Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

Zhik Moth Worlds - Outteridge wins on home pond

by Lizzi Roundtree on 14 Jan 2011
BELMONT - NEW SOUTH WALES. AUSTRALIA . 14 January 2011. DAY 6. Last finals day. Nathan Outteridge (AUS 3750) 2011 Moth World Champion. ThMartinez / Sea & Co - Copyright http://www.thmartinez.com

Hugs and Champagne welcomed the newest Moth World Champion Nathan Outteridge (AUS) to his home shores in Lake Macquarie, Australia. Entering the day with an 11-point lead over second place fellow Aussie Joe Turner, Outteridge sailed a conservative four-races to closeout a winning series.

Almost too conservative – Outteridge was never hot off the line nor leading at the top mark. In more than a few races he was surfacing around seventh in the first lap, yet in all but one he was able to turn it into a top five finish over the line.

Turner won the day without ever winning a race. He was consistently hot on the trail of the top pack, which was all he needed for a second place finish in the Championship.

Third place was anybody’s guess, but by closing out the day with a bullet, Scott Babbage (AUS) took a decided third. Kiwi Peter Burling, who carried a DNF from the first day of the Finals, was able to jump just two points ahead of past champions John Harris (AUS) and Bora Gulari (USA).

Tom Slingsby (AUS) had a hot and cold day, but his win in Race 8 put him just ahead of fellow Aussie Rob Gough. Arnaud Psarofaghis of Switzerland finished 10th overall, and first European.

Samantha England (AUS) beat out American Lindsay Bergan by one point for the title of leading lady at 47th and 48th place.



Despite the tough forecast, the Race Committee executed the entire scheduled series – including a total of 5 races for the Silver Fleet on the final day. Unfortunately there were not enough hours in the day to see the return of the Wing-sail, and Charlie McKee (USA) was just not able to keep on pace sailing with the softer rig. 'The first thing I noticed going back was how much more physically tiring [the soft sail] is!' He reports.

James Spithill was back on the water for more of the action, and the high-speed stacks at the leeward mark kept the camera crew busy. Online fans were active posting their support for their friends and family on the live Facebook feed and online results-by-race tracking.

Overall the 2011 Zhik Moth World Championship, supported by SP High Modulus was a huge success thanks to the multitude of volunteers and supporters.

[Sorry, this content could not be displayed]
Zhik 2011 Moth World Championships - Belmont, NSW - Friday 14 Jan 2011

Gold Fleet - Final Series Results with 1 discard
Rank Skipper Code QS Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 Pts
1 Nathan Outteridge AUS 1 1 1 4 2 3 2 4 6 4 22
2 Joe Turner AUS 3 3 4 3 DNF 6 5 3 4 2 33
3 Scott Babbage AUS 4 2 8 6 10 4 6 8 2 1 41
4 Peter Burling NZL 2 14 DNF 1 11 2 1 1 7 7 46
5 John Harris AUS 8 5 2 5 3 9 8 6 8 3 48
6 Bora Gulari USA 11 4 3 7 1 13 12 2 3 6 49
7 Tom Slingsby AUS 7 10 9 2 15 47 3 12 1 9 68
8 Rob Gough AUS 6 9 7 8 17 8 4 9 10 8 69
9 Iain Jensen AUS 5 7 16 9 9 1 10 14 5 13 73
10 Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI 12 8 5 13 7 5 16 11 9 11 81

For full fleet results here

[Sorry, this content could not be displayed]

All the action can be followed here including race updates, news, results, daily video highlights and excellent imagery from Thierry Martinez.

The 2011 Zhik Moth Worlds is brought to you by:
Zhik - Gear for the fast wet athlete www.zhik.com
SP High Modulus www.gurit.com/marine
NSW Department of Sport & Recreation www.dsr.nsw.gov.au
NaiadMackay BoatsBakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

Ker 40 takes home the trifecta
Connel McLarens' McConaghy buiilt Ker 40 Ice Breaker is yet again at the top of her division. Connel McLarens' McConaghy buiilt Ker 40 Ice Breaker is yet again at the top of her division, following the win at the Bay of Islands Regatta back in January. Ice Breaker took home the trifecta last week at The BMW Cup, coming first in PHRF A-Division, IRC Nationals and winning the overall BWM Trophy.
Posted on 3 Apr 2012
McConaghy boats - The fastest and now the deepest
McConaghy boats are renowned for building the some of the fastest yachts afloat. Now McConaghy construction skills have McConaghy boats are renowned for building the some of the fastest yachts afloat. Now McConaghy construction skills have been used by film maker/explorer James Cameron - who has just entered the history books and became the first person to make a solo dive to the ocean's deepest point.
Posted on 27 Mar 2012
Inaugural MC 38 One Design Australian Championship announced
McConaghy Boats has announced the inaugural MC 38 Australian Championship which is set to take place in Pittwater McConaghy Boats has announced the inaugural MC 38 Australian Championship which is set to take place in Pittwater, Sydney this October. The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is home to the first three MC 38s in Sydney and is very excited to be hosting the event.
Posted on 6 Mar 2012
McConaghy's Ker 46 - Faster!!
When Ker Design received multiple requests to develop a yacht in the 45 foot range, they had a formidable prototype to w When Ker Design received multiple requests to develop a yacht in the 45 foot range, which would perform well inshore and offshore on IRC and ORCi, they knew they had a formidable prototype to work from - the Ker 46 Tonnerre.
Posted on 21 Feb 2012
Rolex Fastnet success for McConaghy
The Rolex Fastnet race saw McConaghy built ICAP Leopard 3 finish at the front of the fleet. Competing against one of the largest and most diverse fleets assembled in the history of offshore yachting, the Rolex Fastnet race saw McConaghy built ICAP Leopard 3, the Reichel Pugh 65 Vanquish (crewed by the young American Oakcliff Offshore Team with average age of 25) and the new Ker 40 Keronimo finish at the front of the fleet.
Posted on 20 Aug 2011
McConaghy - Fastest and fastest All4One TP52
McConaghy built the Audi sailing team powered by All4One TP52 in 62 days - the fastest build in the class history. McConaghy built the Audi sailing team powered by All4One TP52 in 62 days (under nine weeks) - the fastest build in the class history. Now the same TP52 is the fastest boat on the water, beating the the fiercely competitive TP52 Audi Med Cup fleet in the Region of Sardinia Trophy and winning the event by a commanding nine points.
Posted on 29 Jul 2011
McConaghy - Fastest and fastest All4One TP52
McConaghy built the Audi sailing team powered by All4One TP52 in 62 days - the fastest build in the class history. McConaghy built the Audi sailing team powered by All4One TP52 in 62 days (under nine weeks) - the fastest build in the class history. Now the same TP52 is the fastest boat on the water, beating the the fiercely competitive TP52 Audi Med Cup fleet in the Region of Sardinia Trophy and winning the event by a commanding nine points.
Posted on 29 Jul 2011
McConaghy built Esmit Europa 2 wins Rolex Grigalia Race 2011
Rolex Grigalia Race 2011 was won by McConaghy built Esmit Europa 2 Rolex Grigalia Race 2011 eas won by McConaghy built Esmit Europa 2. Esimit Europa 2 is one of the fastest and technologically most advanced sailing yachts in the world.
Posted on 30 Jun 2011
Reichel-Pugh and McConaghy's MC-R 35
The MC-R 35 cruiser/racer is hot off the Reichel/Pugh drawing board. The MC-R 35 is hot off the Reichel Pugh drawing board and is a cruiser/racer that will be coupled with the latest McConaghy Boats construction technology.
Posted on 28 May 2011
McConaghy Ker 40 jumping onto the World’s stage
Keronimo has had her maiden sail. This boat’s sea trials on the Solent in the UK is especially important. Keronimo has had her maiden sail. This boat’s sea trials on the Solent in the UK is especially important, as she is the first of the new Ker 40 IRC Racers to come out of the McConaghy Boats factory.
Posted on 28 May 2011