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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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Catch the live coverage of the Leg 4 Finish in Auckland. Check the video timer for a countdown to the start of coverage and the expected race finish time. Sail-World is updating the on the water action and weather - which has compressed the lead four boats ... [more]  

O MAPFRE conquistou de maneira emocionante a quarta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race, disputada entre a China e a Nova Zelândia. Na manhã deste sábado (28), o barco espanhol cruzou a linha de chegada em primeiro após quase 21 dias de navegação. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4 by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ... [more]  

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - a British tradition by Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy
Our favourite boat show in the whole world is the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. It is like no other, with a large percentage of eight to 15-year olds, with many young siblings often dragging their parents down the aisles. Its a dull overcast day in Lonon with rain showers, but inside the heated halls of the Alexandra Palace, the fabled 'Ally Pally' , around 5,000 visitors will gaze at touch and feel ... [more]  

MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). ... [more]  

Mapfre took the gun, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was second and Dongfeng third. Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air over Auckland for 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided these images. ... [more]  

Photographer Ainhoa Sanchez was in the air as the fleet approached Auckland for the end of leg 4 for the 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images. ... [more]  

The wind has switched half turn and boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to finish and a fair 10kt wind holding, the slow patch looks to have been removed from equation ... [more]  

2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Hap Fauth's American JV72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner. Whilst several yachts are still racing, by the morning of Friday 27th February none of the remaining teams had the ability to better Bella Mente's corrected time under IRC. It was third time lucky for Bella Mente as the Maxi 72 has finished second overall for the past two years. ... [more]  

Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. ... [more]  

On Sunday March 8th 2015, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will close out the final night of music with one of the most distinctive performances to date. DJ Natty Rico will be the final act to grace the regatta stage during the 'Legendary Party' following Kool and the Gang. His unique blend of saxophone playing and DJ skills will have your jaw dropping in amazement. ... [more]  

Barcelona World Race - Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue ... [more]  

SCYA Manning Regatta – The youth-heavy event is the fourth and last stop of the Shadden Series for teenagers under 19 not yet in college and is also a move-up regatta under the advancement guidelines of the International Naples Sabot Association. ... [more]  

US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Awards 2015 ceremony celebrated the sailing accomplishments of Terry Hutchinson (Annapolis, Md.) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.) as it returned to the iconic Model Room at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan after having moved to the west coast for the past three years. ... [more]  

For the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece pre-registration is open. So far 130 Masters have entered. 2015 will be the first time the Worlds Masters have been held in Greece. ... [more]  

The website for the 2015 Finn Open and Junior Europeans in Split, Croatia, is now live, with online entry open. The last time the Finns had an event there the wind did not cooperate and the fleet ended up sailing some races as the sun set. ... [more]  

RORC Caribbean 600 – Four Figaro II teams, all from the Guadeloupe Grand Large sailing academy, are racing in this year's event. 18 sailors from the offshore racing academy are racing on four identical yachts and have high aspirations for the future; the Solitaire du Figaro, Route du Rhum or the Everest of offshore solo-sailing, the Vendée Globe. ... [more]  

After having moved to the west coast for the past three years, US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards ceremony returned to the iconic Model Room at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan to celebrate the sailing accomplishments of Terry Hutchinson (Annapolis, Md.) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.). ... [more]  

If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. ... [more]  

America's Cup Defender Oracle Team USA and Challenger, Artemis Racing lined up for a series of try-outs on San Francisco Bay. Videographer John Navas was shoreside with a new high resolution video camera and provided these videos of the training sessions and hook-ups. ... [more]  

The HPYD conference is jointly organised by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (NZ) and The University of Auckland and will be held at the Marine Event Centre in Auckland to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It attracts some of the world’s most preeminent yacht designers and is recognised as one of the top three conferences in this area internationally. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston - How Alvimedica's chemistry works *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
Ryan Houston is a watch captain aboard Team Alvimedica. He sailed in two previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race – in 2008-09 aboard Delta Lloyd and 2011-12 on the incident plagued Volvo 70, Sanya. With the switch to the one design, ruggedly constructed Volvo 65 for this race many of the issues that bedevilled the competitors and organisers in the previous races appear to have been resolved. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dave Swete - Alvimedica's race so far *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL
The Volvo Ocean Race and its forerunner, the Whitbread Round the World Race, used to be dominated by Kiwi crews. In the current edition, there are just three New Zealanders competing. Two of those are on Team Alvimedica, the US and Turkish flagged entry. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Victory in the fourth leg was so close that Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier (FRA) could almost taste it on Thursday, but with just over 500 nautical miles (nm) to go, he was taking nothing for granted ... [more]  

The 2014-15 Etchells North American Midwinter East Series wraps up in Miami this weekend with the three-day Jaguar Southeastern Midwinter Regatta for the Schoonmaker Cup. The Jag, as the series has become better known, attracted over 50 boats for the four regatta series. ... [more]  

RORC Caribbean 600 – By the morning of day four, 19 yachts had completed the race and 43 yachts were still racing. Last night the lighter southerly wind had switched back to an easterly direction with substantial cloud activity providing changeable conditions for the competitors ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica hopes to use Coastal Classic tricks *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Sail-World’s NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke with David Swete one of three New Zealand crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Swete was reporting in from Team Alvimedica the US and Turkish flagged entry, currently lying in fourth place on leg 4 of the race from Sanya China to Auckand. ... [more]  

Oracle Team USA AC45 Turbo Feb 25 Training images provided by pressure-drop.us. Flat flood conditions and winds 12-18 and then picking up late in the day. Boat is matching the olars established with the AC 72's. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Emirates Team New Zealand gears up on less money *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Emirates Team New Zealand has pushed the start button on their campaign for the 35th America's Cup, with a budget that has been reduced by an estimated 20% from the San Francisco campaign. The decision to relocate the Venue for the Match to the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda has resulted in reduced attractiveness to sponsors, which in turn has led to cuts in the program ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. ... [more]  

AWT Goya Pro Cabo Verde kicks off in style! by American Windsurfing Tour
Last night saw the Opening Party for the Goya Cabo Verde Pro contest here on the beautiful island of Sal. In attendance were some of the biggest names in windsurfing along with local watermen, business men and dignitaries. The true spirit of the American Windsurfing Tour came out in force which was both mirrored and complimented by the spirit of this island ... [more]  

With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Barker offered non-sailing role by Emirates team NZ
2015 CYC Midwinters Race – Pictures by pressure-drop.us
CYC Midwinters Racing – Bring On The Breeze! – Overall
Laser World Championship – Over 2000 sailors to race in Kingston
Volvo Ocean Race: Barkow and Lush - from the Olympics to the Volvo *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Its anyone's race - Leg 4 to Auckland
Barcelona World Race - A time for extra care and caution
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Phaedo3 breaks record
Barcelona World Race - Cheminées Poujoulat pass Cape Horn
2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Records predicted to tumble + Video
2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship - NOR released
Asher Otto and Itchy Feet to open up the Caribbean Jam night
RS Sailing and BIC Sport North America team up for sailing programs
RORC Caribbean 600 – Record pace on Day 2
Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup - About to begin
10 tips from BoatUS for owners and renters
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta – Notice of Race online
2015 CYC Mid Winters images by h20shots
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from February 23 show
Volvo Ocean Race: Ryan Houston looking forward to his Kiwi home
Volvo Ocean Race: Wislang expected to lead Kiwis home after fast ride   
Volvo Ocean Race – Now the race to Auckland is truly on   
America's Cup: Spooner fails in attempt to have Oracle AC45 arrested   
2015 505 Midwinter Championship - Final race   
Barcelona World Race – Renault Captur resume, Spirit of Hungary stuck   
2015 ISAF Youth Sailing World – Emerging Nations Programme announced   
Barcelona World Race - Spirit of Hungary to make surprise pit-stop   
US Sailing Match Racing Committee launches The Dial Up Newsletter   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Michael Chittenden's images from Race 7   
Volvo Ocean Race – The Doldrums outside the Doldrums   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 Winner expected in Auckland on Saturday   
Volvo Ocean Race 2015 – Biggest challenges are around the corner   
86th SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Day 2 overall   
SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Farr 40 and Cal 25 class winners announced   
Barcelona World Race - The Bountiful Horn Beckons for Stamm and Le Cam   
Geelong boat Phoenix wins Sydney 38 National Title   
JJ Giltinan 18 foot Skiff Championship 2015 images by Bruce Kerridge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 4 restart from the Doldrums   
Melges 24 U.S. Championship is enjoying early success   
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Records set as rookie Kiwi crew second in Race 7   


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