sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Prince Philip Cup Australasian Dragon Championship day 1
Prince Philip Cup Australasian Dragon Championship day 1


'AUS210 Rob Campbell'    Jonny Fullerton

On day one of the Prince Philip Cup Australasian Dragon Championship, the infamous ‘Freo Doctor’ had already started to blow by the time the fleet of 26 Dragons set out onto the blustery waters of the Swan River.

PRO John Taylor set a three lap windward/leeward course in a strong sea breeze that begun with 18 - 22 knots but steadily increased to 25+ with some blasts of a whole lot more.

After his OCS the day before, Rob Campbell (UK) sailing Linnea got a peach of a start just a nose ahead from octaganarian Gordon Ingate in Whimsical who again aimed at the pin end with great accuracy.

The first beat was nip and tuck but Cambell’s team rounded the first windward mark just ahead of Andrew Foulkes (Tatsu) with Willy Parker on Scoundrel in close contention. The first run of the day set the trend for some real ‘rock n role`downwind surfing mixed with a smattering of Chinese gybes!

Gordon Ingate continued to chip away up the second beat whilst Peter Bowman on the wooden boat (Aeolus) made gains along the shore. The second run provided plenty of drama and a lot to keep the sailmakers happy!

Peter Massee ejected from Wizzardry for a swim in the Swan River only to be picked up by Peter Hay’s support vessel. Rob Black broke his vang and struggled to keep his Dragon from going airborne. Early trend setter Andrew Foulkes (Tatsu) suffered damage to his backstay and ultimately had to retire with a cracked mast.

AUS214 William Packer -  Jonny Fullerton  

It was becoming a war of attrition with another lap and a half to go, but Rob Campbell (Linnea) and his team continued to stretch his lead beyond the grasp of the chasing pack. Local Western Australian Willy Packer enjoyed a close tacking duel with Sydneysider Gordon Ingate for second with John Anderson (Achemar) working through the wounded fleet. Tommy Muller, the keelboat ace from Germany, also ploughed his way steadily through the fleet to join the leading pack.

The final downwind run saw several Dragon’s sailing with no spinnakers due to earlier damage and even the lead boat, Rob Campbell, dropped his kite to complete his final gybe only to round with a very late jib hoist!

Despite closing on the final leg, Gordon Ingate and crew David Jiles and Brad Sheridan just run out of runway to catch the flying Campbell and had to settle for second. William Packer, Denis Cullity and Julian Harding rounded off the podium.

'The last two tacks we overstood the finish but I just needed another leg to overtake Rob!' beamed a tired looking Gordon after the race.

AUS210 Rob Campbell finish -  Jonny Fullerton  

Rob Campbell was very complimentary of his crew members, John Moncrieff, John Low and particularly 14 year old Jame Stout.

'We started near the pin with a good clean start, went left and the wind backed so we were able to tack across the fleet. We kept extending with good boat speed. Having four onboard, including this heavy chap here helps in these conditions! I have an outstanding crew who got us out of a few difficult moments including 14 year old James who is the eyes and ears outside the boat.'

The Dragon class award the infamous ‘Mug of the Day’ silver bowl for the biggest blooper which was a tough decision considering the vast number of candidates.

A strong contender was Geoff Totterdell who bailed out the back of the boat when approaching two female spectators enjoying cocktails on the back of a luxury motor cruiser, leaving his hapless crew, Steve Collibee and John Gardiner to fend for themselves!

However, they were usurped by John Hay, who sailing with two 75 year old sailors, Rob Black and Syd Lodge, had to act as a human vang for two thirds of the race!

Despite an extremely tough day on the water, only seven Dragons retired and all crews came ashore slightly battered but with smiles like cheshire cats.

The second day of racing is scheduled for a 1500hrs start on Saturday 4 January with similar conditions forecast.

The Prince Philip Cup continues to Thursday 9th January, organised by the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in conjunction with the West Australian International Dragon Association.

AUS109 Peter Bowman -  Jonny Fullerton  

AUS170 Ron Packer -  Jonny Fullerton  

AUS210 & AUS217 first leg -  Jonny Fullerton  

AUS210 & AUS217 pin end start -  Jonny Fullerton  

AUS217 Gordon Ingate -  Jonny Fullerton  


Results Prince Philip Cup (top five)

1 AUS210 Robert Campbell/John Moncrieff/John Low/James Stout - 1pt
2 AUS217 Gordon Ingate/David Jiles/Brad Sheridan - 2pts
3 AUS214 William Packer/Denis Cullity/Julian Harding - 3pts
4 AUS160 John Anderson/Tim Cummins/Matthew Wilson - 4pts
5 GER1133 Thomas Muller/Mario Wagner/Richard Franklin - 5pts

For full results, click here


by Jonny Fullerton

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=118138

4:49 PM Fri 3 Jan 2014GMT


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







News - USA and the World



















































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
















New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England
Rio 2016 in the sights of ISAF Youth Worlds 420 sailors
Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play
FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold
2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI
Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video
ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet   
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri   
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities   
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall   
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends   
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran   
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm   
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT