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Juniors, families, and classics - plenty of stories in the MG14 fleet!

by Rohan Nosworthy on 11 Jan 2013
Father and Son combo - Jeremy and Richard Dodds - MG14 National Titles Rohan Nosworthy
Day four of the Zhik MG14 National Titles, and a great ENE breeze of 12-15knots allowed all boats across the fleet to savour the conditions on beautiful Port Stephens. However, the best stories of the regatta are coming from outside the top few boats!

Young brothers, Cameron (14) and Nathan (12) Kaul, only began sailing four months ago, and first launched a spinnaker three weeks ago! Sailing their custom restored 1996 National Champ boat - 316 Stainless - the boys have shown amazing tenacity and skill to brave the conditions this week. They have been seen in amongst the bulk of the fleet in the early stages of each race, and had the wind gods been a bit kinder, might have been able to shown some clean heels to a lot of the boats.

Cameron and Nathan's brother, Braden (12), is sailing with old-salt Warren Sykes, and has done a fantastic job in the front of the boat. He is displaying skills which shadow his stature and short sailing career, and he will be a force to be reckoned with in the future.

Female crews are also showing that gender is no barrier to success in the class, with awesome performances on the water by last season's champion Sophie Holt, Lara Mansfield crewing for her father Brian, and Sarah Amos guiding husband Peter around the course. Rebekah Dodds is keeping Fergo in line, Emma Gearing is telling Aaron Gore which way to go, and Jan Wooley is ensuring her husband Howard is behaving and always trying his hardest.


Father and son combos are also common, and while it is a point of 'negotiation' for who is in-charge, they seem to be a good combo. Richard and Jeremy Dodds, Mark and Paddy Holt, Gavan and Bailey Pereira, and Gary Reeves and Kerry Beatty all seem to be able to make the formula work.

And the newest boat number in the fleet, is actually the oldest boat here. 413 - Stayin Alive - first launched back in the 1970's as an NS14, has just been converted to an MG, and is being piloted admirably around the course by Port Hunter stalwarts Ben and William Rigby. Great to see an old boat getting a new lease of life.

Racing concludes on Friday from 11am, with two races scheduled to wrap up the series. Places are close and up for grabs, and the competition will continue to the fall of the last flag.

Prizes for the regatta are proudly sponsored by Zhik, Harken, Barracouta Sails and Mid Coast Sails.









Overall Scratch:

Plc

Sail
No

Boat Name
(Boat Type)

Skipper/Crew

From

Race 1
7-Jan

Race 2
7-Jan

Race 3
8-Jan

Race 4
8-Jan

Race 5
9-Jan

Race 6
10-Jan

Race 7
10-Jan

Drop

Total

1

407

Einhorn
Tiger

Chris Eddes
Nigel Blatchford

Connells Point

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

2

6

2

397

Aqua Pest
Tiger

Drew Van Ryn
Bryce Edwards

Cronulla SC

2

2

1

2

3

5

DNC
(22.00)

22

15

3

411

Into The Mystic
Mystic Moondance

Rohan Nosworthy
Sophie Holt

Queens Lake SC

3

4

3

5

2

2

2

5

16

4

409

Hullabaloo
Mystic Moondance

Mark Holt
Paddy Holt

Queens Lake SC

4

7

4

6

4

3

4

7

25

5

405

Vitamin Sea
Aero 11a

Josh Tasker
Ryan Narborough

Cronulla SC

7

3

9

3

5

6

3

9

27

6

398

Thats Gold
Aero 10

Richard Dodds
Jeremy Dodds

Taree Aquatic

5

6

10

4

6

4

5

10

30

7

408

Retro
Aero 10

Greg Roche
Ben Petrisic

Taree Aquatic

8

5

8

8

8

7

7

8

43

8

394

Wineot
Aero 12

David Hardaker
Jay Smith

Taree Aquatic

9

8

14

12

7

8

6

14

50

9

401

Blues Brothers
Tiger

Warren Sykes
Braden Kaul

Queens Lake SC

10

13

5

7

11

10

10

13

53

10

371

Foxee
Fever

John Hickey
Phillip Moore

Toronto Amateur SC

6

9

6

15

DNF
(22.00)

11

8

22

55

11

338

Xanadu
Tequila 99

Gary Reeves
Kerry Beatty

St George SC

11

11

12

10

DNS
(22.00)

12

12

22

68

12

346

Blew True
Tequila 99

Peter Amos
Sarah Amos

Illawarra YC

17

DNF
(22.00)

7

13

10

9

15

22

71

13

328

Filthy Fase
Force 5

David Wilde
Paul Connelly

Toronto Amateur SC

14

10

13

14

13

15

9

15

73

14

368

Phase X
Aero 11b

Stuart Ferguson
Rebekah Dodds

Taree Aquatic

12

15

11

11

DNF
(22.00)

16

11

22

76

15

378

Flame Boy
Aero 11b

Brian Mansfield
Lara Mansfield

Toronto Amateur SC

13

14

15

9

14

14

14

15

78

16

311

Mid-Coast Mowers
Aero 9

Gavan Pereira
Bailey Pereira

Taree Aquatic

15

DNS
(22.00)

19

16

9

13

16

22

88

17

382

Crikey
Tequila 99

Aaron Gore
Emma Gearing

Port Hunter

DNF
(22.00)

12

16

19

12

17

13

22

89

18

389

Final Phase
Tiger

Howard Wooley
Jan Wooley

St George SC

16

16

18

18

DNS
(22.00)

18

17

22

103

19

316

Stainless
Tequila 96

Cameron Kaul
Nathan Kaul

Queens Lake SC

18

DNS
(22.00)

17

17

DNS
(22.00)

19

18

22

111

20

353

Beat Route
Aero 11b

Peter Rothwell
Isaac Pace

Port Hunter

19

17

DNS
(22.00)

DNF
(22.00)

DNS
(22.00)

DNF
(22.00)

19

22

121

21

413

Stayin Alive
McConaghy

Ben Rigby
William Rigby

Port Hunter

20

DNF
(22.00)

20

DNF
(22.00)

DNS
(22.00)

20

DNF
(21.00)

22

125


Number of races completed: 7 | Number of drops allowed: 1

 

Overall Handicap:

Plc

Sail
No

Boat Name
(Boat Type)

Skipper/Crew

From

Race 1
7-Jan

Race 2
7-Jan

Race 3
8-Jan

Race 4
8-Jan

Race 5
9-Jan

Race 6
10-Jan

Race 7
10-Jan

Drop

Total

1

394

Wineot
Aero 12

David Hardaker
Jay Smith

Taree Aquatic

2

4

20

14

6

3

1

20

30

2

398

Thats Gold
Aero 10

Richard Dodds
Jeremy Dodds

Taree Aquatic

5

6

17

4

8

8

6

17

37

3

405

Vitamin Sea
Aero 11a

Josh Tasker
Ryan Narborough

Cronulla SC

13

1

18

6

7

12

2

18

41

4

311

Mid-Coast Mowers
Aero 9

Gavan Pereira
Bailey Pereira

Taree Aquatic

1

DNS
(22.00)

19

3

1

4

14

22

42

5

382

Crikey
Tequila 99

Aaron Gore
Emma Gearing

Port Hunter

DNF
(22.00)

3

11

19

2

6

5

22

46

6

409

Hullabaloo
Mystic Moondance

Mark Holt
Paddy Holt

Queens Lake SC

7

13

10

15

5

7

4

15

46

7

346

Blew True
Tequila 99

Peter Amos
Sarah Amos

Illawarra YC

20

DNF
(22.00)

1

5

3

1

18

22

48

8

378

Flame Boy
Aero 11b

Brian Mansfield
Lara Mansfield

Toronto Amateur SC

4

9

14

2

11

9

13

14

48

9

407

Einhorn
Tiger

Chris Eddes
Nigel Blatchford

Connells Point

18

8

8

7

9

10

8

18

50

10

411

Into The Mystic
Mystic Moondance

Rohan Nosworthy
Sophie Holt

Queens Lake SC

14

12

6

17

4

11

7

17

54

11

389

Final Phase
Tiger

Howard Wooley
Jan Wooley

St George SC

3

10

16

9

DNS
(22.00)

2

17

22

57

12

328

Filthy Fase
Force 5

David Wilde
Paul Connelly

Toronto Amateur SC

15

2

15

12

10

15

3

15

57

13

408

Retro
Aero 10

Greg Roche
Ben Petrisic

Taree Aquatic

12

5

13

16

14

5

9

16

58

14

401

Blues Brothers
Tiger

Warren Sykes
Braden Kaul

Queens Lake SC

6

17

2

13

12

14

15

17

62

15

368

Phase X
Aero 11b

Stuart Ferguson
Rebekah Dodds

Taree Aquatic

10

16

4

8

DNF
(22.00)

16

10

22

64

16

338

Xanadu
Tequila 99

Gary Reeves
Kerry Beatty

St George SC

11

7

12

10

DNS
(22.00)

13

12

22

65

17

397

Aqua Pest
Tiger

Drew Van Ryn
Bryce Edwards

Cronulla SC

17

11

5

11

13

20

DNC
(22.00)

22

77

18

371

Foxee
Fever

John Hickey
Phillip Moore

Toronto Amateur SC

8

15

7

18

DNF
(22.00)

19

11

22

78

19

316

Stainless
Tequila 96

Cameron Kaul
Nathan Kaul

Queens Lake SC

19

DNS
(22.00)

3

1

DNS
(22.00)

18

19

22

82

20

353

Beat Route
Aero 11b

Peter Rothwell
Isaac Pace

Port Hunter

9

14

DNS
(22.00)

DNF
(22.00)

DNS
(22.00)

DNF
(22.00)

16

22

105

21

413

Stayin Alive
McConaghy

Ben Rigby
William Rigby

Port Hunter

16

DNF
(22.00)

9

DNF
(22.00)

DNS
(22.00)

17

DNF
(21.00)

22

107


Number of races completed: 7 | Number of drops allowed: 1


Racing was fast and furious at the front, and the full results can be seen here
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