sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Cruising Features FishingBoating Photo Gallery Magnetic Is RW
Photo Gallery Magnetic Is RW MarineBusiness-World Event Calendar
Sail-World.com : Lion Island-Botany Bay Race - AFR Midnight Rambler disqualified
Lion Island-Botany Bay Race - AFR Midnight Rambler disqualified

'Occasional Coarse Language Too has been named winner of the Lion Island Botany Bay Race. Credit www.sailpix.com.au'    www.SailPix.com    Click Here to view large photo

The Lion Island-Botany Bay Race 2012 has new a champion in Warwick Sherman’s Occasional Coarse Language 2 after the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s race committee disqualified the previous winner AFR Midnight Rambler for violating a certain guideline in the Blue Water Pointscore Sailing Instructions.

Ed Psaltis/Bob Thomas/Michael Bencsik’s AFR Midnight Rambler was disqualified from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 60 nautical mile Lion Island-Botany Bay race after being initially announced as the winner last Sunday morning.

AFR Midnight Rambler was disqualified from the race after the CYCA’s race committee lodged a protest against it, citing the yacht did not comply with Blue Water Pointscore Sailing Instruction 4.1(j), by not having two crew members with current first aid certificates aboard at the time of racing.

Initially, the yacht did comply with the Rule, but less than 24 hours before the race start, one of those two crew advised they could not participate in the race. After considerable effort to rectify the situation, AFR Midnight Rambler competed in the race with only one crew member holding a current First Aid Certificate, so was subsequently disqualified at a jury hearing.

This action sends a clear message to all yacht owners participating in any CYCA ocean races. The rules must be adhered to and that safety must come first.

The disqualification moved Warwick Sherman’s Occasional Coarse Language 2 into first placed, Loki into second and Sam Haynes’ Celestial into third place. It means subtle changes to overall Blue Water Pointscore Series. Celestial moves a point closer to Loki, the overall leader, the two now only separated by four points going into the final race, the Rolex Sydney Hobart.

However, AFR Midnight Rambler has been well sailed this season and remains third overall in the BWPS, its disqualification used as the discard, but now instead of being on equal points with Celestial, the Ker 40 is now five points behind.

In the ORCi and PHS pointscores, the positions remain the same, but the points change, with Celestial leading AFR Midnight Rambler by five points (prior to protest it was 2) in ORCi with Wild Rose a further 10 points behind in third place. Celestial also leads PHS, with Southern Excellence, Andrew Wenham’s Volvo 60, second and Loki third, with only six points between the top three.

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, starting Boxing Day, December 26, will decide the outcome of the Blue Water Pointscore Series. The winner will be announced at the race’s official prize giving at Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania on New Year’s Day and presented with the Jack Halliday Perpetual Trophy.

For full race results and provisional Blue Water Pointscore Series standings log on to: Blue Water Pointscore website.


by Di Pearson

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=104551

9:35 AM Sun 9 Dec 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - World & Australia







Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,






























Join us on Boating Safety Day on 28 September by Roads and Maritime Services,






























Outteridge and Jensen – What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott wins Gold
Santander Worlds - 49ers Burling and Tuke clear ahead
ISAF Sailing Worlds – Live broadcast - Medal races
Nacra 17’s ´The breakthrough for Australia’s Waterhouse and Darmanin?
Bart’s Bash 2014 at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Victoria Harbour
Bart's Bash: First event in at Wakatere in New Zealand
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander 2014 - AUS Laser and 470 Medals + video
It is all about the racing at the Club Marine Series.
Smiles on final day of Hamilton Island School Sailing Programme
CYC Flinders Islet Race - Revised results
2014 Pipe Opener - Huon yachts star on home waters
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 9 highlights
Lipton Cup Regatta 2014 - Online entries now open
2014 Etchells North American Championship – Day 2
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Belcher writes sailing history in Santander
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 49er and Nacra 17 world titles claimed
ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com   
3rd Asia Pacific Student Cup – University of Western Australia wins   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day   
2015 Australian Three Peaks - Expressions of interest open for entries   
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship   
Santander World 2014 – Darren Bundock reflects on frustrating regatta   
ISAF Sailing Worlds – Live broadcast 470 mens and Womens Medal races   
CYCA Flinders Islet Race; Ichi Ban Finish Images   
Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights   
CYCA Flinders Islet Race; Start Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed   
Kiwi boats helping Aussie kids learn to sail   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race   


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 AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT