sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Macquarie Access Worlds - Bullets of wind propel Kiwi sailors + Video
Macquarie Access Worlds - Bullets of wind propel Kiwi sailors + Video

'Tim and Jan sailing with a borrowed australian sail - Macquarie access world championship 2012'    Robert Hielkema    Click Here to view large photo

Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel are competing at the Access World Championships in the Paralympic SKUD 18 class. The pair have been nominated to represent New Zealand at the Paralympics and are working hard to prove they are worth selecting. I caught up with Tim and Jan after day two and with four races complete.

Tim was very happy with how the team performed 'the day was good, excellent actually the end result is very good two seconds, we are pretty happy with that.

It would have been nice to knock off Aussie Dan from his first place. 'It was a little disappointing not to strike harder at the start of the regatta. We were very pleased to get the boat round the course with the mast up considering the conditions.

There was 25-30 knots South South West, flat water with some massive bullets of wind coming over the hill in Middle Harbour North Sydney. 'It was Head out of the Boat sailing, you really have to be watching those puffs and have the mainsheet out of the cleat.' Tim explained that he got very close to the water today as the boat tipped over and the 140 kg keel worked hard to keep them upright. 'I gave my ribs a bit of a work out in the seat.'

Timing the start was hard work, especially in the puffy winds 'the clock went really slow and we were going way too fast, we knew we were early and needed to kill some time, we ended up reaching down the line, motored over the top of one of the Aussie boats then shot back up into the wind. If the line had been twice as long we would have been sitting sweet.' He says with a laugh.

'The whole day was a buzz, when it’s that windy you are pretty pumped up and alert.'

The pair from Auckland are now two days into the regatta, and they would dearly like to take a couple of races off Dan. 'We believe we can beat them so the next job is to prove it. So far we have achieved our goals sitting in second place. The dice has rolled our way a bit and it’s nice to be on the lucky side of it, we hope it continues to land our way.



Tim and Jan sailing with a borrowed australian sail - Macquarie access world championship 2012 -  Robert Hielkema   Click Here to view large photo

Macquarie Access World Championships website


by Robert Hielkema

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=95899

8:04 AM Tue 10 Apr 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

10 Apr 2012  Macquarie Access World Championships - Testing conditions
10 Apr 2012  Macquarie Access World Championships - Close racing in big breeze
09 Apr 2012  Macquarie Access World Championships day 1 - Tight competition
09 Apr 2012  Macquarie Access World Championships declared open
09 Apr 2012  Macquarie Access Worlds opening - Politicians attending






News - USA and the World











470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,
















































Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,








ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica   
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club   
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day   
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3   
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here   
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier   
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race   
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target   
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage   
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT