sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta - Tasmanians dominate
Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta - Tasmanians dominate

'Penfold Audi Sport - Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta 2012'    Royal Melbourne Yacht squadron - RMYS

Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta, organised by the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, got underway today on Melbourne’s Port Phillip. Tasmanian yachtswomen have dominated results winning the first two races on corrected time in all three handicap categories, AMS, IRC and PHS.

Sailing the borrowed Victorian yacht Penfold Audi Sport, they got the gun in the third race, winning the IRC category on corrected time, beaten by just five seconds in AMS, and placing third in the PHS category in which handicaps are adjusted after each race.

A fleet of 16 yachts of various design and size, crewed by women sailors, mainly from Victoria, but with one crew each from Tasmania and New South Wales, are contesting the six race regatta sailed over the long weekend.

The Tasmanian crew, variously members of the Derwent Sailing Squadron, Bellerive Yacht Club, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and Geilston Bay Boat Club comprises Colleen Darcy [BYC], Sally Rattle [BYC], Caroline Walker [RYCT], Heather McCullum [BYC/DSS], Lauren Davison [BYC], Michelle Edwards [DSS] and Sarah Baldwin [GBBC].

The women, who race regularly on various Hobart yachts, including Sally Rattle’s Archie, David Taylor’s Pisces and Ian Stewart’s TasPaints, put the crew together after a close second overall in this regatta two years ago.

Penfold Audi Sport is an Archambault 31 owned by former Hobart yachtsman David Ellis who now races out of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, who has loaned the well-performed yacht to the Tasmanian women for the regatta.

After yesterday’s three races, skipper Colleen Darcy described the weather as 'miserable, with regular rain squalls which produced some sharp gusts that blew out a spinnaker in the second race.' Penfold Audi Sport finished second across the line in the first two races, winning all three handicap categories in each race.

A fleet of 16 yachts of various design and size, crewed by women sailors, mainly from Victoria, but with one crew each from Tasmania and New South Wales, are contesting the six race regatta sailed over the long weekend.

The women, sailing as a Tasmanian team, are variously members of the Derwent Sailing Squadron, Bellerive Yacht Club and the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Colleen Darcy [BYC], Sally Rattle [BYC], Caroline Walker [RYCT], Heather McCullum, Lauren Davison [BYC], Michelle Edwards [DSS] and Sarah Baldwin.

The Tasmanian women got the gun in the third race despite losing their bearings temporarily in a ‘white-out’ in a heavy rain squall. 'We were out in the middle of the bay and co' race shortened, but we beat Silk which had got the gun in the first two races,' skipper Darcy said.

'We got lovely starts at the boat end of the line, with clear air, in each race and managed to outsail the strong line-up of Adams 10s in the fleet. 'The larger Radford Sprint 35 beat us across the line in the first two races but we beat it in the third race.

'Even when we ripped the spinnaker our girl on the bow,Lauren quickly had a second kite up and we lost little ground,' she added.

In the first two races, Penfold Audi Sport won all three handicap categories from the Adams 10, Top Gun, skippered by Erin Foster from the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. Jungle Juice, another Adams 10 skippered by Janet Dean from the host club, the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron placed third in two races.

In race two Penfold Audi Sport again won all three categories with Top Gun second in AMS and IRC and third in PHS.

In race three, Penfold Audi Sport took line honours and won IRC on corrected time but had to be contect with a second to the veteran Scampi 30, Nouannie, skippered by Tanya Stanford from the RYCV under AMS handicaps. The winning margin on corrected time was just five seconds.

PHS category winner of race three was Gatsby, a J24 skippered by NSW yachtswoman Tara McCall, from Nouannie and Penfold Audi Sport.


by Peter Campbell

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=98235

9:06 AM Sat 9 Jun 2012GMT


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 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,








J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record   
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014   
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets   
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT