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MC38 Australian Championship - Consistent sailing for the Vino crew

'The fleet under spinnaker - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014'    © Andrea Francolini / Audi

It is early days, but there are three yachts putting the pressure on in the MC38 Australian Championship, and following two more races being completed on day two of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week today, the glasses were being charged to winemaker, Chris Hancock, and his Vino crew.

Hancock, the Deputy Executive Chairman of Robert Oatley Vineyards, held by friend and Hamilton Island owner, Bob Oatley, has so far sailed consistently in the top three, adding a second and a bullet to his third place in yesterday’s shortened Lindeman Island Race.

Winning at Hamilton Island last year, Hancock has made a solid start to defending that and aiming at the Australian title, which is wide open as defending champion, Andrew Hunn (Voodoo Chile) is missing from the event.

Hancock, who is representing Hamilton Island YC and Middle Harbour YC, said early tonight: 'Yes, I had a couple of celebratory wines with the crew, but I’m quite tired, so it will be an early night.'

The Sydneysider put their performance down to: 'Excellent crew work with no mistakes. Brett (Ellis - tactician) was on top of his game – we took our chances and they paid off.'

However, the Vino crew are not resting on their laurels, as the expected sparring between the current top three has been tense and will continue to be so, according to Hancock. Vino and Leslie Green’s Ginger (CYCA) are on equal points, with John Bacon’s Dark Star (RPAYC) just three points behind, while others are giving chase.

Ginger on approach to a mark on Day 2 -  © Andrea Francolini - Audi  

Races 2 and 3, conducted on windward/leeward courses, were hotly contested. Ginger came away with the spoils in the earlier race, with Vino less than a minute behind. Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan followed just over a minute later for third place. The seven-boat fleet sailed in a light 6-8 knot southerly that shifted left as the race wore on.

There was a longish break between races as officials waited for the breeze to settle. Once it did, the course was moved closer to Catseye Bay as a light six knot breeze just south of east came into play. Once again, it shifted left throughout the race.

Dark Star on Day 2 -  © Andrea Francolini - Audi  

In Race 3, Vino had the upper hand over Dark Star and Ginger, with 42 seconds between the top two and Ginger a further 19 seconds adrift. Hooligan was fourth, and akin to the lone international entry, Sergio Sagramoso’s Lazy Dog from Puerto Rico, this is Blackmore’s first outing in the class, and he is already making her presence felt

Maybe local knowledge helped Hooligan (RPAYC) along today. Decorated sailor Glenn Bourke, the Hamilton Island CEO for the past six and a half years, replaced an ill crew member. He totally dominated the SB3 class at Hamilton Island in 2011, so he would have been a godsend for Blackmore who has sailed at the Island multiple times himself.

Hooligan leads the pack -  © Andrea Francolini - Audi  

Unable to contest yesterday’s shortened Lindeman Island Race, Ross Hennessy (RPAYC) got his eye in quickly to take fourth in Race 2 of the Championship, before falling to fifth in Race 3.

A good dose of sunshine did not go astray or unnoticed either. Moods improved accordingly, especially for those who have escaped cold winters elsewhere. Crews described it as a ‘glamour’ day.

McConaghy 38

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

Provisional Results

Updated:  18/08/2014  15:35:06

Series Results [OD] up to Race 3

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

Sers Score

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

3R

Vino

HI101

Chris Hancock

6.0

1.0

2.0

3.0

2

 

Ginger

38011

Leslie Green

6.0

3.0

1.0

2.0

3

 

Dark Star

AUS38002

John Bacon

9.0

2.0

6.0

1.0

4

 

Hooligan

AUS521

Marcus Blackmore

11.0

4.0

3.0

4.0

5

 

Ghost Rider

403

Ross Hennessy

16.0

5.0

4.0

7.0

6

 

Assassin

9999N

Robin Crawford

17.0

6.0

5.0

6.0

7

 

Lazy Dog

PUR38015

Sergio Sagramoso

19.0

7.0

7.0

5.0


Racing continues tomorrow (Tuesday) with officials planning up to three windward/leeward races starting from 11.00am local time.

Hamilton Island Race Week
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by Di Pearson, MC38 media


  

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