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

 

Sail-World.com : Flying Fifteen Nationals - Champions set the pace

Flying Fifteen Nationals - Champions set the pace

'Mark roundings were crowded and at times, fierce - 50th Anniversary Flying Fifteen Nationals'    Bernie Kaaks    Click Here to view large photo

50th Anniversary Flying Fifteen Nationals - In south westerly conditions just a little lighter than yesterday the first two races were completed today and the big names all performed up to expectations, with some surprises thrown into the mix.

Greg Leaversuch and Peter Barblett set the early pace in race one, setting up a big lead at the end of the first beat after an excellent start. Like the majority of the fleet, they favoured the south side of the course and with the breeze still swinging slightly to the left, it was the right choice for them. On the second work however, they chose the north side, only to meet Goacher, Hart and Hawkins who played the south, at the top mark. Although they maintained their lead at that point, the final work saw Leaversuch swamped by Steve Goacher/Matt Owen, then Adam Hawkins and Ben Jones (who also finished second in yesterday’s invitation race but were premature starters) and Englishmen Mike Hart and Richard Rigg.

Alan Bax and Simon Childs were fifth, just ahead of State S80 champion David Yu and former world champion Graeme Lillingstone, now into his seventies and still supremely fit and competitive.

Chris Paterson and Rupert Leslie found themselves in the lead at the end of the first beat - 50th Anniversary Flying Fifteen Nationals -  Bernie Kaaks   Click Here to view large photo

In the second race of the day, the leaders after the first beat were Chris Paterson and Rupert Leslie, backing up their sixth place in yesterday’s invitation race, but they were hotly pursued by Adele Jackson and Dean McAullay, who are starting to realise their potential, and the Andrew Grist/Ian Johnston combination. Steve Goacher was menacing in fourth place, ahead of John Wilson and Nick Hancock.

Steve Goacher leads Mike Hart to the finish near the end of Race 1 - 50th Anniversary Flying Fifteen Nationals -  Bernie Kaaks   Click Here to view large photo

During the second lap, Paterson/Leslie slipped back several places to round fourth, surrendering the lead to Jackson/McAullay, who by this stage had opened up a gap of around 100 metres on Steve Goacher, who had moved up to second. Mike Hart was next and the crowd behind him were all baying for buoy room as they converged on the top mark.

But there was no way that Adele Jackson was going to allow Goacher to run her down as he was able to do in the previous race, and she and Dean McAullay finished the race with a lead of one minute and 15 seconds. The crew’s preparation received a serious set-back during the recent ISAF Worlds in Fremantle, where Jackson played a significant role in the organisational side of the women’s match racing. For two weeks the team was unable to continue its training program, hardly an ideal preparation for a national championship.

So after two races, it’s all Great Britain! Goacher/Owen lead the tally board with four points, ahead of Bax/Childs with seven and Hart/Rigg with eight. The best of the locals are now the Jackson/McAullay combination with 10 points, Leaversuch/Barblett with 12 and Yu/Nelson with 13.

Tomorrow’s race is scheduled for the morning, which should see it run in an easterly breeze on flat water – a pleasant change from the blustery south westerly that has characterised racing to date.

Bruce McGeorge’s gybe did not go according to plan - 50th Anniversary Flying Fifteen Nationals -  Bernie Kaaks   Click Here to view large photo

Host club (South of Perth YC) past commodore Phil Lammonby and Rita Nesdale take a breather on the way to the separation mark. - 50th Anniversary Flying Fifteen Nationals -  Bernie Kaaks   Click Here to view large photo

Brad Sheridan and Jodi Earnshaw - 50th Anniversary Flying Fifteen Nationals -  Bernie Kaaks   Click Here to view large photo

Flying Fifteen National Championship website




by Bernie Kaaks

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=92713

11:44 PM Mon 9 Jan 2012 GMT






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


News - USA and the World







Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,








Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
















Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery   


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