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Australian Moth National Titles - More crashes, more carnage

'Andrew Mcdougall - KA Sails 2012 Australian Moth National Championship'    Lochlin Byrne    Click Here to view large photo

KA Sails Australian Moth National Titles 2012 - Races three and four were held in some of the most challenging conditions any foiling moth fleet has seen in a major championship. With a strong westerly blowing for most of the day the sea state progressively grew throughout the day. Sailing in waves close to 1.5 -2m in height and wind varying from 5-18 knots the fleet sailed well in conditions few had sailed in before.

Race three averaged 15 knots and saw New Zealand 49er champion, Peter Burling led from start to finish with Nathan
Outteridge taking second from series leader, Rob Gough close behind in third.

Rob Gough - KA Sails 2012 Australian Moth National Championship -  Lochlin Byrne   Click Here to view large photo

Race four was sailed in a fading breeze with Rob Gough getting out to an early lead where he was about to consolidate all the way to the finish. Scott Babbage took second from Nathan Outteridge came through in third.

Nathan Outteridge - KA Sails 2012 Australian Moth National Championship -  Lochlin Byrne   Click Here to view large photo

Rob Gough and Scott Babbage are tied for the lead with 2011 world champion Nathan Outteridge close behind in third. Day three of racing is looking to be another fresh south westerly so stay tuned for more updates.

Result updates are available here.

Andy Budgen - KA Sails 2012 Australian Moth National Championship -  Lochlin Byrne   Click Here to view large photo

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