Current National Champion Paul Snow-Hansen with crew Jason Saunders dominated the first days racing finishing with two first and a third placings in the VW Print National Championships, hosted by the Napier Sailing Club.
Alexandra Maloney and Bianca Barbarich-Bacher are currently second and leading youth female crew. James Turner and Marcus Hansen are third and first male youth. in the VW Print National Championships, hosted by the Napier Sailing Club.
Alexandra Maloney and Bianca Barbarich-Bacher are currently second and leading youth female crew. James Turner and Marcus Hansen are third and first male youth.
Heat 1 After a General recall this race started in 12 to 14 knots with a two metre choppy swell from the north. The 470 class sailors using this regatta as a build up for their National contest to be held in March dominated the race. Paul Snow-Hanson and Jason Saunders led throughout from Simon Cooke and Scott Illingworth and Francisco Lardies and Finn Drummond. These sailors were a considerable distance in front of the chasing fleet. These heavier crews were comfortable in this stronger breeze and held their positions to the finish with Paul Snow-Hanson and Jason Saunders winning.
Heat 2 The wind shifted into the east and the majority of the fleet sailed that side of the course. The wind also dropped during this race down to 8 knots. At the first mark Maloney was closely followed by Snow-Hansen and then Dunning-Beck. Positions remained the same after the next lap but on the next downwind leg Snow-Hansen
demonstrated great downwind skills and took the lead which he never relinquished. With a dying breeze the other top placings remained the same with Maloney 2nd and Dunning-Beck finishing 3rd.
Heat 3 The wind significantly dropped down to around 5 knots and was becoming very shifty. After a General recall the fleet started under a Z flag with the majority of the sailors choosing to go to the right side of the course, however Snow-Hansen decided the other side was better and ended up narrowly claiming first place at the 1st mark from Lee and Francis who choose the middle of the course, from 3rd place Mannering and Weeks who came from the right. Conditions become very fluky and Maloney who was well down the fleet emerged after some timely wind shifts to claim the lead which she held through to the finish. Turner and Hansen sailed into 2nd and Snow-Hansen managed to hold onto 3rd.
420 National Championship 2009
Napier Sailing Club
Provisional Results as of 17:52 on February 20, 2009
Sailed:3, Discards:0, To count:3, Entries:24, Scoring system:Appendix A
Rank Youth M/F SailNo HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st Open 51986 Paul Snow-Hansen Jason Saunders 1 1 3 5 5
2nd Youth F 52576 Alexandra Maloney Bianca Barbarich-Bacher 6 2 1 9 9
3rd Youth M 53461 James Turner Marcus Hansen 4 4 2 10 10
4th Youth M 52363 Logan Dunning-Beck Ben Goodwin 5 3 11 19 19
5th Open 52550 Francisco Lardies Finn Drummond 3 6 14 23 23
6th Youth F 53459 Sarah Berry Emma Berry 8 10 5 23 23
7th Youth M 53467 Luke Stevenson Sam Bullock 9 5 9 23 23
8th Open 53160 Jane Butler Jenny Andreasson 10 7 8 25 25
9th Open 52361 Naomi Mannering Kagan Weeks 13 12 4 29 29
10th Youth F 52713 Yelana Lee Vicki Francis 7 11 12 30 30
11th Youth F 52571 Brittany Wornall Emma Goodwin 17 9 7 33 33
12th Open 53435 Simon Cooke Scott Illingworth 2 8 25 DNS 35 35
13th Youth M 52358 Alex Munro Sam Schofield 14 15 6 35 35
14th Youth M 52711 Sam Mackay Matt Broome 11 17 10 38 38
15th Youth F 52716 Stacy Swanson Alice Pearson 12 13 16 41 41
16th Open 50273 Josh Weeks Dominic Waibel 15 14 18 47 47
17th Youth M 51924 Wade Tresadern Oliver Steiner 16 16 17 49 49
18th Youth F 52575 Janey Goedhart Christie Osborne 19 18 13 50 50
19th Open 49191 Jake Weeks Briar Mannering 18 20 25 DNF 63 63
20th Youth F 51689 Vicki Callinicos Sophie Panton 25 DNF 19 20 ZFP 64 64
21st Open 49830 Casey Glynn Andrew Callinicos 20 21 25 DNS 66 66
22nd Youth M 52360 Mackenzie Taylor Stuart Williams 21 22 25 DNF 68 68
23rd Youth M 5257 Tomer Simhony Brad Moss 25 DNF 25 DNF 25 DNS 75 75
23rd Youth M 52553 James Allan Sean Bassett 25 DNF 25 DNF 25 DNS 75 75
Scoring codes used
by Lyle Tresadern
Code Description Points
DNF Started but did not finish 25
DNS Came to the start area but did not start 25
ZFP 20% penalty under rule 30.2 20
Sailwave Scoring Software 2.00 build 2
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