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Hot fleet of champions battling it out on the water at MG14 Nationals

''Hullabaloo' - Mark and Paddy Holt - one of 2 new Mystic Moondance hulls competing - MG14 National Titles'    Rohan Nosworthy    Click Here to view large photo

The 22nd MG14 National Titles, proudly sponsored by Zhik, are currently underway on the gorgeous waters of Port Stephens. Sailing from the Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club at Soldiers Point, the fleet has so far completed four of the nine scheduled races in fantastic sailing conditions.

Day one brought a healthy 15-18 knot seabreeze and some short steep chop, in which the fleet simply revelled. Chartered boat 'Einhorn', sailed by National Spiral champ Chris Eddes and newly crowned Cherub National Champion Nigel Blatchford dominated the day, using their skills and righting moment to post two straight bullets for the day.

On day two, even the statewide heat wave failed to spoil the fun.

Race 3 got underway in a hot dying westerly, and had to be shortened after the first lap as a cool and pleasant ENE seabreeze began filling (most of the way!) across the course. 2012/13 NS14 National Champ Bryce Edwards, and Drew Van Ryn sailing last season's all-conquering boat 'Aqua Pest', narrowly held out Einhorn and reigning MG National Champs Rohan Nosworthy and Sophie Holt for the win.

The fourth race was held in a light-moderate ENE'r, which was struggling to hold in against the inland heat wave. Big holes and shifts formed across the course, and it was again Eddes and Blatchford able to master the difficult conditions to hold out a fast finishing Aqua Pest, young guns Josh Tasker and Ryan Narborough in third, and fast-finishing Taree maestros Richard and Jeremy Dodds in fourth.

The National Titles are being proudly support by Zhik, Salamander Shores, McGuigan Wines, Barracouta Sails and Mid-Coast Sails.

There are also daily prizes for on/off-water antics provided by Harken Australia with the prizes being awarded on the 'merit' of the story!

The MG is currently undergoing exciting growth, with plenty of new boats being built and launched this season, and keen interest being shown from other class champions keen to give the 14ft development skiff a go. The family-strong, friendly and fun racing and off-water camaraderie, coupled with the technical and personalised nature of the boats, is appealing and unique. The MG is an easy boat to sail, but it is exceptionally hard to win!

Rohan Nosworthy and Sophie Holt sailing 'Into The Mystic' - MG14 National Titles -  Rohan Nosworthy   Click Here to view large photo

Chris Eddes and Nigel Blatchford sailing 'Einhorn' - MG14 National Titles -  Rohan Nosworthy   Click Here to view large photo

Into the Mystic - Rohan Nosworthy and Sophie Holt - MG14 National Titles -  Rohan Nosworthy   Click Here to view large photo

Einhorn - Chris Eddes and Nigel Blatchford - MG14 National Titles -  Rohan Nosworthy   Click Here to view large photo

Drew Van Ryn and Bryce Edwards sailing 'Aqua Pest' - MG14 National Titles -  Rohan Nosworthy   Click Here to view large photo

Richard and Jeremy Dodds sailing 'Thats Gold' - MG14 National Titles -  Rohan Nosworthy   Click Here to view large photo

Pre-regatta tune up - MG14 National Titles -  Rohan Nosworthy   Click Here to view large photo

Rigging on the beautiful Soldiers Point - MG14 National Titles -  Rohan Nosworthy   Click Here to view large photo

by Rohan Nosworthy


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