sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Shorthanded Sailing Association of Australia Winter Series
Shorthanded Sailing Association of Australia Winter Series

'The Fleet starts - SSAA Winter Series 2012'    Peter Frame    Click Here to view large photo

Shorthanded Sailing Association of Australia's (SSAA) first race of the 2012 Winter Series was held on Saturday 14th April. Seven yachts were in Hunter Bay for the 10 am start.

There were two solo challengers – Bruce McKay on Wasabi and John Davies on Avanti, four yachts two-handed – First Light with Sue Rice and daughter Anna, David Mandelberg and Peter McCorquodale on Tanami, Bruce Watson and Iain Salteri on Imalizard and Doug Cuming and Tim Shipton on the only multihull, Voodoo Spirit. Peter Mooney and Henry Paterson had a third on board Endorphin for the race – Peter Frame, who spent at least some of his time taking the photos that accompany this article!

First Light at Hornby Light - SSAA Winter Series 2012 -  Peter Frame   Click Here to view large photo

There was quite a cross section of designs, including four very different 40 footers. Wasabi and Imalizard both designed with the 2007 Melbourne to Osaka race in mind – both water-ballasted with big powerful rigs, Wasabi designed by Jon Sayer and Imalizard by Hugh Welbourn. Then there is First Light a great example of Joe Adams designs. And then there is Tanami designed by Peter Cole from the lines of the 5.5 metre Barrenjoey, built of timber, and a very different design philosophy from the other competitors.

A very light nor-westerly at the start allowed the fleet to drift out of Hunter Bay and towards the Heads, like a game of Snakes and Ladders as the breeze would fill in and one or another yacht would take the lead. The fleet drifted out to sea as the RSYS Squadron Cruise fleet motored past. Finally the nor-easter started to fill in, and that was pretty much the last we saw of Voodoo Spirit as she powered south under spinnaker.

Imalizard - SSAA Winter Series 2012 -  Peter Frame   Click Here to view large photo

This year the course was to a virtual mark, just south of Botany Bay in Bate Bay. Voodoo Spirit was first 'around', followed by Wasabi who was doing an amazing job given he had no autopilot. Third was Imalizard then Endorphin, Tanami, Avanti and First Light.

The work back up to the finish in the Harbour was quite a challenge for some – Wasabi having to take longer legs rather than short-tacking because of the lack of autopilot, which allowed Endorphin to overtake her. Imalizard had a few issues, such as jib cars exploding and water ballast in both sides at the same time, which let Avanti through. Behind all this Tanami and First Light were having a great battle, eventually rounding Hornby Light together, and dead heating across the line.

Line Honours winner Voodoo Spirit - SSAA Winter Series 2012 -  Peter Frame   Click Here to view large photo

So Line Honours went to Voodoo Spirit from Endorphin and Wasabi. On SSAA handicap Tanami was first from Voodoo Spirit and Avanti. On PHS Wasabi was first from Voodoo Spirit and Tanami.

Next SSAA race is the Pittwater to Newcastle race on Saturday 19th May.

SSAA Handicap winner Tanami - SSAA Winter Series 2012 -  Peter Frame   Click Here to view large photo

PHS Handicap Winner Wasabi - SSAA Winter Series 2012 -  Peter Frame   Click Here to view large photo

SSAA website


by Peter McCorquodale

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96177

8:12 AM Tue 17 Apr 2012GMT


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: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


































2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii






























Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs   
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off   
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3   
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC   
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   


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