Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Melanin Lenses

Magnetic Island Race Week – Consistent campaign for Black Label

by Tracey Goodwin on 20 Sep 2012
Black Label at Maggi from transom - Magnetic Island Race Week 2012 Ensign Ship Brokers http://www.ensignbrokers.com.au
Magnetic Island Race Week 2012, hosted by Townsville Yacht Club, was held from 30th August to 4th September.

Following two very intense weeks doing both Airlie Beach Race Week and Hamilton Island Race Weeks it was time to kick it back a gear and cruise on up to Magnetic Island for the Race Week everyone is talking about.

Magnetic Island has a great relaxed feel, a slice of heaven from the moment you dock. With a quick glance around you recognise the faces from the yachts you’ve already raced, and you wonder- who has the stamina to see this one through?

Held in the waters straight off the island, the races don’t start before 11am and the start is a quick motor away- perfect for a little bit of after racing mischief. This is the formula that has everyone heading back for more!

‘Black Label’ ran a consistent campaign, racing in overall second Place. As per Lee Randall’s usual style he managed to have a brand new yacht in great racing order, a crew to match and a sold sticker on the transom by the end of the regatta. A tradition that seems to have nice benefits for the yacht owner and her crew!

'Yes, I’m very lucky to have two from two, but I’m looking forward to many more! The Ensign Racing formula is such that we have a high quality race yacht with all the kit, a skilled team and a lot of fun after racing, hopefully all falling into place with the sale of the yacht at the end of the regatta- allowing the owner to upgrade to a faster program or look at more options.'

'The racing between the First 40’s in the past few weeks has been nothing less than exciting. With photo finishes and places being decided by seconds, it says a lot for the nature of our owners and the enthusiasm for like boat racing. All in all, I’m proud of the result and look forward to doing it all Ensign Magnetic Island Race Week website
upffront 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht DesignZhik Dinghy 660x82

Related Articles

2014 Optimist World Championship - Nicolas Rolaz emerges victorious
Switzerland's Nicolas Rolaz has been crowned 2014 Optimist World Champion after a strong week of sail boat racing. Switzerland's Nicolas Rolaz has been crowned 2014 Optimist World Champion after a strong week of sail boat racing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During a morning wait for wind the boys were playing 'metegol' and ping pong all together, exchanging t-shirts and talking with friends.
Posted on 1 Nov 2014
Optimist World Championship 2014 - Strong winds for the second stage
First part of Optimist Worlds had light winds, lot of current and little waves but today it changed completely. Optimist World Championship 2014 - Six races were made last week and the fleet was divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each fleet has 70 sailors. This first part of this championship had light winds, lot of current and little waves but today it changed completely: The wind gauge marked 23 Knots on the race area, the waves were high and short.
Posted on 29 Oct 2014
2014 Optimist World Championship - Race started with a clear day
Optimist World Champs - 38 Countries competed in the OptiWorld Team Racing Championship. The regattas were very intense 2014 Optimist World Championship - 38 Countries competed in the OptiWorld Team Racing Championship. The regattas were very intense. Conditions were challenging as usual. The shallow waters, combined with strong current and five kn Breeze made it very hard for the sailors.
Posted on 26 Oct 2014
Optimist World Championship - First stage finished
The first stage of the OptiWorlds Argentina 2014 schedule has finished today. 2014 Optimist World Championship - The first stage of the OptiWorlds Argentina 2014 schedule has finished today. The fleet was divided in three equal parts: the first third is gold, the second one is silver and the last fleet is bronze. This individual regatta continues next Tuesday.
Posted on 25 Oct 2014
Etchells World Championship 2012 - David Edwards on winning the Worlds
Our Etchells World Championship campaign came together from the bones of the Sputnik Farr 40 team Our Etchells World Championship campaign came together from the bones of the Sputnik Farr 40 team, which was a team that had a great deal of fun sailing together. We figured most of us on Sputnik had sailed Etchells at some point, the Worlds were going to be in Sydney in 2012, it should be fun and we should give it a go. Right? Getting started wasn’t really any more complicated than that
Posted on 8 Apr 2012
Etchells Worlds 2012 final race images by Ingrid Abery
Yesterday was the final day of racing at the 2012 Etchells Worlds. Ingrid Abery images Yesterday was the final day of racing at the 2012 Etchells Worlds, sailed in the waters off Sydney Heads
Posted on 26 Feb 2012
Etchells Worlds 2012 - Sail-World interviews some of the key players
Dockside interviews with Etchells Worlds 2012 key players. After the last race of the Etchells Worlds 2012 Sail-World.com interviewed the top four place getters dockside at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron - Tom King (Iron Lotus), Graeme Taylor (Magpie), John Bertrand (Triad) and Jud Smith (Roulette), as well as 2010 Sailor of the Year Tom Slingsby (Triad).
Posted on 26 Feb 2012
Etchells Worlds – The 2012 Champion is crowned
The ninth and final race in the 2012 Etchells World Championship was scheduled to start on the Manly Circle at 12 noon The ninth and final race in the 2012 Etchells World Championship was scheduled to start on the Manly Circle at 12 noon, Saturday 25 February. The match up everyone was waiting for was between Tom King (Iron Lotus) and Graeme ‘GT’ Taylor (Magpie), second on the leader board.
Posted on 25 Feb 2012
Etchells Worlds 2012 Sydney - Final Day forecast and full results list
Etchells Worlds 2012 Sydney - A Postcard day forecast for Race 9 in the series Etchells Worlds 2012 Sydney - A Postcard day forecast for Race 9 in the series. The fleet is heading for the Manly Circle course
Posted on 25 Feb 2012
Etchells Worlds 2012 interviews with top contenders - Who will win?
Sail-World.com interviewed Tom King, Graeme Taylor, John Bertrand and Jud Smith. At the Etchells Worlds 2012, Sail-World.com interviewed the top title contenders after four days of competition - Tom King (Iron Lotus), Graeme Taylor (Magpie), John Bertrand (Triad) and Jud Smith (Roulette).
Posted on 25 Feb 2012