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

 

Sail-World.com : Bethwaite Challenge - Fay and Chipchase top the Cherubs

Bethwaite Challenge - Fay and Chipchase top the Cherubs

'Trevor Fay and Nathan Chipchase were the clear winners in the Cherub Division (Photo: David Price) - 2011 Bethwaite Challenge - Cherub Division'    David Price

Bethwaite Challenge 2011 - Current Cherub National Champions Trevor Fay and Nathan Chipchase, sailing Boob Buffer, have taken out the Cherub Division, sailed at Belmont 16ft Skiff Club.

With the Cherub class making its first appearance at the Challenge, sponsored by Bethwaite Design and the Belmont 16ft Skiff Club, a small but very competitive fleet of eight Cherubs faced the starters for race one. Among the starters were four of the boats currently running in the top five places in the NSW Cherub State Championships. Lined up against the National Championship crew, Fay and Chipchase were the current National Woman’s Champion Claire Lunsmann and the current National Cadet Champion Kris Fay. The event was sailed over seven short course races over two days.

Racing got underway on Saturday in 12 to 15 kts of easterly. Form boat of day one was Wally sailed by Kris Fay and Morgan Frew, who scored two wins and one second in the first three races. Second in the standings after day one were Trevor Fay and Nathan Chipchase. The two boats had shared the top two places in each of the day one races.

Day two brought lighter breezes and, with the Fay and Frew team unable to sail due to work commitments, the series was open to the rest of the fleet. The racing was very tight with three different crews each recording a race win and every boat in the fleet leading at least one of the races at some point in time. Race seven finished in a dramatic downwind gybing match with five boats crossing the finish line within ten boat lengths of each other. Belmont’s Brett Lancaster and Tom Drury in Causin' Haavik took the race from Stuart Kirkby and Kirren Thompson in Ricochet.

Claire Lunsmann gets her Cherub Alchemy going downwind on Day Two. (Photo David Price) - 2011 Bethwaite Challenge - Cherub Division -  David Price  

Amid all the place changes it was Trevor Fay and Nathan Chipchase who always managed to fight their way to the front of the fleet. Their 1, 3, 3, 1 placings secured a comfortable overall series win from Claire and Rolf Lunsmann from Lane Cove who finished a clear second in front of Brett Lancaster and Tom Drury.

Bethwaite Challenge Cherub Division final placings:
1. 3166, Boob Buffer, Trevor Fay and Nathan Chipchase, 1, 2, 2, 1, 3, 3, 1, 10pts
2. 3145, Alchemy, Claire and Rolf Lunsmann, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1, 4, 2, 15
3. 3158, Causin’ Haavik, Brett Lancaster and Tom Drury, 7, 6, 5, 3, 2, 1, 3, 20
4. 3070, Ricochet, Stuart Kirkby and Kirren Thompson, 5, 7, 6, 5, 4, 2, 4, 26
5. 3160, Get Ya Cans Out, Simon Blatchford and Alex Moorcroft, 6, 3, 7, 4, 5, 5, 5, 28
6. 3144, Wally, Kris Fay and Morgan Frew, 2, 1, 1, 9, 9, 9, 9, 31
7. 3143, The French Tickler, Ashlee Holford and Matt Hall, 4, 5, 4, 9, 9, 9, 9, 40
8. 3136 Beaver Fever, Warren Dixon and Brett Dixon, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 51




by Rolf Lunsmann

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=90712

8:36 PM Mon 14 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



















































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
















New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England
Rio 2016 in the sights of ISAF Youth Worlds 420 sailors
Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play
FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold
2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI
Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video
ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet   
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri   
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities   
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall   
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends   
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran   
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm   
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   


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