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Whale-come surprise at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014

'Whale breaching near Salacia - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014'    Andrea Francolini    Click Here to view large photo

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - Playful humpback whales on the racetrack at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week breaching next to the race boats in Whitsunday Passage spiced up the on-water action on day two of the six day series.

A mother and baby humpback were the stars of the show, delighting the international guests on Stephen Everett’s Queensland boat Salacia and the crew aboard Ron James’ Beneteau 41 Synergy for up to 45 minutes.

'We had overseas guests on board…we couldn’t have organised it any better,' said Everett this afternoon.

James couldn't believe his eyes when a huge whale launched next to his boat. 'It was incredible. We were sailing along and it was tracking us and then it swam parallel to us and breached. There was a massive bang when it hit the water. You could see the barnacles.'





Light south easterlies then a glass-out forced a change of course area for the MC38s and Melges 32s for their second windward-leeward race and caught 40 cruising multihulls, non-spinnaker and cruising boats out at Denman Island. Thankfully a 10 knot easterly this afternoon came to the rescue, but again it was a late finish for some.

Team Beau Geste - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 -  Andrea Francolini  

Karl Kwok’s TP52 Team Beau Geste had a better day, coming away with the handicap win in IRC Division one.

Yesterday the Hong Kong boat, the current Audi Australian IRC champion, went too close to the shore and finished up stranded on the rocks in Kennedy Sound pointing the wrong direction. Turning on the engine and backing out would have disqualified them so they set the boat up to sail off, sailing master Gavin Brady citing Captain Cook’s experience in these situations as inspiration – a reference the young crew is still ribbing him for.

'Waiting for the tide wasn’t an option,' said Brady. 'We had to turn the boat around using the sails and wait for enough wind to blow us off. It cost us 20 minutes but I saw the best crew work all year from the boys.'

Brady took notes from past Audi Hamilton Island Race Weeks with him this morning, hoping to refer back to today’s island race in previous years. Like each race, the same course offers up a different scenario year-to-year which makes this regatta and the Whitsundays, 'The best place in the world to race yachts,' said Brady. 'It’s so cool, there’s always something different and challenging on offer'.

Double winners are in pole position in both IRC Divisions two and three, Geoff Boettcher’s Farr 400 Modified Secret Mens Business leading Division two and Matt Owen’s BH37 Local Hero two from two in IRC Division three results.

Race Week is the only saltwater event the Canberra based crew of dinghy and trailer boat sailors enters and this year marks the 12th consecutive regatta at Hamilton Island for Owen and the boat. 'It’s very different to lake sailing, we don’t have to worry about tides and currents back home,' Owen said.

To assist them to navigate around the stunning Whitsunday group, Owen employs the services of island resident and water sports operator David Steelo who 'comes in very handy' admits the grinning skipper.

Chris Hancock, owner-skipper of the leading MC38 in the class’ Australian championship after three races said, 'We sailed well and picked the right part of the course to come up with the goodies. With these boats, one mistake and you are out.'Speaking on the addition of newest class members Marcus Blackmore with Hooligan and Robin Crawford’s Assassin Hancock added, 'We are really chuffed to have new owners join the class. Their calibre has really lifted the standard to the next level, but like us two years ago they have a steep learning curve ahead of them'.
Tomorrow’s forecast is for sun and SW-S winds 8-14kn becoming SE-NE at 5-10kn during the late morning into the afternoon.

German luxury brand, Audi, is back for the ninth year at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in 2014. Audi and the sport of sailing go hand in hand and throughout Audi Hamilton Island Race Week the brand will host a range of events and activities on the island for yacht owners, yacht crews and guests to enjoy.


Fleet past Dent Island - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 -  Andrea Francolini  


Hurrica V - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 -  Andrea Francolini  


MC38 Vino - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 -  Andrea Francolini  


Sunset heading home - Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 -  Andrea Francolini  


IRC Div 1

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  16:41:41

Series Results [IRC Div1] up to Race 2
Place Ties Boat Name Sail Num Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   ALIVE 52566 Phillip Turner 3.0 2.0 1.0
2   TEAM BEAU GESTE IVB1997 Karl Kwok 4.0 1.0 3.0
3   WILD OATS XI AUS10001 Mark Richards 5.0 3.0 2.0

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


IRC Div 2

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  17:51:14

Series Results [IRC Div2] up to Race 2
Place Ties Boat Name Sail Num Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   SECRET MENS BUSINESS USA403 Geoff Boettcher 3.0 2.0 1.0
2   FORTY 8001 Stephen Barlow 4.0 1.0 3.0
3   JAZZ PLAYER-TPF S390 Andrew La6wrence 5.0 3.0 2.0
4   ELENA NOVA 65007 Craig Neil 10.0 5.0 5.0
5 2R CHUTZPAH R33 Currie Taylor 11.0 4.0 7.0
6   EAGLE ROCK 7744 Ross Wilson 11.0 7.0 4.0
7   AFTER MIDNIGHT 8778 Mark & Greg Tobin 12.0 6.0 6.0
8   DEKADENCE RQ432 Stephen Kerin 16.0 8.0 8.0
9   EUREKA 11 6037 Chris Stockdale 18.0 9.0 9.0

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


IRC Div 3

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  17:08:18

Series Results [IRC Div3] up to Race 2
Place Ties Boat Name Sail Num Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   LOCAL HERO 1236 Matt Owen 2.0 1.0 1.0
2 2.0S L'ALTRA DONNA 6935 Andy Kearnan 7.0 2.0 5.0
3 2R SCHOUTEN PASSAGE N349 Rob Howard 7.0 3.0 4.0
4   XPRESS 7013 Mike/Andrew West/Parkes 7.0 4.0 3.0
5   SURPRISE RQ250 Kenneth French 10.0 8.0 2.0
6   NOT A DIAMOND RQ2404 David Redfern 12.0 6.0 6.0
7   XS MOMENT 11744 Fran + Ray Hudson 13.0 5.0 8.0
8 2R AUDERE 4545 Michael Pritchard 16.0 7.0 9.0
9   LEE-WAY 135 Tony Ross 16.0 9.0 7.0

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)



Performance Racing

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  17:56:25

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 2
Place Ties Boat Name Sail Num Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   VENTO 00400 Walter Lewin 2.0 1.0 1.0
2   SPIRIT OF MATESHIP NOR2 Russell McCart 4.0 2.0 2.0
3   PLANIT AUS686 Anthony Passmore 8.0 3.0 5.0T
4   WHALE WATCHING SYDNE 202 Ian Ford 9.0 4.0 5.0T
5   SPIRIT OF THE MAID MH888 Bruce Absolon 10.0 5.0 5.0T
6   THE MATRIX RQ101 Jane Virtue 11.0 6.0 5.0T
7   LEEWARD 6833 John Quinn 12.0 7.0 5.0T
8   PETER LEHMANN BREAKT 6834 Ben McGrath 13.0 8.0 5.0T
9   HAMILTON MENTOR L1 Roen Quinn 14.0 9.0 5.0T
10   DEFIANT 7045 P Billingham P Mcgee 15.0 10.0 5.0T

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)



Cruising Div 1

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  17:09:14

Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 2
Place Ties Boat Name Sail Num Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   SMOOTH OPERATOR SB509 Russell Durham 11.0 4.0 7.0
2   THAT BOAT 6782 Darryle Dransfield 12.0 10.0 2.0
3   COOPERS BOW30 Craig Watson 13.0 7.0 6.0
4   TARDIS 6585 Stephen Richardson 16.0 12.0 4.0
5   VITESSE 1021 Ian Thomson 18.0 17.0 1.0
6 3.0S FOUR BELLS 6408 David Bell 23.0 20.0 3.0
7   THREE C'S B45 Charles Cupit 23.0 15.0 8.0
8   SIR THOMAS SOPWITH 6892 Heath Walters 25.0 13.0 12.0
9   PHARLAP 8885 Alexander Spencer 26.0 1.0 25.0
10   SECOND NATURE BOW24 Paul Mentiplay 27.0 18.0 9.0
11   MISS MINX 0505 Chris & Lauren Thorpe 28.0 8.0 20.0
12   HOLY COW! 6797 John & Kim Clinton 29.0 19.0 10.0
13   SILVER MINX 331 Geoff & Vicki Player 30.0 11.0 19.0
14   INFINITY AUS52 Edward Fader 31.0 3.0 28.0
15   HELSAL3 262 Rod Fisher 34.0 5.0 29.0
16 2.0S MAXI RAGAMUFFIN 7007 Keith Batt 35.0 2.0 33.0
17   CEO1 BOW04 Ray Sweeney 35.0 21.0 14.0
18   VANILLA BOW17 David Perkins 36.0 14.0 22.0
19   CONDOR KB80 David Molloy 37.0 6.0 31.0
20 11.0S ANTIPODES OF SYDNEY 500 Greg Newton 38.0 27.0 11.0
21   BIDDY HU 11 R187 Paul Lindemann 38.0 22.0 16.0
22 5.0S ARGO BLUE C1 George Snow 39.0 34.0F 5.0
23 9.0S SPIRIT SIN230 Paul Blakeley 39.0 9.0 30.0
24 13.0S TAKANI 6981 James Whittle 39.0 26.0 13.0
25   ANTIPODES AUSTRALIS CY200 John Culshaw 39.0 16.0 23.0
26 15.0S TONIC 6842 Robert Pizzie 45.0 30.0 15.0
27   SAILING ADVENTURES BOW06 Brian Pozzey 45.0 28.0 17.0
28   KIND OF BLUE BOW23 Phillip Somerville 47.0 23.0 24.0
29   BUNDABERG G16 John Kint 49.0 31.0 18.0
30   CHAMPAGNE SM45 Chris Barlow 50.0 29.0 21.0
31   MISS DEVEREUX BOW04 Chris Butchers 51.0 25.0 26.0
32   WHITEBIRDS 788 Paul / Robert White / Bird 56.0 24.0 32.0
33   VELOCE 1027 Dean Corbett 61.0 34.0F 27.0

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Cruising Div 2

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  17:09:38

Series Results [EHC Div2] up to Race 2
Place Ties Boat Name Sail Num Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1 2.0S ROGUE 826 Peter Hrones 6.0 2.0 4.0
2   BOADICCA 7717 Jason Antill 6.0 3.0 3.0
3   ENCORE 00100 Tim Lewis Jim Milledge 11.0 4.0 7.0
4   L\'ESPRIT 7041 Peter Byford 12.0 7.0 5.0
5   ZOE 98 Wayne Millar 13.0 1.0 12.0
6 1.0S THE POACHER MK6 John Foster 16.0 15.0 1.0
7   ERESSEA 6590 John Bankart 16.0 8.0 8.0
8   VIRAGO II 6813 Dave Rooke 19.0 5.0 14.0
9   AVVENTURA 7044 Peter Mumford 22.0 9.0 13.0
10 2.0S MOONSHINE 2118 Allan McClintock 24.0 22.0 2.0
11   DRAKES PRAYER RQ6165 Rod Johannessen 24.0 14.0 10.0
12   SOLUTIONS 3242 Stephen Dadour 26.0 11.0 15.0
13 6.0S KITE RUNNER 11000 Phil Jobe 27.0 21.0 6.0
14   SAILTIME SWIFT 447 Graham Raspass Anthony Bishop 27.0 10.0 17.0
15 6.0S SALACIA RQ1600 Stephen Everett 28.0 6.0 22.0
16   RUN RUN RUN SM2800 James Heywood 28.0 19.0 9.0
17   FLYINGFISH LET LOOSE M604 Jonathan Threlfall 31.0 20.0 11.0
18   MAKO WS40 Cameron Wiklund 32.0 13.0 19.0
19   ONE O NINE 1109 Robert Salteri 34.0 18.0 16.0
20   PRIME EXAMPLE 214 Leigh Dorrington 35.0 12.0 23.0
21 16.0S PILGRIM E226 Paul Ley 37.0 16.0 21.0
22   CARPE DIEM SM1750 Paul Commins 37.0 17.0 20.0
23   SHAZAM PD447 Doug Ryan 42.0 24.0C 18.0

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Cruising Div 3

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  17:20:43

Series Results [EHC Div3] up to Race 2
Place Ties Sail Num Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   448 FLY 'N HIGH Gary Bruce 7.0 6.0 1.0
2   1566 ELYSIUM Dean Hansen 8.0 3.0 5.0
3   934 WIZARD OF THE WIND Michael Waldie 10.0 7.0 3.0
4 1.0S 6702 JOIE DE VIE Rob Aldis 11.0 1.0 10.0
5 2.0S 8047 PEGGY Benjamin Meakin 11.0 9.0 2.0
6   MB643 BAD HABITS Barry Thompson 11.0 4.0 7.0
7   RQ1982 OSCARS RIDE Peter Driml 12.0 8.0 4.0
8   662 OASIS Merv Stephensen 13.0 5.0 8.0
9   5050 MANDALA Gerard Webb 18.0 2.0 16.0
10   RQ410 SYNERGY Ron James 20.0 14.0 6.0
11   6990 GREAT WHITE Bob Penty 24.0 15.0 9.0
12   6632 PSYCHO 11 Philip Bates 25.0 13.0 12.0
13   BOW18 ESCAPADE Mike Schmidt 26.0 12.0 14.0
14   PH385 VALHALLA Peter Cox 31.0 11.0 20.0
15   6294 INEZ Ian Ritchie 32.0 19.0 13.0
16   BOW07 KAOS Duncan Blake 34.0 10.0 24.0
17   6421 POHONO Andrew Williams 35.0 17.0 18.0
18 16.0S 19 JO Mark Bucknall 37.0 16.0 21.0
19   276 STARKERS Alan Stark 37.0 18.0 19.0
20   C192 NORTHERN MOMENT Vic Stevens 38.0 27.0F 11.0
21 15.0S 3900 SATISFACTION James Hogan 42.0 27.0F 15.0
22   B48 KARM Ray Nankervis 42.0 20.0 22.0
23 17.0S T92 VAN DEMON Steve Woodfine 44.0 27.0F 17.0
24   BOW02 KARMA David Angus 44.0 21.0 23.0
25   BOW20 WILDFLOWER2 Dan Clougherty 54.0 27.0F 27.0C
25   M BANSHEE Rob & Kerry Kasmarik 54.0 27.0F 27.0F

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Non Spinnaker Div 1

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  17:51:42

Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 2
Place Ties Boat Name Sail Num Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1 1.0S GEOMATIC ALLEGRO 6723 Adrian Lewis 4.0 1.0 3.0
2   STILL DANGEROUS 7022 Ivor Burgess 4.0 2.0 2.0
3   RHYTHM BOW05 Mikhail Beloborodov 5.0 4.0 1.0
4   MIM 450 Mike Walter 8.0 3.0 5.0
5 4.0S PRIORITIES BOW12 Tim Butler 13.0 9.0 4.0
6 5.0S CURLEW ESCAPE RQ67 Scott Turner 13.0 5.0 8.0
7 2R NAMADGI C444 Michael Martin 13.0 6.0 7.0
8   JEMSON SM3016 Andrew Molnar 13.0 7.0 6.0
9   YANTARA SM107 Mike Sheppard 17.0 8.0 9.0
10   SMART CHOICE H50 Smart Christine 20.0 10.0 10.0
11   CONDESA BOW19 Mark Gaskell 32.0 16.0C 16.0F
11   SOUTHERN SWELL B1 Geoff Adams 32.0 16.0C 16.0C
11   SASSAFRAS GBR96767 Andrew Senn 32.0 16.0F 16.0C
11   HURRICA V 1924 Steve Gunns 32.0 16.0F 16.0F
11   MISTA GYBE W888 Linda Gorry 32.0 16.0C 16.0C

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)



Non Spinnaker Div 2

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  17:52:55

Series Results [EHC Div2] up to Race 2
Place Ties Boat Name Sail Num Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1   SUPERTRAMP 6678 Sue & Alan Pick 3.0 1.0 2.0
2   UNTAMED 8 John Parkes 4.0 3.0 1.0
3   CZECH MATE 6361 Phil Dressler 5.0 2.0 3.0
4   CHAMPAGNE 326 Allen Richards 11.0 4.0 7.0
5   RENATA BOW16 Lachlan Jackson 13.0 9.0T 4.0
6   CHAMPS ELYSEES 4151 Ray Fraser 15.0 5.0 10.0
7   REVE BOW11 Keith Cooper 17.0 9.0T 8.0
8 5.0S IDLE TIME   Mal Dennis 20.0 15.0F 5.0
9   KRYSTAL B178 Mark Strobel 20.0 9.0T 11.0
10   PLAYLIST BOW03 Matt Powell 21.0 15.0F 6.0
11   KEITA BOW21 David Barnes 22.0 9.0T 13.0
12   BULA! BOW14 Fabian Baez 24.0 15.0F 9.0
13   SANUK 11 547 Harvey Michael 27.0 15.0F 12.0
14   RUBY CHARLOTTE A65 Jonathan Hickling 30.0 15.0F 15.0F

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


MacConaghy 38

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  15:35:06

Series Results [OD] up to Race 3
Place Ties Boat Name Sail Num Skipper Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1 3R VINO HI101 Chris Hancock 6.0 1.0 2.0 3.0
2   GINGER 38011 Leslie Green 6.0 3.0 1.0 2.0
3   DARK STAR AUS38002 John Bacon 9.0 2.0 6.0 1.0
4   HOOLIGAN AUS521 Marcus Blackmore 11.0 4.0 3.0 4.0
5   GHOST RIDER 403 Ross Hennessy 16.0 5.0 4.0 7.0
6   ASSASSIN 9999N Robin Crawford 17.0 6.0 5.0 6.0
7   LAZY DOG PUR38015 Sergio Sagramoso 19.0 7.0 7.0 5.0

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)



Melges 32

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  15:35:55

Series Results [OD] up to Race 3
Place Ties Boat Name Sail Num Skipper Sers Score Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
1   ENVY SCOOTERS AUS138 Barry Cuneo 4.0 2.0 1.0 1.0
2   PANTHER AUS070 Stephen O'Rourke 5.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
3   GOODGEAR - MAC 2 AUS153 John McDougall 10.0 3.0 4.0 3.0
4   ROCK N' ROLL AUS320 Kim Williams 11.0 4.0 3.0 4.0

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Multihull Racing

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  17:22:36

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 2
Place Boat Name Sail Num Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1 BULLETPROOF MK61 Scott Gralow 4.0 2.0 2.0
2 WILPARINA 11 GR297 Robert Remilton 5.0 4.0 1.0
3 CHILLPILL G1550 Wayne Bloomer 7.0 1.0 6.0
4 J'OUVERT WH3801 Peter Berry 7.0 3.0 4.0
5 RICOCHET   Frank Hobson 10.0 7.0 3.0
6 OUI OUI! M23 Stephen Barton 11.0 6.0 5.0
7 CARBON CREDIT SA532 Peter Hawker 12.0 5.0 7.0

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


Multihull Cruising

Hosted By Hamilton Island Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  18/08/2014  17:54:20

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 2
Place Boat Name Sail No Skipper Sers Score Race 2 Race 1
1 MIZ BEHAVIN 10174 William Dicker 6.0 1.0 5.0
2 FLUFFY MUFFY BOW38 Ian Torode 6.0 5.0 1.0
3 JOIE DE VIVRE BOW13 Ian Fraser 8.0 6.0 2.0
4 YELLOW FIN BOW10 Petr Kochnev 8.0 4.0 4.0
5 STORM BAY 2C Jeff Gerard 10.0 2.0 8.0
6 CAP ROCAT CATANA Peter Dyer 16.0 7.0 9.0
7 SEACLUSION BOW09 Craig Stanger 17.0 3.0 14.0F
8 SEA TWIST 125018 G Nolan P Barrett 17.0 14.0F 3.0
9 ALEXIS BOW22 Ross Hunt 20.0 14.0F 6.0
10 HEATWAVE BOW29 Steve McLay 21.0 14.0C 7.0
11 HA HA BOW15 Colin Maslen 28.0 14.0C 14.0C
11 LATERAL THINKING BOW26 Mike Anderson 28.0 14.0F 14.0F
11 LICKITY SPLIT TAKE 2 MOJO Drew Wooler 28.0 14.0C 14.0C

(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=UFP V=AVG W=DUT X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)





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It was windshift upon windshift upon shift upon windshift on Day 3 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami sailed on Biscayne Bay Presented by Sunbrella, the premier regatta has attracted 599 boats and 768 sailors who were adjusting all day to one thing or another. If it wasn't the wind direction that was changing, it was the wind speed. ... [more]  

North U kicked off its 2015 season of youth match racing clinics around the U.S. with a successful clinic hosted by the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club in Kemah, Texas on Galveston Bay near Houston. Forty high school and college sailors spent two-and-a-half days learning about match racing and training in Sonars on flat water and 6-12 knots of breeze. ... [more]  

A fantastic week of sunshine, warm weather, big breeze and competitive sailing is what sailors were treated to last week in Key West. Several Canadians left the bitter cold of the north to partake in the fun filled week and a few even brought home trophies. Here's a peek at the fun in the sun! ... [more]  

Ben Ainslie Racing, the British Challenger for the 35th America's Cup, have shipped two foiling Nacra 20 catamarans to Bermuda and have become the first team to commence sailing operations at the Venue for the next Cup. The team conducted an initial training camp in Bermuda, last week. ... [more]  

At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, if the Chamber of Commerce had stayed up all night working at it, they could not have served up a better day for racing. ... [more]  

On day 2 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, the rainstorms of yesterday vanished but the excellent wind conditions remained in place on Biscayne Bay. A more conventional day of racing saw US Sailing Team Sperry athletes finish the day in the top 10 in 5 Olympic classes and 2 Paralympic classes. ... [more]  

Bringing Dragon Sailors from around the world to Antigua. Harmony Hall Yacht Club, with the support of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and the Inn at English Harbour, will host the second Annual Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge with nine races scheduled to take place over five days in fantastic Caribbean conditions on identical Petticrow Dragons. ... [more]  

There are so many ways that the Dongfeng Race Team could have lost the chance to win the light-air marathon from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China. Leading from the first 24 hours to the finish, 23 and a half days later, 5,403 nautical miles sailed and eight different gulfs, oceans and seas, is not necessarily the most advisable way to try and take the spoils. ... [more]  

Sydney photographer, Michael Chittenden was on Sydney harbour last Sunday and captured these images from Race 4 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championships ... [more]  

New Zealand short-handed sailor, Conrad Colman is on his second two handed round the world race, this time aboard the Spirit of Hungary with Nandor Fa sailing in the Barcelona Round the World Race: I had noticed a couple of chafing zones on the mainsail so I prepared some patches and the Dr. Sails flexible epoxy glue so we could drop the main quickly ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami- Photos provided by Ocean Images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - It may have been a day late for Australia Day, but on the second day at the Sailing World Cup Miami, the Australian Finn sailors were on a charge with some sparkling performances. Giles Scott (GBR) still leads after winning the opening race of the day, while Jake Lilley (AUS) won the second and moved up to second overall. Ed Wright (GBR) is in third. ... [more]  

2015 Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race is set to begin Friday, February 6. The 32nd edition of the venerable Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race will start in Port Everglades, Florida, and send its 12-boat fleet on a challenging 811 nautical mile course to Montego Bay, Jamaica. George Sakellaris’s (Framingham, Mass.) 72-foot Shockwave will be the largest boat competing, so it should be interesting to ... [more]  

VX One momentum is growing with ever larger fleets showing the pure fun and easy performance of this true thoroughbred one design. ... [more]  

Last Friday, former Oracle Team USA team member, Matthew Mitchell issued a media release stating that he has lodged a complaint with the International Sailing Federation over the actions of a fellow crew member, Simeon Tienpont, and inaction by the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup, in San Francisco. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: A warm and colorful welcome for Team SCA into Sanya by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, Auckland, NZ
The all-female crew, Team SCA, arrived to a warm and colorful welcome including fireworks, Chinese dragons, orchid garlands and traditional costumes into the city of Sanya on Hainan Island in southern China early Tuesday evening (local time). 'It was a really different leg. I wouldn’t say it was hard in terms of the physical side but it just had lots of things coming at all angles ... [more]  

Touch2Play had the great fortune of participating in what would be the largest yet gathering of J88’s to date. Quantum Key West Race Week would serve as a chance to see how boats lined up against one another in conditions that covered the full range. For this event we had Rob and Sandy Butler, Steve Leibel, Keven Piper, Coleen Walsh and myself, Larry Huibers. ... [more]  

As the Barcelona World Race leaders race to the Crozet Islands, once again their paths have diverged – Neutrogena around 200 miles to the south-west of first-placed Cheminées Poujoulat on the water, and gaining around 40 miles in the past 24 hours. ... [more]  

For the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will announce on Saturday (31 January) at 10:00 CET the final line-up of sports. ... [more]  

On a high octane first day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami on Monday (26 January) Giles Scott, Alison Young and the Paralympian Sonar trio of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas saw the best possible start to their 2015 sailing seasons with double race victories. ... [more]  

On the opening day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, it was sunny and bright. It was storming and raining sideways. It was sunny and bright. ... [more]  

On the opening day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, it was sunny and bright. It was storming and raining sideways. It was sunny and bright. ... [more]  

RC44 World Championship Leg 1 gets underway on 24th March until 29th March 2015. The RC 44 Class is unlike any 40 foot sailing yacht ever designed, and the reason for that is simple. She is a high performance one design yacht created for top level racing in international regattas. If one was to compare this concept to racing cars, then we would be talking about the F1, NASCAR or similar. ... [more]  

On Day 1 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, America's premier Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta, featured the full range of what sailing in Miami has to offer. Over 850 sailors enjoyed strong breeze for the duration of the day, in addition to a brief but powerful rainstorm. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Giles Scott (GBR) said last week that he hoped his unbeaten run would continue, and based on Monday’s form at the Sailing World Cup Miami, the 2014 World and European Finn Champion is giving it a pretty good shot ... [more]  

ISAF Olympic classes regatta Miami 2015 images provided by photographer Ingrid Abery. ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica won a Leg 3 podium place in China after some of the closest racing ever seen in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Turkish-American team protected their position in the final stretch to Sanya, carefully navigating a course peppered with fishing boats along the Vietnamese coast and across the South China Sea to cap off a well-sailed leg to clinch third. ... [more]  

The finish of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Sanya, China just before noon on January 27, 2015 marked an unbelievable end to a magnificent leg for Dongfeng Race Team. After leading the fleet virtually all the way from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China, over more than 5,000 miles of intense ocean racing, Dongfeng finally crossed the finish line in first place ... [more]  

Winner of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng, have released footage taken from a drone launched from the Volvo Ocean Race yacht, as she sails in light airs on the last days of Leg 3 of the race. It is believed to be the first time a drone, launched from a competitor, has been used in a major ocean race. ... [more]  

World sailing history was created earlier today when Dongfeng Race Team became the first Chinese yacht to have a win in a premier trans-ocean racing event. Her win was also a first in the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race. At 1131hrs UTC the Chinese flagged entry emphatically won Leg 3 in their home port of Sanya to take the overall leadin the 40,000nm event with six stages to go. ... [more]  

On the morning of the 26th of January, the Maersk Line ship MV Stockholm delivered the Team Vestas Wind's damaged VO65 to the port in Genoa, Italy. From here she will be taken to the Persico building facilty where the rebuild of the wrecked boat will be undertaken. The team's goal is to rejoin the race in Lisbon, Portugal in June, 2015. ... [more]  

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is considering backing Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup bid, in a move that would propel the fortunes of the Olympic gold medallist yet further. Sir Ben is believed to have asked the Virgin billionaire to consider backing the venture when he and his new wife, Georgie Thompson, spent time on Sir Richard’s Necker Island in January. ... [more]  

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Changes
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview
Barcelona World Race - A game of chase
Quantum Key West Race Week: Four GC32's make spectacular USA debut
Volvo Ocean Race – Frostad says Caudrelier proving them wrong *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Last day drag race to Sanya
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Tense onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 - Dongfeng Race Team pushing hard!
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3 Finish - Video - Delayed feed
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Countdown begins
Volvo Ocean Race: Donfeng set to create a piece of sailing history
Barcelona World Race - First of the iconic Great Capes has been passed
Classic 18fters racing on Sydney Harbour
Volvo Ocean Race - Can Dongfeng still hang on for a Sanya win??
Stephanie Roble, 2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
Barcelona World Race - Taking advantage
Oakcliff Awarded Joe Prosser Award at US Sailing NSPS 2015
20 Nations head for 2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta
Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 500 miles to go
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Fantastic finish
Barcelona World Race: Weather beacons launched midrace   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 5   
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race – Gala prizegiving marks end of event   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 5 images by Ingrid Abery   
Volvo Ocean Race Leader - Dongfeng - the right place at the right time   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Notice Of Race online   
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Volvo Ocean Race: Changes to Team Vestas Wind crew   
McDougall+McConaghy Moth Worlds: Highlight video released   
America's Cup: Oracle crew mate lodges complaint against Tienpont   
2015 Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 4 images by Ingrid Abery   
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailing Team preview   
Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 - A great day   
Volvo Ocean Race: Jump seat and Pro-Am race spots up for auction   
Lauderdale Olympic Classes Regatta overall   
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng? Race Team suffer? damage   
America's Cup: Italy to host first America's Cup World Series regatta   
Breeze and Sunshine at Quantum Key West Race Week   
Images of the Millennium Cup and Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 1:   
2015 Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race – Three records broken   


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