sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Australia Day Green Island race - Win to Gretel II

Australia Day Green Island race - Win to Gretel II

'Gretel II sails between Piersons Point and Dennes Point on Bruny Island as she enters the d’Entrecasteaux Channel in the Australia Day Green Island Race'    © Andrea Francolini Photography    Click Here to view large photo

Australia Day Green Island Race.

Yachting legend Gordon Ingate yesterday steered his 1977 America’s Cup challenger Gretel II to a line honours victory in the 40 nautical Australia Day Green Island Race – nearly a quarter of a century since he last helmed the yacht in a race.


Gordon Ingate, back on the helm of Gretel II -  © Andrea Francolini?nid=79661 Photography   Click Here to view large photo
The near 85-year-old flew down from Sydney at the invitation of current owner Mike Maxwell to helm the beautifully refurbished International 12 metre class yacht, which is in Hobart for next month’s Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

'It was a great sail, frustrating at times, but we had a brilliant spinnaker ride back up the d’Entrecasteaux Channel and the River Derwent late this afternoon,' Ingate said later at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.

'I think the last time I sailed GII in a race was on Sydney Harbour in 1987,' recalled Ingate who wore his original jacket and distinctive pale blue hat that he wore at Newport, Rhode Island when he led the ‘dad’s army’ crew with the former challenger.

Yesterday 1970 and 1977 America’s Cup challenger made a magnificent sight as she powered past the Sandy Bay Regatta under spinnaker before a strong sea breeze.

Joining Ingate as tactician was Don Calvert, the doyen of River Derwent racing who, like Ingate, is a past winner of the prestigious Prince Philip Cup for the International Dragon class.

Ingate and Gretel II got line honours by just 39 seconds from an unusual, for him, competitor in yacht racing, the trimaran Rocket Alice, skippered by David Graney.

Gretel II in hot pursuit of smaller yachts after a conservative start to the green Island Race -  © Andrea Francolini?nid=79661 Photography   Click Here to view large photo

On handicap, the winner of the 175th Australia Day Trophy, linking the Green Island Race with the historic regatta held on Sydney Harbour yesterday, was Graham Inglis’ Kaufman 33 Rouseabout.

Second place went to Take Five, Ian Gannon’s Peter Cole-designed Traditional 30 and third to Grizzly Adams, Joel Bultman’s Adams 8.

In the Australia Day Sandy Bay Regatta, overall winner of the dinghies, decided on yardstick handicaps, was Ed Hargreaves sailing a Sabot. Second and third placings overall went to International Cadet crews, with Maddi and Elliott Salter second and Silas and Rupert Hamilton third.

First place in the windsurfers went to Steve Charles from Dave Morehead and Will Shore in the strongest turn-out of windsurfers on the Derwent in Years – with the fresh sea breeze providing idea conditions.




by Peter Campbell

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=79661

10:07 AM Wed 26 Jan 2011 GMT






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


Related News Stories:

26 Jan 2011  Australia Day Regatta - Sea fog fails to dampen a great anniversary
26 Jan 2011  Australia Day Regatta 2011 - the Classic Boats -photos from Francolini
24 Jan 2011  175th Australia Day Regatta: Huge fleet of classic yachts turning out
04 Jan 2011  175th Australia Day Regatta - Century old Weene to sail

News - USA and the World





























Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,












International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets   
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace   
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   


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