sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Zhik Australian Open Bic Cup - Easter Weekend at Royal freshwater Bay
Zhik Australian Open Bic Cup - Easter Weekend at Royal freshwater Bay


'Sean Herbert, Manly SC, NZ - Winner Australian Open Bic Cup - Zhik Australian Open Bic Cup'    Jennifer Medd    Click Here to view large photo

The Australian Open Bic Cup at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Western Australia, was won by Sean Herbert of Manly Sailing Club, New Zealand with Chris Gallen second, and Oliver Medd third, both of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.

The Easter weekend saw the Australian Open Bic Cup held at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Western Australia. The event started on Friday morning with an invitation race that provided sailors with an opportunity to assess where they stood in the fleet to decide whether to sail the main event in either the Gold or Silver fleet. Competitive racing began in the afternoon with three races sailed in a stiffening sea breeze. For many of the Eastern States sailors this was their first experience of the famous ‘Fremantle Doctor’. Due to decreasing wind, Saturday morning’s racing was postponed until the afternoon when the ‘Doctor’ arrived on time allowing for another three competitive races on a slalom course. No protests are allowed in the Open Bic Championships. Instead, on water judging keeps the sailing fair.

Moderate winds on Sunday morning provided the opportunity for the sailors to complete two Adventure fun races. These races have separate prizes and don’t contribute to the scorning for the Championship. The first race was one up and began with a handicapped ‘Le Mans’ start off the beach in front of the club. The boats raced out of the moorings and off to the ‘Island of Doom’ where sailors collected an Easter egg before heading back to the club and finish line. This was followed by the ‘two up’ Adventure race following the same course: experienced sailors were paired with less experienced sailors. Ooching, pumping , rocking and paddling were all deemed fair in this event.

Chris Gallen, Oliver Medd, Kristen Wadley doing battle downwind - Zhik Australian Open Bic Cup -  Jennifer Medd   Click Here to view large photo

The ‘Freestyle’ events followed with heats of three boats and teams of two sailors trying to each impress the judges with an anything goes approach to finding the most interesting and unusual things to do with a Bic. This includes fancy dress combined with mast climbing, dancing, synchronized diving and capsizes from attempts to hold either the nose or, if you are really clever, the stern of the boat vertically in the air for as long as possible. The Freestyle event was won with impressive style displayed by the Wadley sisters from Tinaroo, Queensland. Open Bic events include adventure races and freestyle events to create a sense of fun and diminish tension often associated with competitive racing.

On Sunday afternoon the ‘Doctor’ paid a visit for the three races held on a trapezoid course. Sunday night festivities followed with the inaugural National Open Bic Disco in the new Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club ballroom. Much fun was had as a dance off between sailors and some evidently old fashioned parents ensued.

The event finished on Monday with two light wind races held in the morning before the land breezed faded.

Overall First Place in the Gold fleet went to Sean Herbert, of Manly Sailing Club, New Zealand, who also won the Under 13 Division. Second Place went to Chris Gallen of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Western Australia, who won the Under 16 division. Third Place went to Oliver Medd of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club with Kristen Wadley of Tinaroo Sailing Club, Queensland, taking Forth Place and Zac Littlewood of South of Perth Yacht Club, Western Australia taking Fifth Place respectively.

The Silver Fleet was won by Tabitha Woo, of East Fremantle Yacht Club, Western Australia with Talia Bulstrode of Tinaroo Sailing Club in second place and Govinda Loney of East Fremantle Yacht in third place. Additional results can be found at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club website.

Thanks go to the parents of sailors from all states who helped both on and off the water. However, it was the support of some key volunteers, with no family members sailing, that made this event such a success. In particular Event Manager Debbie Blaauw, Principal Race Officer John Taylor and his team of mark layers including Russell Wellington, David Riddle and John Brodziak. International juror Gary Dean lead an on water jury boat team which comprised, Geoff Wilson, Jen Suffield, Ollie Riorden and Andrew Ring.

Open Bic Freestyle - even cows can do it! - Zhik Australian Open Bic Cup -  Jennifer Medd   Click Here to view large photo

The Wadley Sisters and the very serious business of boom walking - Open Bic Frestyle - Zhik Australian Open Bic Cup -  Jennifer Medd   Click Here to view large photo

Oliver Medd, RFBYC,WA - Third Place Gold Fleet - Zhik Australian Open Bic Cup -  Jennifer Medd   Click Here to view large photo

Chris Gallen, RFBYC, WA - Second Place Gold Fleet - Zhik Australian Open Bic Cup -  Jennifer Medd   Click Here to view large photo

Gold Fleet shortly after the start on Friday - Zhik Australian Open Bic Cup -  Jennifer Medd   Click Here to view large photo


by Daniel Medd

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108018

5:12 PM Mon 1 Apr 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World



































































Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1   
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day   
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award   
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners   
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win   
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT