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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2013 - The last day of winter    

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28 degrees and blue skies, the very last day of Australia´s harsh northern winter. Just another great day on the water, for the 2013 Magnetic Island Race Week feature event, the Zodiac sponsored Round Magnetic Island Race.

22 nautical miles anticlockwise around the granite island, with Bay Rock as a side dish for the IRC and Multihull racing fleet, 20 miles for the Cruising divisions, both mono and multi as they keep West Head to port.

First up was the Grand Prix fleet - IRC Racing. The 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart winner Quest blasted off the line and once again took monohull line honours by a healthy margin and was much less disadvantaged by the building breeze.



Quest owner Bob Steel commented 'We were knocked off by the little tri Carbon Credits, he passed us 100 metres from the finish.

'We just have to keep up the good work and relax. We are a bit over trained. That’s the problem. We will probably relax this afternoon, have a bet at the TAB. Have a drink at the pub and away we will go tomorrow.

'But seriously, it was a glorious day. We had 14/15 knots of breeze. We had a good downwind run on a lovely day. We are all happy.'

On handicap Leon Thomas' Guilty Pleasures XI won by 48 seconds, with Quest second ahead of the two Beneteau First 40´s, David Redfern´s Not a Diamond, who edged out Howard Piggot´s Flying Cloud by 10 seconds.

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In the series Guilty Pleasures IV leads with two wins from David Redfern´s Not a Diamond, with Quest in third place. Howard Piggott´s Flying Cloud which needs a second overall in this regatta to take the Queensland Season of Sailing Cup is fourth overall.

Leon Thomas and his crew were smiling again this afternoon, taking their second handicap win.

Thomas explained 'We had a great start. There was a fair bit of bias at the pin end and we had the best of it. We had a good windward work and peeled to the gybe top and we were able to hold off the Beneteau First 40´s and then it was just a square run down the back of the island. Those behind us bought breeze. Once again Quest had the worst of it. We were sailing in a very different breeze to what they were. The guys behind us were sailing in a different breeze to us and it was all just coming down the race course.

'We probably only saw 10-15 knots for most of the day. Again it was a beautiful day to go sailing in North Queensland. The race round Magnetic Island is just spectacular.

At the Multihull Racing division start most of the racing multihulls had screechers rolled up ready to go, but in 12/15 knots the boats that used them lost height, that included both Peter Berry´s J’Ouvert and Alasdair Noble´s McMoggy.

Andrew Stransky´s Fantasia and Peter Hawker´s F32 Carbon Credit went further seaward and popped spinnakers and did much better. As the boats came into the west channel Carbon Credits was able to hold off Fantasia. Just powered up in the light conditions.

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One of the smallest boats in themultihull fleet Mike Willcock´s Hot Option sailed some really hot angles under spinnaker and was well placed until the beat home, when the short chop brought them undone.

Another impressive line honours for Peter Hawker´s Carbon Credit, she crossed Fantasia in the West Channel and beat her rival by six minutes. Third across the line was McMoggy. Fantasia scored another handicap win from McMoggy, with Hot Options third.

Cruising Spinnaker Division 1 Robert Green´s Pacific 50 Dream overcame the handicapper, taking line honours and handicap wins again. Trevor Mudge´s Beneteau First 50 Nellie Myra was second across the line, ahead of Peter Byford´s Jeanneau Sun Oddesy 42iJ Joie de Vie. Second on handicap was Bob Gray´s Bavaria 42 Chalkies Chariot, with Tony Muller's Jeanneau Sun Oddesy 409 Brava third. After two races, Dream with two bullets leads Chalkies Chariot with Joie de Vie third.

Robert Green commented ' We saw 16 knots on the run down the other top of the island, it was a nice ride. This is our first time here, it’s a lot of fun, we are almost all from Melbourne with a Kiwi thrown it. . There was a guy I met in Fiji last year when we were cruising who lived at Maggie Island and said it’s a beautiful place.

You have got to come. So that’s why we have come and it’s a blast, it compares very well to the other regattas a little south.

In the Cruising Spinnaker Division 2 David Marshall´s Beneteau 47.7 Femme Fatale took line honours from Mike Steel´s Dufour 34 Boudicea and Paul Jackson´s Duncanson 28 Run Run Run.

Colin Clark´s Unbealeievable won on handicap from Jack Maguire´s Cav 35 Zen with Stan Barne´s Supersonic 27 Librian third. Unbealeievable leads the series with two wins from Jack Maguire's Zen and Barry Smith's Noelex Tide Up.

Vicky Hamilton´s Akarana, the very first Farr 1104 out of the mold from Royal Akarana Yacht Club did not trouble the scorer much after running aground on the reef in West Channel today. A great embarrassment for the local crew.

Cruising Non Spinnaker - Nick Small´s Huahine took the gun and also won on handicap from Russell Kingston´s Falcon ahead of Jacinta Cooper´s Mistraal. After two races Huahine leads from Falcon and DreamMagic.

In the Multihull cruising fleet Barbarella took line honours and won on handicap, ahead of Salacia and TwoShea and same sequence after two days racing.

The wrap from Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson. 'Weatherwise that was a keeper. Tomorrow is a relaxed day. The IRC and Multihull Racing fleets will be on the water. Everyone else will be kicking back'

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Event website

Division 1 IRC results Start : 11:00

Place

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

Elapsd

AHC

Cor'd T

From

Score

Fin Tim

1

GUILTY PLEASURES IV

6068

Leon Thomas

03:07:12

1.107

03:27:14

TCYC

1.0

14:07:12

2

QUEST

52002

Bob Steel

02:33:52

1.352

03:28:02

CYCA

2.0

13:33:52

3

NOT A DIAMOND

RQ2404

David Redfern

03:12:45

1.080

03:28:10

RQYS

3.0

14:12:45

4

FLYING CLOUD

6808

Howard Piggott

03:12:11

1.084

03:28:20

CYCA

4.0

14:12:11

5

XPRESS

7013

Mike West

03:19:46

1.080

03:35:45

BSC

5.0

14:19:46

6

SHAZAM

PD447

Doug Ryan

03:22:01

1.102

03:42:37

PDYC

6.0

14:22:01

 

 

EHC Div1 results Start : 11:10

Place

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

Elapsd

AHC

Cor'd T

From

Score

Fin Tim

1

DREAM

SM8

Robert Green

02:46:32

1.042

02:53:32

SYC

1.0

13:56:32

2

CHALKIES CHARIOT

8924

Bob Gray

03:29:34

0.883

03:05:03

YKBC

2.0

14:39:34

3

BRAVA

409

Tony Muller

03:28:04

0.891

03:05:23

TCYC

3.0

14:38:04

4

DUSTY MUZZLE

4457

Ron Knott

03:08:45

0.984

03:05:44

TYC

4.0

14:18:45

5

JOIE DE VIE

6702

Peter Byford

03:08:04

1.001

03:08:15

RPAYC

5.0

14:18:04

6

AMAYA II

B247

Peter Boxall

03:14:59

0.967

03:08:33

TCYC

6.0

14:24:59

7

MONIQUE

3665

Stephen Budd

03:20:43

0.955

03:11:41

RQYS

7.0

14:30:43

8

KATE

R53

John Raff

03:10:09

1.019

03:13:46

RYCV

8.0

14:20:09

9

VANILLA

BOW16

Doug Shields

03:09:11

1.030

03:14:52

SASC

9.0

14:19:11

10

NELLIE MYRA

YC1066

Trevor Mudge

03:05:20

1.056

03:15:43

CYCSA

10.0

14:15:20

11

TUCANA

A31

Andrew Burford

03:33:27

0.920

03:16:22

TCYC

11.0

14:43:27

DNS

APOLLO VI

C6

Paul Stuart

 

0.945

 

TCYC

14.0

 

DNS

SAVANNA

1

Murray Whitehead

 

0.953

 

TYC

14.0

 

 

 

EHC Div2 results Start : 11:15

Place

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

From

Elapsd

AHC

Cor'd T

Score

Fin Tim

1

UNBEALEIEVABLE

001

Colin Clark

MYC

03:27:32

0.701

02:25:29

1.0

14:42:32

2

ZEN

CAV35

Jack Maguire

TCYC

03:54:25

0.673

02:37:46

2.0

15:09:25

3

LIBRIAN

1478

Stanley Barnes

TCYC

04:18:28

0.616

02:39:13

3.0

15:33:28

4

RUN RUN RUN

SM2800

Paul Jackson

RBYC

03:22:30

0.800

02:42:00

4.0

14:37:30

5

TIDE UP

730

Barry Smith

NQCYC

03:55:01

0.690

02:42:10

5.0

15:10:01

6

FORTIFIED

MH35

Graham Van Brederode

TCYC

03:23:54

0.808

02:44:45

6.0

14:38:54

7

LE ROSSIGNOL

SM168

Peter McKenzie

NQCYC

03:48:58

0.735

02:48:17

7.0

15:03:58

8

LAST TANGO

40

Colin White

TCYC

03:28:52

0.825

02:52:19

8.0

14:43:52

9

FEMME FATALE

1129

David Marshall

MIYC

03:07:22

0.923

02:52:56

9.0

14:22:22

10

BOUDICEA

771

Mike Steel

TCYC

03:18:49

0.890

02:56:57

10.0

14:33:49

11

SEALINK'S QUINKIN

84

Rod Finucane

TYC

03:48:19

0.776

02:57:10

11.0

15:03:19

12

SOUL SISTER

NONE

Donna Dewhurst

TCYC

04:50:52

0.638

03:05:34

12.0

16:05:52

13

ISEULTA

TSV37

Tristram Denyer

TCYC

03:43:00

0.852

03:10:00

13.0

14:58:00

14

PANACEA

5963

Mick Gillum

TCYC

03:34:24

0.895

03:11:53

14.0

14:49:24

DNF

AKARANA

1104

Vicki Hamilton

TCYC

 

0.863

 

16.0

 

 

 

EHC results Start : 11:20

Place

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

From

Elapsd

AHC

Cor'd T

Score

Fin Tim

1

HUAHINE

RQ300

Nick Smail

WSC

03:18:27

0.926

03:03:46

1.0

14:38:27

2

FALCON

11

Russell Kingston

TCYC

03:38:51

0.841

03:04:03

2.0

14:58:51

3

MISTRAAL

6515

Jacinta Cooper

RYCT

03:22:09

0.928

03:07:36

3.0

14:42:09

4

DREAMAGIC

6199

Alan Littlefield

RQYS

03:35:24

0.880

03:09:33

4.0

14:55:24

5

CELEBRITY

YC981

Wayne McNee

BSC

03:35:06

0.883

03:09:56

5.0

14:55:06

6

VALHALLA

PH385

Peter Cox

CSC

03:39:30

0.877

03:12:30

6.0

14:59:30

7

V AMORE'

87

Bob Kimlin

TSC

04:08:21

0.809

03:20:55

7.0

15:28:21

8

AUSSIE RULES

A45

Dick Cerny

TYC

03:40:23

0.974

03:34:39

8.0

15:00:23

DNF

SANTIAGO

BOW

Malcolm Winder

TCYC

 

0.910

 

12.0

 

DNS

VIXEN

SM340

Mark Fox

SYC

 

0.788

 

12.0

 

DNS

JENI ANNE

NONE

John Phelan

NONE

 

0.789

 

12.0

 

 

 

EHC results Start : 11:05

Place

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

Elapsd

AHC

Cor'd T

From

Score

Fin Tim

1

BARBARELLA

1M

Mal Tynan

02:59:07

0.790

02:21:30

TCYC

1.0

14:04:07

2

SALACIA

3823

Ian Johnson

04:14:01

0.692

02:55:47

TCYC

2.0

15:19:01

3

TWOSHEA

6481

Geoffrey Sparkes-Car

04:19:42

0.684

02:57:38

APYC

3.0

15:24:42

 

 

EHC results Start : 11:05

Place

Boat Name

Sail Num

Skipper

From

Elapsd

AHC

Cor'd T

Score

Fin Tim

1

FANTASIA

641

Andrew Stransky

MYCQ

02:33:50

0.840

02:09:13

1.0

13:38:50

2

MCMOGGY

BOW4

Alasdair Noble

APYC

02:56:31

0.805

02:22:06

2.0

14:01:31

3

HOT OPTION

047

Mike Willcocks

LCSC

03:00:28

0.795

02:23:28

3.0

14:05:28

4

CARBON CREDIT

SA532

Peter Hawker

RSAYS

02:27:39

0.980

02:24:42

4.0

13:32:39

5

J'OUVERT

WH3801

Peter Berry

WSC

03:00:22

0.849

02:33:08

5.0

14:05:22

6

THE BOAT

TV389

Graeme Etherton

TCYC

03:14:32

0.825

02:40:29

6.0

14:19:32

7

MISTRESS

042

Dennis Coleman

TCYC

03:29:50

0.790

02:45:46

7.0

14:34:50

8

QENCOM

50

Matthew Kingsberry

QCYC

04:06:24

0.689

02:49:46

8.0

15:11:24

 



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