sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Tasmanians 2 Unlimited, Melges 32 Championship and Series winners
Tasmanians 2 Unlimited, Melges 32 Championship and Series winners


'Melges 32 Australian Championship 2013'    Tracey Walters

Sydney Harbour was picturesque, clear and sunny with a light shifting five to ten knot wind from the South, South East in stark contrast to the conditions faced by the Melges 32 fleet yesterday. Middle Harbour Yacht Club made the best of conditions on offer and finished the series, nine races in total.

Day three began with newcomer to the class Chris Way Easy Tiger III and Greg Prescott 2 Unlimited on equal points, Gus Reid Maxstar applying pressure one point behind. Prescott’s 2 Unlimited almost served up the regatta crossing the line fourth in race six leaving Easy Tiger III ready to pounce on the Championship Title. Race seven finished and 2 Unlimited claimed the gun only one second ahead of Maxstar as Prescott began to mount a comeback. Prescott was able to narrowly repeat the victory in race eight. Prescott’s crew could smell success as they sailed a shortened course for the final race, tactician Chris Nicholson picking the shifts to claim the overall lead and the title of 2013 Melges 32 Australian Champions.

The Tasmanian team 2 Unlimited representing the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania included Chris Nicholson, Darren Jones, James Corrie, Julian Salter, Russel Ely, Oliver Nicholas and Mark Jeffery. Although the final scoresheet shows six wins from nine starts, it doesn't reflect the battles fought on the racecourse as the crew kept their composure in difficult conditions to secure the win.

Melges 32 Australian Championships event sponsors Magic Marine were appropriate after the intense rain, wind and waves yesterday, their racing apparel allowing crews to look professional and concentrate on what matters to win races. Prizes provided by Quantum sails will be valued after several sail mishaps in almost thirty knots of wind.

Celebrations moved to Middle Harbour Yacht Club Sandbar. The presentation was made including trophies and prizes provided by Magic Marine and Quantum Sails. Podium places went to Gus Reid Maxstar in third, Chris Way Easy Tiger III Second and Greg Prescott 2 Unlimited First.

The National Championships was the final event in the Melges 32 Asia Pacific Cup Series, a series of five events held throughout the racing calendar. Celebrations for 2 Unlimited continued into the evening after Heath Walters from Melges Asia Pacific presented the team with the coveted Asia Pacific Cup. Greg was proud of the predominantly Tasmanian crew’s achievement and is looking forward to taking the cup back to Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania for pride of place.

Series Results [One Design ET] for Melges32 up to Race 9 (Drops = 1)

Place

Ties

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

Sers Score

Race 9

Race 8

Race 7

Race 6

Race 5

Race 4

Race 3

Race 2

Race 1

1

 

AUS216

2 Unlimited

Greg Prescott

14.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

4.0

1.0

1.0

[8.0S]

4.0

1.0

2

 

AUS221

Easy Tiger III

Chris Way

19.0

3.0

4.0

[4.0]

2.0

3.0

2.0

1.0

1.0

3.0

3

 

AUS158

Max Star

Angus Ried

22.0

4.0

3.0

2.0

1.0

2.0

4.0

3.0

3.0

[4.0]

4

 

AUS138

Envy Scooters

Barry Cuneo

25.0

2.0

2.0

5.0

3.0

6.0

3.0

2.0

[8.0F]

2.0

5

 

AUS582

IF

Martin Cross

34.0

5.0

6.0

3.0

[6.0]

4.0

5.0

4.0

2.0

5.0

6

 

AUS3232

Rock 'N' Roll

Kym Williams

51.0

6.0

7.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

6.0

8.0S

8.0C

[8.0C]

7

 

AUS183

Breezin

Brad Sewell

53.0

7.0

5.0

7.0

7.0

8.0S

8.0S

[8.0S]

5.0

6.0


Full results here

Melges 32 website

Melges 32 Australian Championship 2013 -  Tracey Walters  

Melges 32 Australian Championship 2013 -  Tracey Walters  

Melges 32 Australian Championship 2013 -  Tracey Walters  

Melges 32 Australian Championship 2013 -  Tracey Walters  

James Corrie, Greg Prescott, Darren Jones L to R - Melges 32 Australian Championship 2013 -  Tracey Walters  

Melges 32 Australian Championship 2013 -  Tracey Walters  

Greg Prescott and Darren Twirler Jones L to R - Melges 32 Australian Championship 2013 -  Tracey Walters  

Kim Williams reinstated and thanked as Melges 32 Australian President - Melges 32 Australian Championship 2013 -  Tracey Walters  

Greg Prescott 2 Unlimited - Melges 32 Australian Championship 2013 -  Tracey Walters  


by Tracey Walters

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108695

1:34 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World







International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,








2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   


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