MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home Cruising USA Cruising Int Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Top two clear out from rest of fleet at National 16ft Skiff titles
Top two clear out from rest of fleet at National 16ft Skiff titles

'Hubble wins Heat 3 in 16ft Skiff National Australian Championships at Manly Wed 16 Jan 2013.'    Joe Murphy    Click Here to view large photo

The 2012/13 Australian 16ft Skiff Championships have become a race in two after Brydens Compensation Lawyers and Hubble Chemicals put healthy gaps on their rivals following dominant performances on Wednesday.

Olympic gold medal winner Nathan Wilmot steered Hubble to a comfortable win in the morning's rescheduled heat three, with Brydens (Lee Knapton) placing second.

In the afternoon's fourth heat, the positions were reversed as Manly's Knapton claimed a narrow win over Wilmot.

Brydens has a stranglehold on the overall lead after recording finishes of 1-1-2-1, but Hubble is not about to go away after pinching a win and two seconds.

With drops taken into consideration, Brydens (3pts) leads Hubble (5) with Fluid Building Services (Clint Bowen) third on 13.

'Hopefully our run continues but we're not relaxing with three heats to go,' Knapton said minutes after claiming victory in heat four.

'Hubble's right on our hammer and they won't give up. They're not about to back off 'It always goes down to the last heat in the nationals and that's what we're expecting.'

Wilmot, chasing his first national 16ft crown, is happy to play the role of pursuer. He said: 'Brydens are sailing brilliantly but we're still a chance. 'Today is something we can build on. We'll keep doing what we're doing and keep the pressure on Knapo.'

'If we're in there with a chance going into the last heat then that's great.'

Hubble led all the way to claim heat three in a light easterly but any hope of a double victory flew out the window with a poor start in the fourth heat.

'It was the reverse situation from the previous race,' Wilmot reported. 'The first race was good. We got a good start and built our lead and were pretty careful.'

'We made a terrible start to heat four and were a long way back and we had to chip away.

'I said to the boys 'a top five finish here is going to be a really good' and then we started working our way through.

'Halfway down last run Brydens got one little gust and we couldn't catch them.'

The championships continue on Thursday with heat five and run through until Saturday.


by Adam Lucius

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=105652

3:25 PM Thu 17 Jan 2013GMT


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







Cruising Canada









Springtime Greening: Boaters Tips for Earth Day by BoatUS Foundation/Sail-World Cruising,








How sailors really do have a voice in the future of our oceans by Sandra Whitehouse, Sailors for the Sea,


Message-in-a-bottle record - 102 years by AFP/Sail-World Cruising,










Canadian solo sailor rescued north of Auckland by Sail-World Cruising round-up,


















Free online fuel spill course - how much do you know? by BoatUS Foundation/Sail-World Cruising,












Life-shattering event sends 'rookie' couple sailing the world by Asia News Network/Sail-World Cruising,








3,200-year-old boat found in Croatian waters
Product of the Week: the LineGrabber
Mediterranean Mooring - How to moor stern-to to a dock or quay
Canadian storm bomb threat - sailors advised: get off the water!
Carbon monoxide poisoning - is it possible on YOUR boat?
Sailing family condemmed for taking 3-year-old on circumnavigation
New contract-free plan for satellite communicator on your smart phone
Yacht of the Week: The Dashew creation: no sails, but eco-friendly
No laughing! Sailing mistakes I don't want to make
Destination: From Moscow Sea to the White Sea
Land sailors of India on adventure across the Rann
A Paint App to (almost) replace your marine store assistant
Air warms but water slower - be careful, sailors, of hypothermia
Volunteer Canadian rescue team homeless - any offers?
Hilary Lister and Nashwa Al Kindi set a new trans-ocean record
How to anchor and 'never utter a word'
Non-pyrotechnic flares for my boat - Can I or can't I?
Health benefits of sailing
Cruising in the Maldives - some nuts and bolts
ISAF Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Racing and Cruising
Halyard Tension - a video   
Winchrite - for lazy days or extra muscle-power   
Researcher examines 'current leaks' that may change the way you sail   
Paris off to attempt to circumnavigate the world again   
Need a tow from that helicopter? - watch the video and don't laugh   
Certain oil spill products shown to be ineffective and toxic + Video   
The Constrictor: a powerful 'Queen' of sailing knots!   
Boat painting - simple but best tips   
'It's never just one thing' - Swedish sailors rescued   
Book of the Week: From the Galley of...   
Two brave women to sail India to Oman across Arabian Sea   
Rhode Island's Classic Yacht Symposium - Registration opens   
Another rescue for second-time unlucky solo sailor   
New York to San Fran record attempt - Maserati reaches the Horn   
Finally the book:HMS Bounty, Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy   
Yachts impounded in Mexico - the agony goes on...   
Students achieve robot boat Atlantic Crossing - but not as planned   
Solar vessel nominated for Engineers Prize   
Endurance Award for cruising sailors, new worldwide award for 2014   
It's coming. Dodgers/biminis to be solar power producers   


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  



















 
Our Advertisers are committed to our sport, please support them!
This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia Pty. Ltd and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.

Photographs are copyright by law. If you wish to use or buy a photograph you must contact the photographer directly (there is a hyperlink in most cases to their website, or do a Google search.) with your request.

Please do not contact Sail-World.com as we cannot give permission for use of other photographer’s images.

Only if the photographer named on the image is Sail-world.com, Powerboat-world.com, Marinebusiness-world.com or NZBoating-World.com.
Contact us .
Ph: +61 2 8006 1873 or complete our feedback form    Contact us .
   View our Privacy Policy.    [Go Home]     [  Banner Advertising Specification]    [Bot Archive ]

Customised news feeds -Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have their own customised version of our news feed on their website.
Look_here_to_see_examples

X6XL NEW Cru CA