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

































































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


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   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   


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 VIR US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT