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

 

Sail-World.com : Dickey with Team Oceanbridge win the New Zealand Platu 25 Champs

Dickey with Team Oceanbridge win the New Zealand Platu 25 Champs

'The winning Oceanbridge crew skippered by Simon Dickey'    Event Media    Click Here to view large photo

Winner of the inaugural Platu 25 National Championships, Simon Dickey, sponsored by Oceanbridge reports:

The Platu Nationals regatta was held in Auckland over the weekend of the 18th and 19th of March.

The Platu Nationals regatta was held in Auckland over the weekend of the 18th and 19th of March.
A large high was converging over the North Island resulting in a very light regatta with fickle wind conditions.

We went into the regatta knowing we had good speed and boat handling so we didn't need to take any risks and get caught out one on one side of the course.

The first and only race sailed on Saturday had the wind coming out of the south east with everyone jostling around for the boat-end advantage at the start.

We took a more conservative approach and started a few boat lengths down the line so we could escape the start box with good speed and clear air. Our plan paid off and we secured a good lane going up the first beat and rounded the top mark with three boat length lead. We managed to defend our position throughout the race however it became challenging on the final kite run to the finish when Simon Manning split tacks with us. Approaching the line we were very even and our decision to gybe on the line helped gave us a narrow win.

Day 2 kicked off with a steady 6 knot breeze out of the south east. The race committee did a good job in getting through 6 races despite the rotating breeze which kept clocking left all day. We managed some good consistent results throughout the day which meant we didn't need to sail the last race. However we didn't know that at the time. We went off the line in race 7, the final race of the day with a clear air start in the middle of the line. It was nerve racking trying to keep your bow forward and maintain your lane while sailing in and out of the holes. We rounded the top mark in 3rd position and passed one boat down the run. Two hundred metres from the bottom mark the race committee put up the shortened course flag so the race was nearly over. About 15 metre's from the line the wind around us just disappeared into a vacuum and whole fleet came down and sailed right over us. We ended up drifting onto the finish mark and by the time we did our turn everyone had finished. Game Over.

Overall it was a tough regatta for everyone however it was very enjoyable for us winning the inaugural Platu 25 Nationals! We are now aiming to compete at the Platu 25 Worlds in Punta Ala in September this year.

I would like to make a special thanks to Bill Speedy and Alister Wishart of Oceanbridge for their ongoing support, Ralph Roberts for helping us mentally prepare for the regatta and The Takapuna Boating Club for their commitment to our programme.




by Simon Dickey

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=55119

11:27 PM Tue 24 Mar 2009 GMT






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


Related News Stories:

31 Jul 2014  Open 420 Worlds: The last throw of the dice to make the Gold fleets
31 Jul 2014  2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – I’ll huff and I’ll puff
30 Jul 2014  Open 420 Worlds: Good and bad day for Kiwis in Travemunde
30 Jul 2014  Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
29 Jul 2014  420 Open Worlds: Nervous and ordinary start by Kiwis on Day 1
24 Jul 2014  NZL Sailing Team arrive in Rio for Olympic Test Event
23 Jul 2014  Kiwi SKUD Sailing: Paralympic Campaign - your chance to support
22 Jul 2014  Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
21 Jul 2014  2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – Groundhog Day(s)!
20 Jul 2014  NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Bronze Medal for NZL in the 29er
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World





Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles by International Windsurfing Association,














420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,






























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day   
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing   
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe fourth at mid-point of 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   


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