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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2013 - More Wind and More Smiles

by SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week Media on 3 Sep 2013
Magnetic Island Race Week 2013 - the Windy Regatta
Today was the final day of the 2013 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. It was the windiest day of the windiest Queensland keel boat regatta this season.

The south easterly trade wind was blowing 18-20 knots at the start and built steadily, with gusts into the high 20´s and with regular 22-24 knots.

Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson sent the IRC multihull racing and cruising division 1 on the 21 nautical mile Five Bays Beach Race, while the balance of the fleet sailed the 15 nautical mile White Rock Race.

Bob Steel’s Quest took line hours in less than two hours, Townsville’s sailor Leon Thomas, the. Magnetic Island Race Week winner, hit the finish line 26 minutes later in his Sydney 38, but was only 28 seconds behind the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart winner on IRC handicap.

In third place was Howard Piggott´s Beneteau First 40 Flying Cloud five minutes back and those three boats took handicap honours in the same order.

Bob Steel commented ‘We were a little nervous today. I have been in this position before. I remember in the CYCA short offshore we had to come 12th and the other boat had to come first in the last race and that’s what happened and we lost by half a point. Anything can happen in yachting. We have very much enjoyed the regatta.’

Howard Piggott ‘Well it was not to be, we needed to put two places on Leon Thomas and his Guilty Pleasures team and they were too good and outsailed us.

‘A great regatta. Great sailing, good competition and the IRC has been so close. It has been fantastic.
‘This is the first time we have done this regatta. People who have done it before are very enthusiastic about it and said it was a must to do and it was just a matter of finding the time to do it and here we are enjoying it.

Leon Thomas – ‘Quest was always going to be really hard to beat. They are sailing really well so we just had to defend our lead over Flying Cloud for a second place for the regatta. The competition has been great.’
From the Multi-Hulls Racing start, Andrew Stransky’s Seven Seas 50 Fantasia led the fleet out with Peter Hawker’s F32 Carbon Credit not enjoying the seaway.



Fantasia took line honours in the heavier conditions today, she finished almost ten minutes ahead of Carbon Credit.

On handicap Fantasia took her fourth win and the series ahead of Carbon Credit, with Alasdair Noble´s Schionning Waterline McMoggy third. Fantasia took the series ahead of Carbon Credit and McMoggy.

Andrew Stransky ‘It has been a superb regatta, it is a very good course out there. It is quite shifty.

‘We do like the breeze. We did a lot of racing up in Asia, two Kings Cups and two Raja Muda’s where it was a lot harder in light breezes. Today was a big one, a real test, with a solid south east blow and we had a lot of fun’


In the Cruising Spinnaker Division 1 Robert Green, with the Pacific 50 Dream, hit the clearing mark with their boom and did a 360 with John Raff’s Jeanne au 53 Kate close behind them. On line honours another win to Dream, ahead of Kate.

In today’s race Peter Byford’s Jeanne au Odyssey 42i Joie de Vie won on handicap from Ron Knott’s Farr 11.6 modified Dusty Muzzle with John Raff’s Jeanneau 53 Kate but overall Dream won the series ahead of Joie de Vie with Kate third.

Robert Green from Dream commented ‘we’d had done the arithmetic and we could still lose. So we sailed conservatively and were fifth on handicap today, but still won well. It’s been fabulous sailing.
‘We first heard about the regatta from a cruising sailor in Fiji who sang its praises of here so I thought I would come and take a look. He was right, it’s a great regatta. It is more laid back than Hamilton and even Airlie.’

In Multi-Hulls Cruising, Mal Tynan’s Schionning Signature Barbarella took the series from Ian Johnson’s Lightwave Salacia and Geoffrey Sparkers-Car’s Lightwave 38 Two Shea.


Mal Tynan ‘we have sailed Barbarella in the last six of these regattas. We always have a good time.
‘We enjoy the cruising aspects and this is a beautiful location. Everyone seems to like it and so keep coming back which is great and the number of southern boats keeps increasing.

In Cruising Division 2, Colin Clark’s Unbealeiveable, the hardest boat name we´ve ever had to spell, had won the first two races in the series and was equal on points with Barry Smith’s Tide Up at the start of the day, but the Beale was forced to retired with a cracked mast step.

David Marshall´s Femme Fatale took line honours ahead of Paul Jackson´s Run Run Run but on handicap Tide Up won the race today from Femme Fatale with Rod Finucane´s SeaLink Quinikin in third place.
As a result Tide Up took the series from Peter McKenzie’s Ross 780 Le Rossignol and Stanley Barnes Librian. This is a best every result for the little blue boat.


In Cruising Non Spinnaker division, today in the heavier seaway the Tasmanian´s Jacinta Cooper´s Beneteau 57 Mistraal took line and handicap honours from Peter Cox´s Dufour 385 GL Valhalla and Nick Small’s Hanse 430 Huahine, fourth was Russell Kingston´s Beneteau 423 Falcon.

Townsville local Kingston was smiling dockside ‘It’s amazing what winning does, in all our years of sailing this regatta we´ve never had anyone photograph the boat and this year there are some great photos.
Next up is the sell-out Presentation Evening at the Peppers Blue Blue deck in Nelly Bay tonight.



IRC Racing

Hosted By Townsville Cruising Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  3/09/2013  14:08:22

Series Results [IRC] for Division 1 up to Race 6

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

From

Sers Score

Race 6

Race 5

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

QUEST

52002

Bob Steel

CYCA

10.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

2.0

4.0

2

 

GUILTY PLEASURES IV

6068

Leon Thomas

TCYC

14.0

2.0

4.0

3.0

3.0

1.0

1.0

3

 

FLYING CLOUD

6808

Howard Piggott

CYCA

16.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

4.0

3.0

4

 

NOT A DIAMOND

RQ2404

David Redfern

RQYS

20.0

4.0

3.0

4.0

4.0

3.0

2.0

5

 

XPRESS

7013

Mike West

BSC

30.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

6

 

SHAZAM

PD447

Doug Ryan

PDYC

38.0

7.0C

6.0

6.0

7.0C

6.0

6.0

 

(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)

 

Cruising - Spinnaker Div1

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  3/09/2013  14:19:12

Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 4

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

From

Sers Score

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

DREAM

SM8

Robert Green

SYC

8.0

5.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

2

 

JOIE DE VIE

6702

Peter Byford

RPAYC

15.0

1.0

5.0

5.0

4.0

3

 

KATE

R53

John Raff

RYCV

17.0

3.0

3.0

8.0

3.0

4

 

BRAVA

409

Tony Muller

TCYC

22.0

6.0

6.0

3.0

7.0

5

 

DUSTY MUZZLE

4457

Ron Knott

TYC

24.0

2.0

10.0

4.0

8.0

6

 

AMAYA II

B247

Peter Boxall

TCYC

26.0

4.0

7.0

6.0

9.0

7

 

VANILLA

BOW16

Doug Shields

SASC

29.0

14.0F

4.0

9.0

2.0

8

 

CHALKIES CHARIOT

8924

Bob Gray

YKBC

30.0

14.0C

9.0

2.0

5.0

9

 

MONIQUE

3665

Stephen Budd

RQYS

35.0

14.0C

8.0

7.0

6.0

10

 

NELLIE MYRA

YC1066

Trevor Mudge

CYCSA

36.0

14.0F

2.0

10.0

10.0

11

 

TUCANA

A31

Andrew Burford

TCYC

48.0

14.0F

12.0

11.0

11.0

12

 

APOLLO VI

C6

Paul Stuart

TCYC

53.0

14.0C

11.0

14.0S

14.0C

13

 

SAVANNA

1

Murray Whitehead

TYC

56.0

14.0C

14.0S

14.0S

14.0S

 

(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)

 

Cruising - Spinnaker Div2

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  3/09/2013  15:21:04

Series Results [EHC Div2] up to Race 4

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

From

Sers Score

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

TIDE UP

730

Barry Smith

NQCYC

10.0

1.0

2.0

5.0

2.0

2

1.0S

LE ROSSIGNOL

SM168

Peter McKenzie

NQCYC

19.0

6.0

1.0

7.0

5.0

3

3.0S

LIBRIAN

1478

Stanley Barnes

TCYC

19.0

9.0

3.0

3.0

4.0

4

 

RUN RUN RUN

SM2800

Paul Jackson

RBYC

19.0

5.0

4.0

4.0

6.0

5

 

ZEN

CAV35

Jack Maguire

TCYC

22.0

12.0

5.0

2.0

3.0

6

 

UNBEALEIEVABLE

001

Colin Clark

MYC

25.0

16.0F

7.0

1.0

1.0

7

 

FEMME FATALE

1129

David Marshall

MIYC

32.0

2.0

14.0

9.0

7.0

8

 

FORTIFIED

MH35

Graham Van Brederode

TCYC

34.0

4.0

16.0S

6.0

8.0

9

 

BOUDICEA

771

Mike Steel

TCYC

35.0

7.0

8.0

10.0

10.0

10

3.0S

SEALINK'S QUINKIN

84

Rod Finucane

TYC

36.0

3.0

10.0

11.0

12.0

11

 

LAST TANGO

40

Colin White

TCYC

36.0

13.0

6.0

8.0

9.0

12

 

PANACEA

5963

Mick Gillum

TCYC

46.0

8.0

11.0

14.0

13.0

13

 

ISEULTA

TSV37

Tristram Denyer

TCYC

49.0

16.0F

9.0

13.0

11.0

14

 

SOUL SISTER

NONE

Donna Dewhurst

TCYC

51.0

10.0

13.0

12.0

16.0S

15

 

AKARANA

1104

Vicki Hamilton

TCYC

53.0

11.0

12.0

16.0R

14.0

 

(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)

 

Cruising - Non Spinnaker

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  3/09/2013  15:22:22

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 4

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

From

Sers Score

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

FALCON

11

Russell Kingston

TCYC

9.0

4.0

2.0

2.0

1.0

2

 

HUAHINE

RQ300

Nick Smail

WSC

11.0

3.0

5.0

1.0

2.0

3

 

VALHALLA

PH385

Peter Cox

CSC

12.0

2.0

1.0

6.0

3.0

4

 

MISTRAAL

6515

Jacinta Cooper

RYCT

14.0

1.0

4.0

3.0

6.0

5

 

CELEBRITY

YC981

Wayne McNee

BSC

21.0

5.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

6

 

V AMORE'

87

Bob Kimlin

TSC

28.0

6.0

7.0

7.0

8.0

7

 

AUSSIE RULES

A45

Dick Cerny

TYC

30.0

12.0C

3.0

8.0

7.0

8

 

DREAMAGIC

6199

Alan Littlefield

RQYS

32.0

12.0C

12.0C

4.0

4.0

9

 

SANTIAGO

BOW

Malcolm Winder

TCYC

48.0

12.0C

12.0S

12.0F

12.0F

9

 

JENI ANNE

NONE

John Phelan

NONE

48.0

12.0C

12.0C

12.0S

12.0S

9

 

VIXEN

SM340

Mark Fox

SYC

48.0

12.0C

12.0C

12.0S

12.0S

 

(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)

 

Multi-Hulls Cruising

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  3/09/2013  13:54:24

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 4

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

Sers Score

From

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

BARBARELLA

1M

Mal Tynan

4.0

TCYC

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

2

 

SALACIA

3823

Ian Johnson

10.0

TCYC

4.0C

2.0

2.0

2.0

3

 

TWOSHEA

6481

Geoffrey Sparkes-Car

13.0

APYC

4.0F

3.0

3.0

3.0

 

(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)

 

Multi-Hulls Racing

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  3/09/2013  14:00:39

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 5

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

Sers Score

From

Race 5

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

FANTASIA

641

Andrew Stransky

6.0

MYCQ

1.0

2.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

2

 

CARBON CREDIT

SA532

Peter Hawker

14.0

RSAYS

4.0

1.0

3.0

4.0

2.0

3

 

MCMOGGY

BOW4

Alasdair Noble

16.0

APYC

2.0

6.0

2.0

2.0

4.0

4

 

HOT OPTION

047

Mike Willcocks

19.0

LCSC

3.0

4.0

6.0

3.0

3.0

5

 

J'OUVERT

WH3801

Peter Berry

26.0

WSC

9.0C

3.0

4.0

5.0

5.0

6

 

THE BOAT

TV389

Graeme Etherton

32.0

TCYC

9.0F

5.0

5.0

6.0

7.0

7

 

MISTRESS

042

Dennis Coleman

36.0

TCYC

9.0C

7.0

7.0

7.0

6.0

8

 

QENCOM

50

Matthew Kingsberry

41.0

QCYC

9.0C

8.0

8.0

8.0

8.0

 

(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)


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