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

 

Sail-World.com : Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race - Frantic’s skipper injured

Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race - Frantic’s skipper injured

'The crew of Frantic in last years Lord Howe Island Race - Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race 2011'    Rob Cruse    Click Here to view large photo

Hempel 38th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race is a 414 nautical mile race across the northern Tasman Sea. Michael Martin, the owner/skipper of the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club entrant, Frantic, is recuperating on Lord Howe Island after dislocating his shoulder and injuring his knee in a fall during the race.

Martin, who fell during heavy seas, was treated by medical staff on the island after the yacht completed the race on Monday evening.

'He is still rather sore, but is resting easily,' race director Bob Swan said today just before the crews of the eight yachts gathered for the trophy presentation on Lord Howe Island.

'Apparently conditions out there in the Tasman Sea were boisterous at times and Mick had a heavy fall. They crew strapped his shoulder and once ashore he received immediate medical treatment.'

Swan said the line honours winner The Stick had had mostly north-easterly headwinds racing across the Tasman, but the southerly front on Monday had given the tailenders a fast spinnaker ride to the finish.

'They got up to 30 knots but there was no rig or sail damage reported, although I believe another crew member suffered a possible fractured wrist.

'Polaris of Belmont, the last boat to finish, came in one-and-a-half days quicker than she did last year, only 20 hours slower than The Stick.'

Swan said the strong southerly had meant that it was too rough to get the three last boats into the lagoon. 'We had to send them to the eastern (lee) side of the island to anchor offshore, but the crew of HMAS Bundaberg, which had changed course to Lord Howe Island because of a medical problem on board, came to our help and ferried the crews ashore at Ned’s Beach.

'We left two crew on board each yacht, but the others were most grateful to the navy for getting them ashore after the race,' Swan added.

The race director also announced that the club team trophy had been won by the Cruising Yacht Club team of Wild Oats (Roger Hickman) and Quetzalcoatl (Antony Sweetapple) which had won the IRC and PHS division respectively.

'But we also presented a team trophy to HMAS Bundaberg for the team effort in coming to our assistance in getting crew ashore,' Swan added.




by Peter Campbell

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=90254

12:29 PM Wed 2 Nov 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World









470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,
















































Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club   
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day   
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3   
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here   
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier   
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race   
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target   
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage   
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years   
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified   


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