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Spectacular 29er Class on fire at the QLD 29er Championship

'Seriously Guided - Tom Siganto and Joel Turner SYC - 2012 QLD 29er Class Championship'    David Price    Click Here to view large photo

The 2012 Queensland 29er Class Championship attracted it’s historically second largest championship fleet to Southport Yacht Club at Hollywell, the best of Queensland and NSW 29er sailors enjoying near perfect conditions over the weekend with winds ranging from 10kts to 20kts and temperatures in the low 30degs.

Day one produced spectacular fleet racing off shore beyond Surfer’s Paradise in a range of breezes from 12- 20kts with thrilling rides on the downhill legs in the 1-2.5m swells. After four back to back races on the open sea the fleet were more than tested and weary upon their return over the bar entering the mouth of the Broadwater, but all managing to confidently master the mostly unfamiliar surf conditions with the run out tide creating a challenging re-entry.

The day’s scorecard illustrated the close completion amongst the top teams for the day with QLD’s stalwart team Seriously Guided’s Tom Siganto and Joel Turner just ahead on six points with fellow statesmen Panther’s team Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake on eight points, and NSW Crunchie’s team Harry Price with new crewmate Nick Connor building form a further four point separating them without a drop.

Start Race 1 Off Shore - 2012 QLD 29er Class Championship -  David Price   Click Here to view large photo

Day two’s forecast suggested a big southerly change expected mid-afternoon and the bar was already standing up by 7am so the racing was conducted inside on the Broadwater with the tide and water traffic adding a distinctive change to the racing conditions of the preceding day. Hot and variable northerly winds around 15kts kicked off racing at 10am. The strong 4kt tide played a pivotal role in the fortunes of all crews with the locals making the most of it early on with some fortunes won and lost to the fast learning visitors in race 5.

The winds then changed to a rather light north-easter for race 6 moving the goal posts a little for a number of crews seeking a new way across Broadwater’s channel. The final race of the day also started in these light winds but increased in strength soon after presenting the fleet with a more consistent set of conditions to complete the race and series.

After seven races, the Southport Yacht Club locals Seriously Guided on 10pts had narrowly retained their grasp of the lead over Panther finishing in second place on 12pts, visiting NSW sailors Crunchie finishing in third place on 17pts and local crew Ah Derka Derka’s Lachie and Tim Robba winning the handicap prize.

Southport Yacht Club put on a great regatta and the 29er class in Queensland looks set to blossom even further from such a welcoming and enjoyable experience both on and off the water.

Southport YC Hollywell - 2012 QLD 29er Class Championship -  David Price   Click Here to view large photo

29er Rigging Area SYC - 2012 QLD 29er Class Championship -  David Price   Click Here to view large photo

Crunchie - Harry Price and Nicholas Connor MH16’SC - 2012 QLD 29er Class Championship -  David Price   Click Here to view large photo

Panther - Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake RSYS - 2012 QLD 29er Class Championship -  David Price   Click Here to view large photo

2012 QLD 29er Class Championship -  David Price   Click Here to view large photo

2012 QLD 29er Class Championship -  David Price   Click Here to view large photo



Provisional Results:

Series Scores For Championship Up To Race 7 On 7/10/2012  Ties Breaking To Stage 1 and 2 Duty Score Average Of 7 Best Scores

 
(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=Arb B=Bfd C=Dnc D=Dne E=Esp F=Dnf G=Rdg L=Late Entrant M=Dgm N=Enp O=Ocs P=Protest Q=Dsq R=Raf S=Dns T=Tle U=Dut V=Avg X=Exc Z=Zfp Y=Scp #=Nodata [X.Y]=Discarded)

 

Series Results [Championship] Up To Race 7 (Drops = 1)

 

Place

Ties

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

Crew

From

Sers Score

Race 7

Race 6

Race 5

Race 4

Race 3

1

 

Aus1929

Seriously Guided

Tom Siganto

Joel Turner

Syc

10.0

1.0

[6.0]

3.0

1.0

1.0

2

 

Aus20

Panther

Charlie Wyatt

Lewis Brake

Rqys

12.0

3.0

2.0

1.0

3.0

2.0

3

 

Aus16

Crunchie

Harry Price

Nick Connor

Mh16s

17.0

2.0

3.0

5.0

[5.0]

3.0

4

 

Aus1696

Frequent Flyer

Nina Long

Nathan Edwards

B16fs

27.0

[8.0]

4.0

2.0

6.0

4.0

5

 

Aus1933

Gnarly

Brooke Smith

Harry Bethwaite

B16fs

28.0

5.0

[7.0]

6.0

2.0

6.0

6

 

Aus1871

Vendetta

George Stent

James Dahl

Wsc

29.0

6.0

[9.0]

4.0

4.0

5.0

7

 

Aus1851

Tba

Jim Colley

Shaun Conner

Rpayc

37.0

4.0

1.0

7.0

7.0

10.0

8

 

Aus230

Ah Derka Derka

Lachie Robba

Tim Robba

Rqys

45.0

7.0

5.0

9.0

8.0

9.0

9

 

1767

Kenny

Angus Barker

Johnathon Anderson

Rqys

52.0

10.0

10.0

[10.0]

9.0

7.0

10

 

Aus719

Beauty And The Brav

Claire Mcinally

Joe Sabin

Syc

57.0

9.0

8.0

8.0

11.0

[12.0]

11

 

Aus749

Pelican

Trevor Korman

Frazer Smith

Rqys

59.0

12.0

[12.0]

11.0

10.0

8.0

12

11.0s

Aus1006

Mischief

Kyle O'connell

Shon Mori

Syc

77.0

14.0

13.0

12.0

14.0f

11.0

13

 

Aus636

Dangerous When We

Max Von Richter

Elijah Walker

Rqys

77.0

13.0

14.0

[15.0f]

12.0

13.0

14

 

Aus718

Gus

Zane Comadira

Kieran Dingley

Syc

83.0

11.0

11.0

13.0

16.0c

16.0c

15

 

Aus646

She'd Get It

Ben Vercoe

Klade Hauschlidt

Nyrc

89.0

16.0c

16.0c

16.0c

[16.0c

15.0f


Australian 29er Association website


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