sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Father and son chase Gladstone Race history
Father and son chase Gladstone Race history

'Fleet action from the 2011 Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.'    © Queensland Cruising Yacht Club

Peter Cavill and son Alexander have chartered the champion ocean racing sloop Saltash ll to contest the 2012 308 nm QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone race over the Easter weekend.

Saltash ll, a modified yachting world Diamond class day sailor, successfully co-skippered by the Wright brothers, Ian and Bill, to win The Courier Mail Cup on a record eight occasions, is listed among the top chances to win the prestigious 64 year old trophy again.

The rather cramped crew accommodation below deck will be unfamiliar to Alexander Cavill but not for Peter who has been the navigator when the baby ocean racer has proven her unmatched spinnaker sailing speed to claim a special place in Gladstone Race history.

There is no doubt that Peter Cavill will refer to his previous navigation notes while sharing the helming with the capable young skipper and former Australian Sabot champion Alexander.

The experienced navigator has previously explained that the winning formula is based around the boat speed reading from a portable GPS stowed in his pocket and the ability of the on watch steerer to shoot the prevailing ocean swells.

This new generation challenge also shares a strong family bond with Alexander following the career of his grandfather Greg who steered Nocturne into second place behind the legendary Solo in 1958.

Besides winning many races on Saltash ll Peter Cavill holds the distinction of steering Silver Shamrock to narrowest loss in race history when Ross Perrins skippered Scampi A to her tense 26 second win 1984.

All of this respected family history will enter an interesting new phase when Saltash ll starts her chase to possibly record a ninth win when the start signal is fired at 11am on Good Friday morning.

Meanwhile interest also focuses on the expected challengers including the impressively fast Royal Geelong Yacht Club sloop Shogun V skippered by Robert Hanna and the Rod Jones owned and skippered Audi Sunshine Coast Alegria V.

Shogun V has the proven potential to set the pace to win on handicap while her crew will be intent on improving on the 27 hour 37 minute 35 second elapsed time they set with the previous Mick Cookson designed Shogun in 2009.


by Ian Grant

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=94692

11:33 PM Thu 8 Mar 2012GMT


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: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


















ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
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   


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