sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Red shirts prevail at Sail Port Stephens
Red shirts prevail at Sail Port Stephens

'Beau Geste, Sail Port Stephens, DAY 3, Sunday 13 April 2014.'    Jon Reid Saltwater Images

Sail Port Stephens 2014 - The red shirts have prevailed at the NSW IRC Championship staged over three days under the Pantaenius Sail Port Stephens banner.

Karl Kwok’s mighty TP52 Team Beau Geste, sailing for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, overcame Tony Kirby’s Ker 46 Patrice from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in IRC division 1 results by four points. Third was Steven Proud’s Kernan 44 Swish from Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

Kwok’s boat captain Gavin Brady and a few of the older heads are breaking in a new young Kiwi team and the whiz kids, resplendent in red, showed plenty of potential.

At this evening’s trophy presentation, 24 year-old helmsman Will Tiller described what it was like driving a TP52 at 24 knots of boat speed, the equivalent of 44kph, when the ground’s moving and rising and the wind’s propelling the boat headlong. 'It feels manageable as long as everything’s under control. Today was a bit awkward with the big swell, but it still felt good.'

Brady says the biggest lesson the young guys learnt during the state title was seamanship; preserving the boat and thinking ahead, particularly in today’s 3-4 metre swell. 'Whether it’s the America’s Cup or Sail Port Stephens you can’t go airborne and break the boat. Then you don’t finish the race. Good seamanship is essential, and often underestimated.'

A natural phenomenon Brady hadn’t encountered in all his years of international competition occurred offshore today when sharks swam downwind with the boat and crossed the TP5’s bow. 'I’ve never seen so many sharks…maybe 10…they definitely weren’t dolphins.'

Team Beau Geste is heading to Newcastle for the Audi IRC Australian Championship where there will be more competition, more boat-on-boat racing and more pressure admits Tiller.

Kirby and his 'new look' Patrice crew are also looking forward to the rematch. 'We had our best race against Beau Geste in the light stuff, one mistake and we were there. At Newcastle there will be other bigger boats and they won’t be able to sail their own race quite as much,' he said smiling.

In division 2 Roger Hickman’s red-shirted Wild Rose crew battled on with a torn mainsail for the final two windward/leeward races to put a regatta-winning eight point margin between the Farr 43 and Paul Clitheroe’s Beneteau 45 Balance, which snuck into second place on corrected time ahead of Andy Kearnan’s Summit 35 L’Altra Donna.

'It was a fantastic, well organised weekend and we loved racing against Paul, the consummate competitor and L’Altra Donna, a very exciting rival,' said Hickman, the new IRC state champion.

Wild Rose Sail Port Stephens, DAY 3, Sunday 13 April 2014. -  Jon Reid Saltwater Images  


On the handbrake that is heading for the bin (he promises) Hickman had this to say, 'We finished the first race nursing our torn main then in between races we hand stitched and patched it then three-quarters of the way up the first beat in the next race it blew again. We are pretty resilient. We never say die.'

Aboard for only her second regatta and first notable win was young Sam Scott from the Sunshine Coast, daughter of Andrew Scott who has put to sea with Hickman for the past 12 years. Though wet and cold as they tied up this afternoon the 18 year-old was beaming from ear-to-ear and according to reports proved herself a star, as well as helping to bring the average age of the crew down.

Balance, Sail Port Stephens, DAY 3, Sunday 13 April 2014. -  Jon Reid Saltwater Images  


Wild Rose is not far off its 30th birthday celebrations and though the crew will always take the victory, the boat’s age and historical value does take some of the pressure off being all-conquering says the skipper. 'Whether we win or lose we have fun, and the old girl’s history is always present.'

In the MC38 fleet Leslie Green’s Ginger crew managed to turn their fortunes around over six races to out-gun their classmates. Two bullets in today’s three windward/leewards were enough to put Ginger onto the podium ahead of John Bacon’s Dark Star, second on a countback, and offset yesterday’s very public sandbar grounding that cost them race two of the series and earned them maximum points, and jibes.

Day 2, 2014 Sail Port Stephens Regatta hosted by Corlette Point Sailing Association. -  Craig Greenhill/Saltwater  



Those lucky enough to be part of the Pantaenius NSW IRC Championship have enjoyed the perfect going-over in a wide variety of conditions prior to Thursday’s commencement of the Audi IRC Australian Championship at Newcastle.

Friday was light, hot and sloppy offshore, Saturday was a heavy inshore day on flat water with rain squalls then sunshine and today, Sunday, April 13, the fleet encountered 15 knots gusting over 20 from the south west and big seas offshore on a grey, wet and very mild autumn day.

Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson was delighted he and the race committee managed to complete the schedule and offer fair racing each day in very mixed conditions.

Owners opting to contest both the Port Stephens Trophy and Pantaenius Commodore’s Cup cruising series will be
back tomorrow for the second half of the annual regatta that began in 2008 and has steadily flourished ever since.
Sail Port Stephens is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Sail Port Stephens, DAY 3, Sunday 13 April 2014. -  Jon Reid Saltwater Images  


Sail Port Stephens, DAY 3, Sunday 13 April 2014. -  Jon Reid Saltwater Images  


Provisional Results

Updated:  13/04/2014  14:12:14

Series Results [IRC Div1] up to Race 6
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 6 Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   IVB1997 TEAM BEAU GESTE Karl Kwok RHKYC 7.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0
2   360 PATRICE Tony Kirby CYCA 11.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0
3   226 SWISH Steven Proud MHYC 21.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 5.0T
4   10101 H/H EQUINOX II Anthony Dunn CYCA 23.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 3.0
5   11011 ANGER MANAGEMENT Phil Arnall NCYC 35.0 7.0S 7.0C 5.0 7.0S 4.0 5.0T
6   5200 COUGAR 11 Anthony Lyall RYCT 42.0 7.0S 7.0C 7.0C 7.0S 7.0C 7.0C

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)



Provisional Results

Updated:  13/04/2014  14:12:14

Series Results [IRC Div2] up to Race 6
Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper From Sers Score Race 6 Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   4343 WILD ROSE Roger Hickman CYCA 9.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.0
2   7771 BALANCE Paul Clitheroe CYCA 17.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 8.0 3.0
3   6935 L'ALTRA DONNA Andy Kearnan CYCA 20.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 2.0
4   8009 OCC. COARSE LANG ONE Robert Alder RPAYC 28.0 3.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 6.0 4.0
5   33345 BLACK SHEEP Derek & Martin Shepp WYC 30.0 7.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 4.0 7.0
6   35135 CROWDED HAUS Graeme Neuhaus DSC 35.5 5.0 8.0 6.5 5.0 5.0 6.0
7   5845 BOTANY ACCESS COCOMO Justin Brownbill MHYC 41.0 6.0 5.0 8.0 7.0 10.0 5.0
8   16129 WAILEA Neil Padden MHYC 53.0 12.0S 7.0 9.0 10.0 7.0 8.0
9   M136 SPIRIT Ian Bower LMYC 56.0 12.0S 12.0F 12.0C 9.0 1.0 10.0
10   36111 OUTLANDISH Chris Heraghty RPAYC/RM 56.5 12.0S 12.0F 6.5 8.0 9.0 9.0
11   11010 TOMATO Nigel Smyth MHYC 72.0 12.0S 12.0C 12.0C 12.0S 12.0C 12.0C

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


by Lisa Ratcliff


  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=121072

9:21 AM Sun 13 Apr 2014GMT


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

Click for further information on
2014 Sail Port Stephens
2014 Sail Port Stephens Media Centre

Related News Stories:

12 Apr 2014  Sail Port Stephens 2014 Day 2 - Four seasons in one day
07 Apr 2014  2014 Auto Advantage Newcastle to Port Stephens Race - Swish cleans up
18 Mar 2014  Sail Port Stephens 2014 - MC38 gaining momentum
08 Mar 2014  Newcastle Port Stephens Yacht Race on the horizon
06 Mar 2014  Pantaenius to sponsor Port Stephens Trophy and Commodores Cup
04 Mar 2014  Bound for Newcastle and the Audi IRC Australian Championships
09 Jan 2014  Newcastle to Stephens Yacht Race – It’s on again!






News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race: Leading the Charge - your VOR Form Guide by Ben Gladwell, Boating New Zealand - www.stu
For the first time, the Volvo Ocean Race is to be contested in a strict, one-design class. The emphasis is shifted from who has the best boat to suit the conditions to who has the best men - or women - onboard. ... [more]  

Three America's Cup sailors have been named in the top 20 sports earners, in a list published in the New Zealand Herald this week. Topping the list is Sir Russell Coutts with a claimed earnings of $13million. He is just a $1million ahead of an English Premier League player, Winston Reid, and motor racing ace, Scott Dixon. All Black captain, Ritchie McCaw is ranked #5. ... [more]  

Melges 32 World Championship - Prepare for off-the-charts action by International Melges 32 Class Association
Entering its sixth World Championship season, the International Melges 32 Class Association has raced at arguably every world-class venue on the globe, has seen the most respected pro and amateur sailors on its courses and most importantly, learned valuable lessons of what owners and sailors want so that the Melges 32 continues to be strongest one design grand prix sportboat on the planet. ... [more]  

With light winds continuing to dominate on day six of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam, the decision was made to begin the Reno SUP Challenge during the afternoon, which saw twelve teams battling it out in heats of two for a place in tomorrow’s final, to keep the crowds entertained. ... [more]  

Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for day three of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these stunning images of the action. ... [more]  

The IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes have been released. It's a British 1-2 at the top of the 2.4mR Rankings with Megan Pascoe at world number one and Helena Lucas at world number two. 2014 World Champion Heiko Kroger (GER) sits at world number seven but counts less regattas than those above him. ... [more]  

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex are happy to reveal the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2014. ISAF received nominations for the 2014 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. ... [more]  

Like the name implies, the goal of the boater-funded BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is to educate boaters about safe and clean boating. The Foundation is looking to fund Grassroots Grant projects that utilize new, innovative approaches that encourage safe and clean boating among the boating public. ... [more]  

The 35th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is fast approaching and appears likely to rewrite the record books. Entries are shortly due to close and the Royal Malta Yacht Club is already bracing itself for the biggest fleet to grace its island home since the Great Siege of 1565. The Ottoman Armada of 450 years ago was recorded to be 193 in strength. ... [more]  

The Notice of Race for ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, scheduled for 25-31 January 2015, has been released. On-line entry will open on 10 November 2014. The deadline for priority entries with regards to quotas is 5 December 2014. Entries must be received no later than 5 January 2015 to qualify for early entry. ... [more]  

A stellar list of just under 100 broadcasters has been lined up to showcase the world’s toughest ocean challenge, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, to a new global audience of fans. The 12th edition has offered channels a line-up of a new 39-part weekly half-hour show plus special short bespoke features. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing on Day 2 ... [more]  

New Ragamuffin 100 emerges from the hull build in Nowra *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Ragamuffin 100, which started out as a modified Elliott design, Maximus, is another supermaxi undergoing a major rebuild or retrofit. Across the Tasman, the new Ragamuffin 100 will be virtually a new boat with a a new hull design by Andy Dovell / Syd Fischer / David Witt. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at the Nowra facility. ... [more]  

Southern Spars ships the world's tallest masts by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Leading world sparmaker, Southern Spars, has shipped two spars for a new 85 metre ketch. The superyacht will carry two 93metre masts which will be the world’s tallest rigs on one gigantic yacht. ... [more]  

Professional sailing photographers from all over the world are invited to join the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2014. Started in 2009, the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing. The prestigious trophy will be awarded during the World Yacht Racing Forum in Barcelona, on December 11, 2014. ... [more]  

David Kellett (AUS) is to be awarded the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. The ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy, first presented in 1988 in memory of Beppe Croce, the ISAF President from 1969 to 1986, will be presented to Kellett at the 2014 ISAF Annual Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. ... [more]  

After being graced with plenty of late summer sunshine during the opening days of the event, more autumnal weather moved in on the fifth day of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam with grey skies and infrequent showers. Unfortunately though the light winds continued as the sailors endured another lay day. ... [more]  

In a move that is expected to benefit recreational boaters, on Oct. 22 the US Coast Guard will drop the current life jacket type code scheme -- Type I, II, III, IV and V -- that has been used for years to label and differentiate the types of life jackets and their specific use. ... [more]  

Kate Nota and her team onboard the J/111 Odyssey won the Ripple Effect Short Video Contest, which was part of the Ida Lewis Distance Race this summer (August 15). ... [more]  

The largest Laser World Championship in history will be taking place on the south coast of France when 515 sailors, representing 36 different countries, begin racing on October 5 to open the 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships. The Laser remains one of the best and most popular boats worldwide in which to enjoy the sport of sailing. ... [more]  

Carlo Borlenghi was back on the water for day two at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

It has been an interesting journey so far for the Chinese team in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team. Approximately 10 months ago this team set out on a mission to select and train Chinese recruits in the hope that they would be ‘race ready’ for the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race fans can now carry the world’s toughest ocean race in their pocket, thanks to the launch of a new official mobile app. Developed for both iOS and Android systems, the app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play now – and boasts a host of exciting features which will allow users to be closer to the on-water adventure than ever before. ... [more]  

Race teams planning next season’s calendar could do worse than sign up for the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 2015 which runs from 16-24 January. This event, which kick starts the Caribbean race season, was re-launched in 2014 with a new race format and plenty of record-breaking opportunities. It proved such a success that an even bigger entry is expected in 2015. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing ... [more]  

Sunset+Vine|APP, the Oxford-based unit of the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine, has helped ISAF smash all previous broadcaster records for the recent Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Don’t forget to enter the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. There are only two days left to take advantage of the discounted entry price offer. ... [more]  

2014 12 Metre North American Championships - Two days of a northerly (first strong, then light) and one day of a building southwesterly put six 12 Metre yachts to the test at their North American Championships, which were held off Newport, R.I. over September 26-28. Gunther Buerman’s (Newport, R.I.) KZ-3 and Dennis Williams’ (Hobe Sound, Fla.) Victory ’83 defended their titles ... [more]  

The waiting game continued on day four of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam as the light winds continued. Over the course of the day a few sailors took the opportunity to make the most of the small waves on offer, either surfing or SUPping. After spending the day on hold the sailors were released at 4:30pm. ... [more]  

After Gmunden, Austria, in 2011 and Cala de' Medici, Italy, in 2012 and after a pained second place, same points with the Portogues 'Credite Egs' in Portosin, Spain, last year, the Italian crew coming from Puglia 'Euz II Monella Vagabonda', with Sandro Montefusco at the helm and his brother Paolo as a tactician, confirms for the third time the Platu 25 World Championship title. ... [more]  

Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for the first day of competition at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ingrid Abery was on site for day one of racing at the 2014 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these images. ... [more]  

The final day of the 2014 U.S. Team Racing Championship ended up being a half day of sailing due to a complete shutdown of the wind. However, the fleet completed enough races to count Gold Round Robin 3 and crown Ladies and Gentlemen as the back-to-back Team Racing Champions. ... [more]  

National Sailing Hall of Fame inducts eight
2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Bid guidelines now published
Volvo Ocean Race: Last medical training for the onboard sailors +Video
2014 Melges 20 Pacific Coast Championship - Images by Erik Simonson
J/105 North American Champs- Rod Wilmer and Terry McLaughlin succeeds
Extreme Sailing Series: Burling and Tuke back on board for Nice Act
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen wins US event
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's AC72 takes to the streets
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Canfield wins first Dutch Match Cup
Pantaenius and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas become strategic partners
Kite Foil Gold Cup Australia 2014 – Day two video
Bart's Bash: Update and Video - Information overload!
2014 U.S. Team Racing Championship - Day 2
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - USA leads Denmark in Sheboygan final
2014 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship - Benz Faget wins third mallory
J/105 North American Champ - Wilmer/McLaughlin team maintain advantage
Images from Cannes: Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai: Cannes at its best
Dutch Match Cup - Gilmour keeps clean sheet in Lelystad
Dutch Match Cup - GAC Pindar through to fifth consecutive semi-final
Hobie 16 Open North Americans and 2015 Pan Am Games qualifier overall   
Volvo Ocean Race - Frostad on Boat Design and final changes (Part II) *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race 10 days to go – Frostad on cultural change (Part I) *Feature   
2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race on NBC Sports Network in the U.S.   
2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles’ Cougar clinches   
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Meldgaard and Le Berre ready for semis   
2014 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship - Day 3   
2014 U.S. Team Racing Championship - Day 1 + Video   
America's Cup: Then and now - Coutts on why Oracle won, and the Venue   
Byte CII World Sailing Championship comes to Royal Varuna, Thailand   
Dutch Match Cup: Canfield wins Qualifying, six set for Quarters battle   
12 Metre North Americans - A blast from the America’s Cup past   
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup qualification system published   
Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre named as Spanish team sponsor + Video   
Extreme Sailing Series returns to Nice for the penultimate Act of 2014   
ISAF invites bids for 2016 Women's Match Racing World Championship   
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne - Teaming up   
Mascalzone Latino Jr. named 2014 Melges 20 European Ranking Champion   
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Le Berre keeps winning in Sheboygan   
Hobie 16 Open North American Champ and Pan Am Games Qualifier - Day 4   


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