Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week day 5 - Flying
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week day 5 - Flying
OMR Multihull line honours went to Team Vodafone Sailing. Keith Glover's Trilogy took the handicap win from Bulletproof (Scott Gralow) with Malice (Mal Richardson) third.
Simon Hull commented ‘Another day in Paradise. We had a slow start and Malice was close behind us at the top mark. We took off from Pioneer Point to White Rock. We cracked sheets from the top of Denman. We did 24-28 knots up to the Cones and saw a pod of whales near Armit.
‘The breeze freshened near Grimston Point. A beautiful day again.'
Trilogy now leads the series by one point from Malice, with Hot Vindaloo (Adrian Fawcett) third.
Sean Nichols Room With A View took the Performance Multihulls handicap win from MC Moggy (Alasdair Noble). Cheetah (Steve Halter) was third. Rum Raider (Scott Millar) took line honours.
MC Moggy leads the series overall, Rum Raider is second with Wild Thing (Keith Roberts) third.
Race 5 for IRC Cruising went to Bobby D, Ross Winterbourne's Farr from the Whitsunday Sailing Club. Optimus Prime (Trevor Taylor) was second on handicap and White Noise (Jason Close) was third. Line honours went to Optimus Prime.
Bobby D leads Tulip (Bernie Van'T Hof) in the overall series battle, with White Noise (Jason Close) third.
Cameron Wilkund's Sydney 40 Mako made her podium debut today, taking the Cruising Division 1 race 5 handicap win. Silver Minx (Geoff and Vicki Player) was second, with Eureka 11 (Malcolm Robertson) third.
Leo Rodriguez's Volvo 60 from the host club leads the series Overall. Nautical Circle (Chris Carlile) and Carbon Credits (Trevor Bailey) are tied on points, Nautical Circle leading on count back.
Lee-Way/Ensign Racing (Tony Horkings) took the handicap win in Cruising Division 2. Greg Smith's La Diva was second with Pacific Phoenix (Alan Sneddon) third. John and Kim Clinton's Holy Cow took line honours.
Overall Holy Cow still holds the series lead from Ells Bells (John Fowell) now just one point behind. One Lousy Goat (Derek Cragg) is third.
Local skipper Norm House took the handicap win on Sundowner for the Cruising Non Spinnaker class. Victoire (Darryl Hodgkinson) was second, Queensland Marine Services (John Galloway) third.
Overall, Darryl Hodgkinson's Victoire is the series leader just one point clear of Sundowner. Still Dangerous (Brian Ellis) is third.
Victoire, the well known Beneteau 45 from the Sydney, had a slow start to the week. The skipper explained. ‘We are testing and checking everything on the boat in readiness for Hamilton Island Race Week. It's a good opportunity and we are sailing without our spinnakers, even though we have most of our regular crew onboard. Yesterday was good as the boat likes 18-25 knots.'
Mike Roper's Ropabull took her first handicap win of the week in race 6 for the Performance Racing fleet. Double O Seven (Jeffrey Brown) was second with Reignition (Charles Wallis) third. USB Wild Thing (Geoff Lavis) took line honours.
Reignition is the series leader from Ichi Ban (Matt Allen/Walter Lee) and Twister (Kevin Fogarty).
The Yendys (Geoff Ross) crew continued on their winning way today, taking the line honours and handicap wins in the IRC Racing division. Lunchtime Legend (Bob Robertson) was second with Black Label (Tony Ross) third.
Yendys is the clear Overall leader from Lunchtime Legend. Blunderbuss (Tony Kinsman) is third.
Principal Race Officer Jim Hayes concluded the day by saying ‘We've had great winds all week. For today's long race there was good early southerly breeze at around eight knots, then a new breeze came in from the south-east at six knots. Then as the land heated in the afternoon it moved around to east-south-east and built to 10-12 knots across the race course.
‘We have a great race team and it makes my task easy.'
Tomorrow is the final day of competition at the 23rd annual Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012. The first warning signal is scheduled for 09:40 hours, allowing the large fleet plenty of time to enjoy the day's racing before heading to the Whitsunday Sailing Club for the overall prize giving presentations and celebrations.
For more information, images and results please visit the Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week website www.airliebeachraceweek.com.au
* Results are Provisional
Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week media
The Whitsunday Sailing Club hosts the regatta and this year they have gained sponsorship from over 30 businesses to ensure the 23rd annual Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week showcases the best of Airlie Beach and sailing in the Whitsundays.
Major sponsors include Telcoinabox, Events Queensland, XXXX, Mount Gay Rum, Nautilus Marine, Whitsunday Regional Council, Port of Airlie, Abel Point Marina and Airlie Beach Hotel.Other sponsors include Airlie Court Holiday Apartments, Colin Pruden Homes, Colour Me Crazy, Doyle Sailmakers, Figurehead Hair Salon, Fun Rentals, Hawkes Boatyard, Mama Africa, Mango House Resort, Marlin Marine, Musto, Neverfail Springwater, Portside Whitsunday, Quadrant Marine, Ride Whitsundays, Ronstan, Shingley Beach Resort, Shipwrecked Bar & Grill, Telltale Communications, Tropix Photography, Ullman Sails, Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar, Whitsunday Escape, Whitsunday Industrial Services, Whitsunday Ocean Services, Whitsunday On the Beach, Whitsunday Parking, Whitsunday Times, Whitsundays 2 Everywhere and Yalumba.
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The Media Conact Office, which is on the ground floor of the Abel Point Marina building has unfortunately no journalists working spaces. You will need to bring your Broadband USB internet stick.
If you wish to cover the event from the onwater Media Boat, you will need to contact us by phone ASAP.
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