first start of race 8 got under way at 13:30 in 6-8knots from 170 degrees. This was promptly general recalled by the race management team and the fleet returned to try again.
Posted on 15 Jan 2011
Musto Performance Skiff Worlds Day 3 - Aussie leads
Race 5 of the Broo Beer Musto Performance Skiff World Championships started at 11:05. Race 5 - Following a short postponment, race 5 of the Broo Beer Musto Performance Skiff World Championships started at 11:05 with the breeze at between 010 and 020 and 10-12knots.
Posted on 13 Jan 2011
Images from Broo Premium Lager Musto HP Skiff Worlds - Day 2
Sail-World's camera was out on the water for the action in the only race sailed on Day 2 of the Broo Premium Lager Must Sail-World's camera was out on the water for the action in the only race sailed on Day 2 of the Broo Premium Lager Musto HP Skiff Worlds - Day 2. Two races were initially to be sailed however the ever changing Melbourne weather patterns put paid to that plan - and only on was sailed. Here is the first of two galleries of the action.
Posted on 12 Jan 2011
Carnage camera at the Musto Performance Skiff Worlds
as always with high powered skiffs operating on the edge of control - accidents do happen, Micro weather systems played merry hell with competitors and race officials at the Broo Premium Lager sponsored Musto Performance Skiff World championship at Black Rock Yacht Club, Melbourne, Australia. However as always with high powered skiffs operating on the edge of control - accidents do happen, and Sail-World's camera caught a few from Day 2 of the World Championship.
Posted on 12 Jan 2011
Safety tested at Broo Premium Lager Musto Performance Skiff Worlds
Only one race was sailed in the Broo Premium Lager sponsored Musto Performance Skiff World championship at Black Rock Ya Only one race was sailed in the Broo Premium Lager sponsored Musto Performance Skiff World championship at Black Rock Yacht Club, Melbourne, Australia. The first, and as it turned out to be, only race of Day 2 of the World Championships got under way in a warm Northerly breeze at 11:45.
Posted on 12 Jan 2011
Musto Performance Skiff 2011 World Championship update
Well it’s only a couple of weeks to go before the Broo Worlds in Australia. Musto Performance Skiff 2011 World Championship update - Well it’s only a couple of weeks to go before the Broo Worlds in Australia. The sun is shining and the water is gradually warming up.
Posted on 16 Dec 2010