sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Sunburst Nationals at Wakatere : Wellington's Linton wins

Sunburst Nationals at Wakatere : Wellington's Linton wins

'Worser Bay Boating Club veteran Maurice Scott sailing # 1739 ' Good Times' with son Greg. Maurice, who is in his early 70's, has competed at nearly all of the Sunburst Nationals since they started, and was 14th overall. - Sunburst Nationals 2012'    Nigel Price    Click Here to view large photo

The final race of the seven race series at the 2012 Sunburst Nationals, sailed at Wakatere Boating Club, was run on Monday 30th January, and doubled as an Anniversary Day Regatta official race.

The nominal start time delayed to 11.00 am to allow the Anniversary Day Regatta Tug Boat Race to go by, as this went through the course area. The wind was light and steady in a SE direction at the race start. Part way through, the wind died away for a time.

Once again Brett & Alice Linton in # 1530 'Rhythm & Blues' were first around the top mark, and held this through to the race end. The course was shortened as the wind died away, and the finish line was changed to be at the bottom mark of the second lap. Several boats ghosted through to finish, but many fell into a massive hole in the wind on the way down the course. Kevin Whitehead & Jane Hawkins in # 1800 'Cognos' made second place in the last 40 metres by sneaking past Nathan & William Long in # 1751 'Seabird', but many of the fleet from about fifth place became becalmed for a time until the new wind direction came in from the north. Everyone eventually finished within the 30 minutes time limit after the first boat crossed the line.

Overall Brett Linton has completely dominated the regatta with 5 wins and 2 seconds and is a worthy winner of the Wilson and Horton trophy for first overall. Second place getter James Corbett, sailing with Harrison Switzer-Corbett showed he has not lost anything by being 4 years away from the class. Nathan and William Long came in third overall and also won the under 19 Youth trophy and the Secondary School Trophy.

This photo is very indicative of the conditions in the second half or race 7, as the wind died away late Monday morning. 1563 is 'Bad News' sailed by Amanda Hargreaves and Amanda Young, 1732 is 'Windrush' sailed by Mike & Suzanne Long, 1800 is 'Cognos' sailed by Kevin Whitehead & Jane Hawkins, 1751 is 'Seabird' sailed by Nathan & William Long, 1591 is 'Phosphorescence' sailed by Craig & Merryn Smith. - Sunburst Nationals 2012 -  Nigel Price   Click Here to view large photo

Top 10 Line :

# 1530 Rhythm & Swing - Brett Linton, Alice Linton - Worser Bay - 7 pts
# 400 Equinaut - James Corbett, Harrison Switzer-Corbett - Wakatere - 13 pts
# 1751 Seabird - Nathan Long, William Long - Wakatere - 22 pts
# 1462 Santa Maria - Andrew Walker, Elizabeth Pitko - Wakatere - 27 pts
# 1563 Bad News - Amanda Hargreaves, Amanda Young - Worser Bay - 38 pts
# 1738 Just Magic - Alastair Campbell & George Willcock - Worser Bay - 39 pts
# 1785 Kick Ass - Matt Buckeridge, Finn Buckeridge - Wakatere - 40 pts
# 1679 Good News - Bruce Yarnton, Rhonda Steele - Wakatare - 42 pts
# 1800 Cognos - Kevin Whitehead, Jane Hawkins - Wakatere - 43 pts
# 1254 Catch 22 - Julia Faire, Linda Wilson - Wakatere - 54 pts


The Sunburst being an all inclusive class that tries to encourage all people of all ages has a long list of trophies and prizes
for many categories :

Handicap Trophy : Bruce Yarnton & Rhonda Steele - Wakatere
Master : (skipper 40 - 50 years) Brett Linton - Worser Bay ( first o'all)
Grand Master (skipper 50 -60 years ) Alistair Campbell - Worser Bay ( sixth o'all )
Veteran : ( skipper > 60 years old) Andrew Patterson - Worser Bay ( 13th o'all)
The Muritai One Ton Cup : ( combined age > 100 years ) - Bruce Yarnton & Rhonda Steele - Wakatere ( eighth o'all)
1st Husband & Wife or partner : Andrew Walker & Elizabeth Pitko - Wakatere ( fourth o'all)
1st All female crew : Amanda Hargreaves & Amanda Young - Worser Bay ( fifth o'all)
1st parent or grandparent & child : Brett & Alice Linton ( first o'all)
Secondary School Trophy : Nathan & James Long - Wakatere ( Kingsway School) ( third o'all)
Sea Scouts / Young Mariners : Andrew Stevens & Freya Rose - New Lynn Sea Scouts ( 19th o'all)

There were 29 starters in the regatta with 2 crews from Christchurch and 1 from Dunedin making the long trip to Auckland.

Next years Nationals are to be hosted by the Otago Association. The class has an approximately equal number of boats in the South and North Island, and decided several years ago that the Nationals are to be held in each island on a year about basis.




by Nigel Price

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=93517

8:13 AM Thu 2 Feb 2012 GMT






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


Related News Stories:

17 Apr 2014  International Paints Auckland-Tauranga Race: Images from the start
15 Apr 2014  Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2
13 Apr 2014  Flash Gordon has narrow win at 2014 Harken Young 88 Nationals
12 Apr 2014  DangerZone leads after first day of racing in Young 88 Nationals
09 Apr 2014  2014 Lidgard Sails Evans Bay Regatta: Wrap up from Wellington
08 Apr 2014  Kylie Jameson Wins 2014 NZ Womens Keel Boat Championships
08 Apr 2014  Volvo 70 winner enters the Auckland Tauranga Yacht Race
06 Apr 2014  18fters back in action on Waitemata Harbour
06 Apr 2014  NZ Etchells Nationals: Images from Day 2
06 Apr 2014  Napier crew takes NZ Womens Keelboat Nationals
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World













HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia














Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata by Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz,


Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat   
Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata   
2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston   
The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Notice of Race now available   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Sunshine and smiles on day 2   


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.
X6XL VIR US