sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Festival of Sails 2013 - International A-Class - Breakthrough win
Festival of Sails 2013 - International A-Class - Breakthrough win

'Gill International A Class Catamaran Southern Champion - David ’Demon’ Parker - Festival of Sail 2013'    Teri Dodds ©

Festival of Sails 2013. With a borrowed boat and a demon of an alias, International A-Class young-gun David Parker claimed his first ever major regatta win.

Parker started the final day’s racing with a win in the mildest conditions of the regatta so far, a meek 10 knots from the southeast.

It was enough to make the boat builder nervous; knowing full well that 20-knots wind speed is his racing sweet spot.

'I was really worried at the start, you know, there are nine or 10 blokes out there who could win this,’’ he said.

But, he found new confidence racing his father’s catamaran, a relatively new design DNA A-Class.

'The new design is a lot faster,’’ he said. 'I’m pretty happy with dad for lending me his boat, it’s a great feeling to win, especially when there are blokes ranked in the top 10 out there racing.'

Gill International A Class Catamaran Southern Champion - David ’’Demon’’ Parker (Centre) -  Teri Dodds- Festival of Sails ©  


Winning the Gill International A-Class Trophy could be the start of a new superstition for Parker, who entered the regatta under his nickname ‘Demon’ for the first time.

'I might have to consider doing it every time if it brings me this sort of luck,’’ he said with a laugh.

Stuart Scott also finished with 29 points, but finished second on countback with Livewire2. Graeme Parker finished third with Chasingshadows on 36 points.

Sports Boats: No monkeying around

Bundaberg Rum Sports Boat Champions - Monkey Business -  Teri Dodds ©  


Royal Geelong Yacht Club’s Shaw 650 Monkey Business finished second and third today to claim a home victory, winning the Bundaberg Rum Sports Boat Trophy.

Presentations - Bundaberg Rum Sports Boat Champions - Monkey Business (L-R - RGYC Commodore Andrew Neilson with Cam Rae, Blake Robertson, Myles Gavin and Rhys Short) -  Teri Dodds- Festival of Sails ©  


Skipper Cam Rae was ecstatic, and hopeful that the good form would continue heading into the national titles in April.

'We had an really ordinary first race today, so we weren’t confident,' Rae said. 'But, as they say, it’s not over till it’s over, and the boys worked really hard.

'The guys who filled the top three spots are all excellent sailors so to come away with a win is a great thing.'

Foamfast skippered by Paul Heyes finished second, six points behind on 22, followed by Noel Leith-Smith’s Vivace in third place, also on 22 points.

SB20: Daring to win

Chris Dare’s Flirtatious - Festival of Sail 2013 -  Teri Dodds ©  


Finally, claiming the Maui Jim SB20 Victorian Trophy was Flirtatious skipper Chris Dare. It was an average day for Dare and his crew, who posted their worst results of the regatta.

Despite today’s form the team rallied to win with 11 points, four points clear of A-Play, skippered by Dean Joel, and eight points ahead of Mark Wolfenden’s Still Out of Control.

International A Class Catamaran Southern Champs 2 (Top-5 finishers after nine races)

1.)Demons New A - David Parker (29 points)
2.)Livewire 2 - Stuart Scott (29 points)
3.)Chasing Shadows- Graeme Parker (36 points)
4.)White Pointer- Stephen Brayshaw (42 points)
5.) Wild Thing - Christpher Batenburg (42 points)

Festival of Sails 2013


by Danielle McKay

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=106001

8:27 AM Sun 27 Jan 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

27 Jan 2013  Andrea Francolini's photos of IRC Australian Championships 2013
27 Jan 2013  Festival of Sails - Audi IRC Nationals - Cliff hanger finale
27 Jan 2013  Festival of Sails – Business End
27 Jan 2013  Festival of Sails 2013 - Melges 24 - Crowning of new king
27 Jan 2013  Festival of Sails images from Andrea Francolini
27 Jan 2013  Festival of Sails - Cruising divisions all smiles after day three
27 Jan 2013  Festival of Sails - Action aplenty on day 3
26 Jan 2013  Festival of Sails - Local favourite closes gap
26 Jan 2013  Melges 24 Nationals Day 2 - Bandit's hard earned hat trick
26 Jan 2013  Festival of Sails – Weed killer
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World















America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




















































NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder   
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go   
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT