Please select your home edition
Edition
Gul 2019 GAMMA Leaderboard

Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Celestial dominance

by Meghan Andrew on 6 Aug 2013
Kerumba drifting in light winds Meghan Andrew
With the last remaining boat due at 1400 local time Monday, the final placing for the 2013 Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race have been confirmed, and Sydney based Celestial has dominated Division one, winning both the ORCi and IRC divisions, and taking home second PHS.

The Rogers 46, owned by Sam Haynes has been a regular in NSW events including Sydney to Gold Coast and Sydney to Hobart, and regularly features among the top of the IRC and ORCi results.

The all carbon boat dominated in the light breezes in its first Brisbane to Keppel appearance, winning both divisions by over an hour. Celestial was pushed all the way by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron local, Kerumba skippered by Tam Faragher finishing second, with Black Jack taking third IRC and Ocean’s Affinity taking third ORCi. After the disappointments of last year retirement, Stewart Lewis’ Ocean’s Affinity won Division one PHS.


The consistently light conditions made Division two a close race, coming right down to the last 30nm when five boats were in a position to take out the ORCi and IRC division. But Keppel Bay local, Tim McCall sailing Arcadia, who had held a slim lead since the start on Friday, wasn't going to let the trophy slip away winning ORCi and finishing third place in PHS and IRC.

The IRC win for Blunderbuss topped off a great year for the skipper Tony Kinsman who has placed well in IRC divisions throughout the year including the Royal Queensland Squadron Championship. Ragtime skippered by Chris Morgan finished second. Southern Cross Yachting led from the gun on Friday taking out the PHS division ahead of Synchronicity.


Line Honours and first pineapple (a Brisbane to Keppel tradition) went to Super maxi Wild Thing who finished the race in one day, 12 hours, 14mins just over 12 hours shy of the 2011 Race Record held by Wild Oats IV. This was two hours ahead of the newly launched Volvo 70 Black Jack and Super maxi Lahana.

The eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race will be held again in August 2014. For further information on the race including full 2013 results head to the Brisbane to Keppel website.

Gul 2019 GAMMA FooterAnyport Ewincher 2019 FooterZhik 2018 Hyeres 728x90 BOTTOM

Related Articles

Fireball North American Championships day 2
Race two proves hard to complete at Pointe Claire YC Before the start of the re-run race 2, there was sunshine and around 18 knots from the west on the course. By the time we started it had dropped to around 10 knots.
Posted today at 5:06 am
2019 J/111 Worlds at Chicago day 2
Martin Roesch's Velocity speeds up the leaderboard The seas on Lake Michigan were rocking and rolling on Thursday, as was the leaderboard at the J/111 World Championship, hosted by Chicago Yacht Club. Martin Roesch's Velocity shot up to the chief position, posting a 1,4,6 on the day.
Posted today at 2:32 am
Bow Caddy Media HIRW videos
Bow Caddy Media have delivered this package of videos from the 2019 HIRW Bow Caddy Media have delivered this package of videos covering all the action from the 2019 Hamilton Island Race Week.
Posted today at 12:22 am
Rolex New York YC Invitational Cup preview
Southern Hemisphere clubs among favorites for sixth edition Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron currently has sailing's most prestigious silver ewer on display in its clubhouse on the Auckland waterfront. But this September, the yacht club will aim to add to its crowded trophy case another coveted sailing prize.
Posted on 22 Aug
TF35 boat zero unveiled on Lake Geneva
Designed with the ambitious brief to offer top-level foiling Having lead the process of development to create the D35, Ernesto Bertarelli is once again one of the committed group of owners involved in the development of the TF35.
Posted on 22 Aug
Fireball North American Championships day 1
A single race run, with a Swiss one-two The boat park was pretty empty early in the morning as we all hid from the rain, thunder and lightening. By noon the rain had stopped and we launched in a light southerly wind which built to F2-3.
Posted on 22 Aug
Entry open for Dragon 90th Anniversary Regatta
Already more than 150 crews from 24 nations have entered This very special birthday is being marked with an extraordinary Dragon 90th Anniversary Gala Regatta, hosted by the International Dragon Association in partnership with the Yacht Club Sanremo, Italy.
Posted on 22 Aug
J/70 UK Nationals preview
This weekend's regatta is far more than a curtain raiser for the Worlds 35 teams will be racing at the open national championships with top British teams taking on a stellar international fleet from Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the USA.
Posted on 22 Aug
Ready Steady Tokyo day 6
Light winds mar final day of Olympic test event in Enoshima, Japan Just one Medal Race could be sailed on Day 6 of Ready Steady Tokyo - Sailing, the official test event for Tokyo 2020 in Enoshima. Only the 470 Women's Medal Race went ahead, starting just after 16:00 local time.
Posted on 22 Aug
Australian sailors at Ready Steady Tokyo day 6
Aussies take gold and silver at Tokyo Test Event Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won Gold in the Men's 470 and Tom Burton Silver in the Laser at the Ready Steady Tokyo Test event in Japan today. With no breeze on the final day, the final day's medal races were cancelled and the outcomes thus pre-determined.
Posted on 22 Aug