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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2013 - More Wind and More Smiles


'Magnetic Island Race Week 2013 - the Windy Regatta'    SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week Media    Click Here to view large photo

Today was the final day of the 2013 SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. It was the windiest day of the windiest Queensland keel boat regatta this season.

The south easterly trade wind was blowing 18-20 knots at the start and built steadily, with gusts into the high 20´s and with regular 22-24 knots.

Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson sent the IRC multihull racing and cruising division 1 on the 21 nautical mile Five Bays Beach Race, while the balance of the fleet sailed the 15 nautical mile White Rock Race.

Bob Steel’s Quest took line hours in less than two hours, Townsville’s sailor Leon Thomas, the. Magnetic Island Race Week winner, hit the finish line 26 minutes later in his Sydney 38, but was only 28 seconds behind the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart winner on IRC handicap.

In third place was Howard Piggott´s Beneteau First 40 Flying Cloud five minutes back and those three boats took handicap honours in the same order.

Bob Steel commented ‘We were a little nervous today. I have been in this position before. I remember in the CYCA short offshore we had to come 12th and the other boat had to come first in the last race and that’s what happened and we lost by half a point. Anything can happen in yachting. We have very much enjoyed the regatta.’

Howard Piggott ‘Well it was not to be, we needed to put two places on Leon Thomas and his Guilty Pleasures team and they were too good and outsailed us.

‘A great regatta. Great sailing, good competition and the IRC has been so close. It has been fantastic.
‘This is the first time we have done this regatta. People who have done it before are very enthusiastic about it and said it was a must to do and it was just a matter of finding the time to do it and here we are enjoying it.

Leon Thomas – ‘Quest was always going to be really hard to beat. They are sailing really well so we just had to defend our lead over Flying Cloud for a second place for the regatta. The competition has been great.’
From the Multi-Hulls Racing start, Andrew Stransky’s Seven Seas 50 Fantasia led the fleet out with Peter Hawker’s F32 Carbon Credit not enjoying the seaway.

Fantasia -  SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week Media   Click Here to view large photo


Fantasia took line honours in the heavier conditions today, she finished almost ten minutes ahead of Carbon Credit.

On handicap Fantasia took her fourth win and the series ahead of Carbon Credit, with Alasdair Noble´s Schionning Waterline McMoggy third. Fantasia took the series ahead of Carbon Credit and McMoggy.

Andrew Stransky ‘It has been a superb regatta, it is a very good course out there. It is quite shifty.

‘We do like the breeze. We did a lot of racing up in Asia, two Kings Cups and two Raja Muda’s where it was a lot harder in light breezes. Today was a big one, a real test, with a solid south east blow and we had a lot of fun’

Dream -  SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week Media   Click Here to view large photo

In the Cruising Spinnaker Division 1 Robert Green, with the Pacific 50 Dream, hit the clearing mark with their boom and did a 360 with John Raff’s Jeanne au 53 Kate close behind them. On line honours another win to Dream, ahead of Kate.

In today’s race Peter Byford’s Jeanne au Odyssey 42i Joie de Vie won on handicap from Ron Knott’s Farr 11.6 modified Dusty Muzzle with John Raff’s Jeanneau 53 Kate but overall Dream won the series ahead of Joie de Vie with Kate third.

Robert Green from Dream commented ‘we’d had done the arithmetic and we could still lose. So we sailed conservatively and were fifth on handicap today, but still won well. It’s been fabulous sailing.
‘We first heard about the regatta from a cruising sailor in Fiji who sang its praises of here so I thought I would come and take a look. He was right, it’s a great regatta. It is more laid back than Hamilton and even Airlie.’

In Multi-Hulls Cruising, Mal Tynan’s Schionning Signature Barbarella took the series from Ian Johnson’s Lightwave Salacia and Geoffrey Sparkers-Car’s Lightwave 38 Two Shea.

Barbarella -  SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week Media   Click Here to view large photo

Mal Tynan ‘we have sailed Barbarella in the last six of these regattas. We always have a good time.
‘We enjoy the cruising aspects and this is a beautiful location. Everyone seems to like it and so keep coming back which is great and the number of southern boats keeps increasing.

In Cruising Division 2, Colin Clark’s Unbealeiveable, the hardest boat name we´ve ever had to spell, had won the first two races in the series and was equal on points with Barry Smith’s Tide Up at the start of the day, but the Beale was forced to retired with a cracked mast step.

David Marshall´s Femme Fatale took line honours ahead of Paul Jackson´s Run Run Run but on handicap Tide Up won the race today from Femme Fatale with Rod Finucane´s SeaLink Quinikin in third place.
As a result Tide Up took the series from Peter McKenzie’s Ross 780 Le Rossignol and Stanley Barnes Librian. This is a best every result for the little blue boat.

Falcon in spray -  SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week Media   Click Here to view large photo

In Cruising Non Spinnaker division, today in the heavier seaway the Tasmanian´s Jacinta Cooper´s Beneteau 57 Mistraal took line and handicap honours from Peter Cox´s Dufour 385 GL Valhalla and Nick Small’s Hanse 430 Huahine, fourth was Russell Kingston´s Beneteau 423 Falcon.

Townsville local Kingston was smiling dockside ‘It’s amazing what winning does, in all our years of sailing this regatta we´ve never had anyone photograph the boat and this year there are some great photos.
Next up is the sell-out Presentation Evening at the Peppers Blue Blue deck in Nelly Bay tonight.



IRC Racing

Hosted By Townsville Cruising Yacht Club

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  3/09/2013  14:08:22

Series Results [IRC] for Division 1 up to Race 6

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

From

Sers Score

Race 6

Race 5

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

QUEST

52002

Bob Steel

CYCA

10.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

2.0

4.0

2

 

GUILTY PLEASURES IV

6068

Leon Thomas

TCYC

14.0

2.0

4.0

3.0

3.0

1.0

1.0

3

 

FLYING CLOUD

6808

Howard Piggott

CYCA

16.0

3.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

4.0

3.0

4

 

NOT A DIAMOND

RQ2404

David Redfern

RQYS

20.0

4.0

3.0

4.0

4.0

3.0

2.0

5

 

XPRESS

7013

Mike West

BSC

30.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

6

 

SHAZAM

PD447

Doug Ryan

PDYC

38.0

7.0C

6.0

6.0

7.0C

6.0

6.0

 

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)

 

Cruising - Spinnaker Div1

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  3/09/2013  14:19:12

Series Results [EHC Div1] up to Race 4

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

From

Sers Score

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

DREAM

SM8

Robert Green

SYC

8.0

5.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

2

 

JOIE DE VIE

6702

Peter Byford

RPAYC

15.0

1.0

5.0

5.0

4.0

3

 

KATE

R53

John Raff

RYCV

17.0

3.0

3.0

8.0

3.0

4

 

BRAVA

409

Tony Muller

TCYC

22.0

6.0

6.0

3.0

7.0

5

 

DUSTY MUZZLE

4457

Ron Knott

TYC

24.0

2.0

10.0

4.0

8.0

6

 

AMAYA II

B247

Peter Boxall

TCYC

26.0

4.0

7.0

6.0

9.0

7

 

VANILLA

BOW16

Doug Shields

SASC

29.0

14.0F

4.0

9.0

2.0

8

 

CHALKIES CHARIOT

8924

Bob Gray

YKBC

30.0

14.0C

9.0

2.0

5.0

9

 

MONIQUE

3665

Stephen Budd

RQYS

35.0

14.0C

8.0

7.0

6.0

10

 

NELLIE MYRA

YC1066

Trevor Mudge

CYCSA

36.0

14.0F

2.0

10.0

10.0

11

 

TUCANA

A31

Andrew Burford

TCYC

48.0

14.0F

12.0

11.0

11.0

12

 

APOLLO VI

C6

Paul Stuart

TCYC

53.0

14.0C

11.0

14.0S

14.0C

13

 

SAVANNA

1

Murray Whitehead

TYC

56.0

14.0C

14.0S

14.0S

14.0S

 

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)

 

Cruising - Spinnaker Div2

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  3/09/2013  15:21:04

Series Results [EHC Div2] up to Race 4

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

From

Sers Score

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

TIDE UP

730

Barry Smith

NQCYC

10.0

1.0

2.0

5.0

2.0

2

1.0S

LE ROSSIGNOL

SM168

Peter McKenzie

NQCYC

19.0

6.0

1.0

7.0

5.0

3

3.0S

LIBRIAN

1478

Stanley Barnes

TCYC

19.0

9.0

3.0

3.0

4.0

4

 

RUN RUN RUN

SM2800

Paul Jackson

RBYC

19.0

5.0

4.0

4.0

6.0

5

 

ZEN

CAV35

Jack Maguire

TCYC

22.0

12.0

5.0

2.0

3.0

6

 

UNBEALEIEVABLE

001

Colin Clark

MYC

25.0

16.0F

7.0

1.0

1.0

7

 

FEMME FATALE

1129

David Marshall

MIYC

32.0

2.0

14.0

9.0

7.0

8

 

FORTIFIED

MH35

Graham Van Brederode

TCYC

34.0

4.0

16.0S

6.0

8.0

9

 

BOUDICEA

771

Mike Steel

TCYC

35.0

7.0

8.0

10.0

10.0

10

3.0S

SEALINK'S QUINKIN

84

Rod Finucane

TYC

36.0

3.0

10.0

11.0

12.0

11

 

LAST TANGO

40

Colin White

TCYC

36.0

13.0

6.0

8.0

9.0

12

 

PANACEA

5963

Mick Gillum

TCYC

46.0

8.0

11.0

14.0

13.0

13

 

ISEULTA

TSV37

Tristram Denyer

TCYC

49.0

16.0F

9.0

13.0

11.0

14

 

SOUL SISTER

NONE

Donna Dewhurst

TCYC

51.0

10.0

13.0

12.0

16.0S

15

 

AKARANA

1104

Vicki Hamilton

TCYC

53.0

11.0

12.0

16.0R

14.0

 

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)

 

Cruising - Non Spinnaker

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  3/09/2013  15:22:22

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 4

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

From

Sers Score

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

FALCON

11

Russell Kingston

TCYC

9.0

4.0

2.0

2.0

1.0

2

 

HUAHINE

RQ300

Nick Smail

WSC

11.0

3.0

5.0

1.0

2.0

3

 

VALHALLA

PH385

Peter Cox

CSC

12.0

2.0

1.0

6.0

3.0

4

 

MISTRAAL

6515

Jacinta Cooper

RYCT

14.0

1.0

4.0

3.0

6.0

5

 

CELEBRITY

YC981

Wayne McNee

BSC

21.0

5.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

6

 

V AMORE'

87

Bob Kimlin

TSC

28.0

6.0

7.0

7.0

8.0

7

 

AUSSIE RULES

A45

Dick Cerny

TYC

30.0

12.0C

3.0

8.0

7.0

8

 

DREAMAGIC

6199

Alan Littlefield

RQYS

32.0

12.0C

12.0C

4.0

4.0

9

 

SANTIAGO

BOW

Malcolm Winder

TCYC

48.0

12.0C

12.0S

12.0F

12.0F

9

 

JENI ANNE

NONE

John Phelan

NONE

48.0

12.0C

12.0C

12.0S

12.0S

9

 

VIXEN

SM340

Mark Fox

SYC

48.0

12.0C

12.0C

12.0S

12.0S

 

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)

 

Multi-Hulls Cruising

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  3/09/2013  13:54:24

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 4

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

Sers Score

From

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

BARBARELLA

1M

Mal Tynan

4.0

TCYC

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

2

 

SALACIA

3823

Ian Johnson

10.0

TCYC

4.0C

2.0

2.0

2.0

3

 

TWOSHEA

6481

Geoffrey Sparkes-Car

13.0

APYC

4.0F

3.0

3.0

3.0

 

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)

 

Multi-Hulls Racing

PROVISIONAL RESULTS

Updated:  3/09/2013  14:00:39

Series Results [EHC] up to Race 5

Place

Ties

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

Sers Score

From

Race 5

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

FANTASIA

641

Andrew Stransky

6.0

MYCQ

1.0

2.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

2

 

CARBON CREDIT

SA532

Peter Hawker

14.0

RSAYS

4.0

1.0

3.0

4.0

2.0

3

 

MCMOGGY

BOW4

Alasdair Noble

16.0

APYC

2.0

6.0

2.0

2.0

4.0

4

 

HOT OPTION

047

Mike Willcocks

19.0

LCSC

3.0

4.0

6.0

3.0

3.0

5

 

J'OUVERT

WH3801

Peter Berry

26.0

WSC

9.0C

3.0

4.0

5.0

5.0

6

 

THE BOAT

TV389

Graeme Etherton

32.0

TCYC

9.0F

5.0

5.0

6.0

7.0

7

 

MISTRESS

042

Dennis Coleman

36.0

TCYC

9.0C

7.0

7.0

7.0

6.0

8

 

QENCOM

50

Matthew Kingsberry

41.0

QCYC

9.0C

8.0

8.0

8.0

8.0

 

(Ties: S=Score R=Race B= Bettered. Penalties: A=ARB B=BFD C=DNC D=DNE E=ESP F=DNF G=RDG I=DPI L=Late Entrant M=DGM N=ENP O=OCS P=Protest Q=DSQ R=RET S=DNS T=TLE U=DUT V=AVG X=EXC Z=ZFP Y=SCP #=NoData [x.y]=Discarded)


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2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have finally given ground to Team Brunel after almost exactly a week at the head of the fleet but the new leaders’ thin advantage may well be very short-lived as the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 turned into a game of hunt-the-breeze. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Ice Gate laid in Southern Ocean on Leg 1 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Volvo Ocean Race have specified an Ice Gate in the Southern Ocean of which all competitors must stay to the North, or pass on their starboard side. The gate has been set along the line of 42degrees South and runs for 10 degrees of longitude. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Reality for Team Vestas Wind by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind
The Volvo Ocean Race is an event that you get to watch unfold as something real. What happens on these boats day-to-day, what’s sent, what’s written about, what’s photographed, what’s on video is REAL. When you wake at 3am, it’s dark, really dark. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team Alvimedica OBR Amory Ross reports on the crew’s progress. It’s beginning to feel a bit like Groundhog Day onboard! Our straight-line progress south continues without significant change and after 48 hours of port tack bliss we’re still free running in the South Equatorial Current at steady speeds in excess of 20 knots. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 17 for the team as they enter the Southern Ocean. Entering the Southern Ocean and racing to Cape Town is not as easy as sailing a straight line South. Currently, we are heading west in order to catch a Low pressure that spins out of the South. ... [more]  

Jim and Kristy Clark’s newly launched Comanche, a 100-foot supermaxi is aim for the Rolex Sydney to Hobart as her first major outing. The first video is of a training run from Newport, RI to Charleston, SC on Oct 24-26, 2014.The second video is of earlier trials off Newport. ... [more]  

La Torche only produced one day of wind over the nine days for the PWA Grand Slam, but the one day of competition was one to remember as La Torche produced some of the best conditions of the year, for the wave sailors, with 20-30 knot winds and powerful, peeling, clean waves, providing the perfect platform for the world’s most radical sailors to throw themselves skywards. ... [more]  

The 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year Awards will be held in one week’s time at a glittering awards ceremony in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. After an exciting year of sailing across multiple disciplines of the sport, five male and three female nominees make up the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year shortlist based on their achievements from 1 September 2013 to 21 September 2014. ... [more]  

Clipper Race - Is this the toughest job on the ocean?
PIC Coastal Classic Roundup: Almost 30 minutes slashed off record
America's Cup: Artemis Racing signs seventh Olympic Gold medalist
Pieces in place for the 2015 GC32 Racing Tour
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Behind the numbers
Volvo Ocean Race: Front runners open gap for Cape Town *Feature
AWT - PWA Finale 2014: Severne Starboard Aloha Classic - One day to go
2014 International Masters Regatta - Augie Diaz takes the trophy
Volvo Ocean Race - Supreme sailing for Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA, united by one
A big shift for Pumpkin Pursuit in Richmond
ISAF Annual Conference to take place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report: October 27, 1700 UTC
Oakcliff Ocean Racing Team to race RORC Transatlantic Race
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The search for skippers is on
China Cup Int'l Regatta - Windier weather brings victory for Vanke
Argo Group Gold Cup - Stena Sailing Team wins in Bermuda
GC 32 Foiling Cat Argo sets Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report, October 27, 0630 UTC
2014 RS:X Youth Worlds - Going out with a bang! + Video
2015 Flying Dutchman World Championships - Winners will be Grinners!   
RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup - Denmark’s Christian Spodsberg wins   
Argo Group Gold Cup 2014 - Berntsson joins sailing’s elite   
Sand Flies versus Foiling Moths - Moth World Championship 2015 *Feature   
2015 International 14 World Championship - Frasch leads German team   
Ian Williams and GAC Pindar set up an exciting AWMRT finale   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – South Atlantic tactics   
Volvo Ocean Race: Steady run to the finish at Cape Town   
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship - Race one   
2014 Optimist World Championship - Race started with a clear day   
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Fernando de Noronha   
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The longest route   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Semi Final matches set for Sunday   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Light air drama in Bermuda   
Renaissance Re Jr Gold Cup - Searching for breeze on the race course   
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Radical wave tow-in on day 8   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - 35th edition one to remember + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - How eight on Team SCA became Shellbacks   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica rounds Fernando de Neronha   
RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - All to play for on day 4   


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