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2011/12 NSW O'pen BIC Cup at Port Stephens (PSSAC)

'Beynon TELFORD from Belmont - 2011/12 NSW O’pen Cup (PSSAC, Port Stephens)'    Bevan McKavanagh

SW O’pen Cup.

Round 2 of the 2011/12 NSW O’pen Cup took place this past weekend with a solid turn out of 41 sailors taking part.

Taking place at Port Stephens Sailing & Aquatic Club round two was a two day regatta following on from the one day round one that took place at Kurnell Cat Club back in November of last year. Due to strong breeze, only two races were sailed at Kurnell with another five races sailed over the two days at PSSAC, meaning the sailors had one drop for the seven races sailed in total. This assisted the sailors that made the entire series and this showed in the results.

Conditions were close to perfect for the two days, good 10-15 knot breezes for the two days without any of the rain forecasted ever failing during the regatta.

Following the unique format of O’pen Cup regattas the two days were jam packed with five races, three heats of freestyle and a 2-up adventure race that included a running start and finish.

Thanks for all the sailors that took part in the very first NSW O’pen Cup series. A very special mention needs to go to Kurnell Cat Club and Port Stephens Sailing & Aquatic Club for hosting the series this year.

The next O’pen Cup regatta on the calendar is the WA O’pen Cup taking part at Koombana Bay Sailing Club (March 3-5) followed by our Australian O’pen Cup at Noosa at Easter.

The girls from Kurnell - 2011/12 NSW O’pen Cup (PSSAC, Port Stephens) -  Bevan McKavanagh  

Plenty of breeze meant plenty of hiking - 2011/12 NSW O’pen Cup (PSSAC, Port Stephens) -  Bevan McKavanagh  

The freestyle judges hard at work scoring the freestyle - 2011/12 NSW O’pen Cup (PSSAC, Port Stephens) -  Bevan McKavanagh  

Wick’s BiC - 2011/12 NSW O’pen Cup (PSSAC, Port Stephens) -  Bevan McKavanagh  

Summary Of Results areas follows:

Gold Fleet:
Open first Place: Tom GRIMES (No name)
Open second Place: Beynon TELFORD (Swaga)
Open third Place: Finn GILBERT (Michael Finigan)

U12 first Place: Natasha BRYANT (Bolt)
U12 second Place: Ethan WHITE (Zhik)
U12 third Place: Simon MURNAGAN (Sim On)

Silver Fleet:
1st Place: Harrison BAILEY (No Name)
2nd Place: Nathan BRYANT (So Intense)
3rd Place: Niamh McAdam (Rocket Ripper)

Freestyle: (includes first place from each round and finals were not able to be staged)
1st Place (equal): Nic CAMPBELL & Pierce PLUMLEE
1st Place (equal): Natasha BRYANT & Annika MASON
1st Place (equal): Vanessa STAPLES & Lachlan ATKINS

2-up Adventure Race:
1st Place: Finn GILBERT & Steph HESSION
2nd Place: Baynon TELFORD & Elle FLEWIN
3rd Place: Ethan WHITE & Jess HESSION

Youngest Boy sailor: Takoda NICETIN
Youngest Girl sailor: Jade BALLARD

2011/12 NSW O’pen Cup (PSSAC, Port Stephens) -  Bevan McKavanagh  

PRO Col Chidgey giving the sailors the briefing. Thx Col, we couldn’t have done it without you!! - 2011/12 NSW O’pen Cup (PSSAC, Port Stephens) -  Bevan McKavanagh  

U12 winners, Simon MURNAGNAN, Ethan WHITE and Natasha BRYANT - 2011/12 NSW O’pen Cup (PSSAC, Port Stephens) -  Bevan McKavanagh  

Start line action - 2011/12 NSW O’pen Cup (PSSAC, Port Stephens) -  Bevan McKavanagh  

The kids (and Ollie) from PSSAC. - 2011/12 NSW O’pen Cup (PSSAC, Port Stephens) -  Bevan McKavanagh  

For full results and some great photos from the NSW O’pen Cup go to

by Bevan McKavanagh


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