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

 

Sail-World.com : International 14 Australian Championship 2012-13 returns RQYS

International 14 Australian Championship 2012-13 returns RQYS

'2010 International 14 Worlds'    Christophe Favreau ©

The International 14 fleet will race from Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron for the 2012-13 Australian Championship.

The I14 has a history that can be traced back to the early 1900s in Queensland and even further back in other parts of the world. The class once raced in good numbers on Waterloo Bay and the fleet is looking for a return to a proven track.

While the class is rightly proud of its history - that includes the invention of the planning hull about 90 years ago and the trapeze some 80 years ago - its sailors are first and foremost smitten by the challenge and speed delivered by the 14.

Multi world and Australian I14 champion Archie Massey sailing here with crew Dan Wilsdon … preparation, teamwork and skill. -  Neil Patchett  
Two-time Australian and World champion Archie Massey has dominated the national scene for the past few seasons in his all-black, modified Bieker 5 George first. With upwind speed of better than 10 knots at times and downwind at 'shut up and hang on' speed, the 14s deliver sufficient thrills and spills to remain one of the stronger skiff classes on the Australian sailing scene.

While the 2010 World Championship on Sydney Harbour attracted 108 entries that included representatives from Great Britain, Germany, Canada, USA and Japan - the typical fleet size for an Australian Championship over recent years is between 30-40.

The innovation of the class has allowed the boats to remain at the forefront of sailboat technology for more than 100 years and this is currently evident in the square top mains, adjustable hyrdrofoil rudders and all carbon build. This year's top boats are Paul Bieker B5 designs featuring rudder foiles of around 1200 - 1300 wingspan and predominately Alexander or Irwin sails flown of CST carbon masts.

Class stalwart Stewart Vickery is offering quality clear finished carbon B5 hulls for around $12000. Although Bieker designs have dominated the class over the past decade, new designs like Tom Partington's Ting Tong, complete with 'dreadnought' bow, are raising interest in the northern hemisphere.

RQYS provides excellent facilities on the edge of Waterloo Bay which is renown for its steady summer seabreezes, mainly out of the nor'east, on a race track that is relatively flat. The venue is also an easy drive to 'Brisvegas' and the Gold Coast, with the Sunshine Coast and North Stradbroke Island other nearby regional attractions.

Perhaps the return to RQYS will also allow the class to reconnect with the humble Oxley Sailing Club - way upstream on the Brisbane River - where the class raced for many decades on the snaking brown river with local stalwarts with names like Lovelock, Goldsmith, Love and Cameron playing their part in 'Fourteens are Forever'.

The 2011/12 regatta program is as follows:
Measuring and registration on the 28/12/12
Invitation 29/12/12
Heat one 30/12/12
Heat two 31/12/12
lay day 01/01/13
Heat three 02/01/13
Heat Four 03/01/13
Heat five 04/01/13
Heat six 05/01/13
Heat seven 06/01/13 and presentation night.

www.international14.org




by Neil Patchett

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=81638

1:06 PM Wed 23 Mar 2011 GMT






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

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

10 Dec 2013  Abersoch Dinghy Week 2014 - Title sponsors announced
09 Dec 2013  OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
16 Jun 2013  PWA Catalunya World Cup - Celebrating 15 years of Costa Brava action
16 Jun 2013  Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild victorious in Lisbon
16 Jun 2013  Contender World Championship - 174 entries and still counting
16 Jun 2013  Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge – Day 2 in Porto Santo Stefano
16 Jun 2013  NYYC Annual Regatta – J sailing talent to take part
25 Apr 2013  Jorgen Svendsen retains OK Dinghy World 2013 number one ranking
07 Mar 2013  Finn Class partners Dinghy Academy to train next Olympians
03 Mar 2013  RYA Dinghy Show - Glanfield and Patience launch Rio 2016 campaign
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World





































470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification by 470 International Association Class,












A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,














ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature   
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds   
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen   
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme   
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again   
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 2 images from Sail-World.com   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video   
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up   
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown   
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial   


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