Please select your home edition
Edition
Navico AUS Zeus3S LEADERBOARD

Sabot Nationals- Stiff breezes sort out fleet

by Sue Neales on 31 Dec 2012
Shane Baker Photographs http://www.shanebaker.net
Strong breezes of more than 20 knots for the senior fleet of 52 boats competing in the 49th Sabot National championships - this afternoon off Brighton.

There were plenty of spills and thrills at buoy markers – and more than a few penalty turns taken – as young local Victorian teenagers Daniel Quinlan and Josh Galland sailed brilliantly in 'Tiger Bite' and 'Whisper' to take out first and second place respectively in the inaugural race of the 10-race series on their home waters.

In a nail biting finish in the flying first race, Tasmanian Sam King sailing 'Red Herring' crossed the line in third place just 10 seconds behind Josh Galland, with South Queenslander David McKay sailing Back in Black just two seconds later in fourth place.

Just 29 seconds separated the first four young sailors, with a two minute gap back to the rest of the fleet.



As winds peaked at 24 knots amidst choppy seas, a few capsizes and multiple retirements, it was an exhilarating ride amidst big chop and large surf on the downwind for the older and stronger competitors who could withstand the conditions.

In another tight finish, the second senior Nationals fleet race of the series was won by Finn Gilbert from southern NSW in 'Predator.'

Victorian Josh Galland crossed the line in second place again, with fellow Victorian Daniel Galland in third.

After the two races, Daniel Quinlan holds overnight leadership of the Sabot Nationals placings, with a first and a third under his belt, with Josh Galland in Whisper close behind with two seconds.


Both the Two-up Sabot National races today (Sunday) were won by young Southern Queensland team of Carlton Smith and Will Bridge sailing in 'Swordfish.'

North Queensland pair of Daniel Moran and Maya Turnbull sailing in 'Not Another Menace' came second and third in the first two races, giving them overall second placing on the league ladder.

By the second two-up race, there were just five boats left in the original 14-strong two-up fleet, with the youngsters in the two-handed division generally finding the blowy and rough conditions more difficult than the older solo sailors in the senior Nationals fleet.



38 South - Sun Fast 3300 - FOOTER - Sept2021Zhik 2021 Season 2 FOOTERFlagstaff 2021AUG - Excess 11 - FOOTER

Related Articles

First GLOBE40 teams meeting in Paris
15 teams were represented on Thursday Fifteen teams were represented on Thursday 23 September in Paris for the first GLOBE40 project exchange meeting with the organization; projects officially registered or in advanced preparation
Posted today at 6:44 am
2021 Hempel Mixed Two Person Offshore Worlds Leg 3
Title to be decided on final sprint to Venice The outcome of the 2021 Hempel Mixed Two Person Offshore World Championship will be decided at the finish line in Venice on Friday 24 September.
Posted today at 5:24 am
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image: deadline approaching
The awards ceremony will take place during the Paris International Boat Show The awards ceremony will take place in public, during the Paris International Boat Show, a ceremony to which all marine photographers, professional sailors, teams and agencies are cordially invited.
Posted on 23 Sep
America's Cup: ETNZ gybes of Kiwi Defence maverick
ETNZ dumps a maverick group claiming to be able provide funding assistance with AC37 AC37 Defenders Emirates Team New Zealand has dumped a maverick kiwi group claiming to be able provide funding assistance with an Auckland Defence of the America's Cup.
Posted on 22 Sep
The South-East Queensland Ocean Racing Qualifier
Offshore racing yacht owners in south-east Queensland looking to qualify for major events. Offshore racing yacht owners in south-east Queensland looking to qualify for major events, including the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race, have had their task made much easier via a new event organised by Southport Yacht Club.
Posted on 22 Sep
A Bendigo teen's dream to sail around the world
Rain Forbes has a dream to join the ranks of famous Australian adventurers Relatively unknown Victorian sailor Rain Forbes has a dream to join the ranks of famous Australian adventurers Jon Sanders, Kay Cottee, Jesse Martin and Jessica Watson, some of whom she has admired from afar and who have helped drive her sailing goals.
Posted on 22 Sep
30th Anniversary Women's Keelboat Championship
An extra regatta in Fremantle waters to reflect and celebrate women's contribution to the sport This is the first time that Swan River Sailing is moving the Foundation-36 fleet to Freo Waters (Bathers Beach) specifically for the women's competition.
Posted on 22 Sep
Equinox sale on hardware and safety gear
The best online pricing for all Harken Winch and Winch Handles To celebrate the moment at which the centre of the visible sun is directly above the equator we are offering the best online pricing for all Harken Winch and Winch Handles.
Posted on 22 Sep
Mixing it up
A few sailing events which are a bit 'out of the norm' As we head towards the end of September, I've been thinking about which events, and days out sailing, have been the most fun this year. There are a few to choose from, and overall it's been a good year for time on the water.
Posted on 21 Sep
An exciting 52nd edition of La Solitaire du Figaro
Now heading for 2022! 'Where legends are born!' is the strapline of La Solitaire du Figaro. One reason that legendary sailors are made and crowned on the La Solitaire du Figaro is the magnitude of the challenge.
Posted on 21 Sep