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Trotman wins Australian WASZP Championship

by Marc Ablett 22 Jan 02:36 PST 18-20 January 2019
2019 Australian WASZP Championship © Sailimages / 2019 Australian National Championship

The Australian WASZP Nationals has concluded and all the warm-ups are now complete for the 2019 International WASZP Games.

The pre-event served as a great way for most of the sailors to test out the glamourous Perth conditions and familiarise themselves with the race track. 56 boats competed in the 2nd ever Australian Championship and was sailed in 12-18knot SW seabreezes.

Day 1 was the strongest of the three days with three races being completed. Rory Hunter from GBR showed he will be a force to be reckoned with come the WASZP Games by claiming 2 bullets and a 4th to sit on level points with Australian Tom Trotman. What become evident was that any of the top 20 could sit on the podium in a race if they get a good start and stay clean.

Day 2 and there was a little less breeze however more than enough to complete 3 races in more glamour conditions. This was Trotmans day with another consistent 1,2,3 scorecard to take the lead by 2pts going into the final day. The day also provided some thrills and spills with HKG sailor Nicolai Jacobsen and Jon Holroyd coming together after Jacobsen capsized shearing the mast at decklevel, however such is the durability of the boats the support boat raced another bottom section out to Jacobsen who was then able to rejoin the series. The culture in the WASZP has become a real feature of the class, with a really friendly, relaxed vibe on-shore and some top level racing on the water.

Day 3 promised so much however didn't deliver, a 40 degree day and a soft seabreeze with lots of holes in it meant racing could not continue. Thus giving Tom Trotman his first WASZP Australian Championship, Rory Hunter from GBR in 2nd while Jon Holroyd a former Sabre national champion finished in 3rd.

The Games start today the 22nd and after a great warm-up with the Aussie Nationals and International Slalom we are ready and the wind is looking like it is going to be full noise! Stay tuned for all the action through our Facebook page and our event website.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
12453DiversityTom Trotman (AUSTRALIA3211239
22681Chris Thomas the 2ndRory Hunter (GREAT BRITAIN11447111
32506Bend the KneeJon Holroyd (AUSTRALIA242317213
42248MaungauikaBruce Curson (NEW ZEALAND4DNC674526
52490Squizzy TaylorJack Abbott (AUSTRALIA765661630
62247No NameOscar Rorvik (NEW ZEALAND8511931136
71KrisztiTamas Szamody (HUNGRYSCP18928439
82492Charter World Yachting HolidaysJack Felsenthal (AUSTRALIA101038111041
944Jazz in LockPierre Leboucher631018131345
102315Forward WIPAlexander Hogheim (NORWAY2398119845
112206No NameAlex Mitchell‑Barker (NEW ZEALAND97726141451
122651No QuarterBrad Devine (AUSTRALIA298RET175968
132649Elises KitchenDavid Von Felten (AUSTRALIA18451712101774
142507HydrojetAaron De Longville (AUSTRALIA538DNC1016776
152495BlueGus Ekberg (AUSTRALIA24131915152284
162193Jeff VaderTom Brewer (AUSTRALIA31141413212385
172192Fire and IcePaul Fleming (AUSTRALIA21121625124186
182623Untitled UnmasteredSamuel Mackay (NEW ZEALAND12212619202092
192025BlitzBen Gunther (AUSTRALIA27301520181898
202320DolphinErik Karlsen (NORWAY172227301915100
212169AhtiElise Beavis (NEW ZEALAND341112232729102
222146SwishJoshua Bull (NEW ZEALAND261621222228107
232652JuggernautGrant Alderson (AUSTRALIA1927202430SCP107
242677BandwagonAlistair Murchison (AUSTRALIA151524293126109
252662No NameOscar Andersson (SWEDEN1619UFD213925120
262509No NameTristan Brown (AUSTRALIARETDNCDNC516124
272144BubblesPeter Soosallu (CANADA282422164135125
282171BarrySam Street (NEW ZEALAND3628SCP142424126
292650Hello VeraNicolas Duchoud (SWITZERLANDSCP2018322648138
302163TBASam Danks (AUSTRALIA1325284632SCP139
312324TBASivert Svane With (NORWAYSCP1733383521144
322147StingerMattias Coutts (NEW ZEALAND22UFDSCPDNC2330149
332648BlueySam Gilmour (AUSTRALIA253429334332153
342427RipsnorterSean Gregory (AUSTRALIASCP3223343631156
352000JasperMax Godfroy (AUSTRALIA4026SCP273727156
362493Know Your EnemyTom Devine (AUSTRALIA323125353438157
372451WinstonLachie Hughes (AUSTRALIA4429UFD283819158
382660No NameHugo Jarudd (SWEDEN394032UFD2934174
392647MaelMael Garnier (FRANCE4935DNC312539179
402643VeszpaAdam Brett (AUSTRALIA3539DNC393337183
412142Chicken LittleLiam Herbert (NEW ZEALAND20DNCDNCSCP2840185
422418Lil GRichard Schultheis (MALTASCP33373740SCP185
432317YihaKaroline Brudevoll Rognlien (NORWAYSCP37304345SCP201
442456Whiskey AlphaJames Kornweibel (AUSTRALIA483636444444204
452442TBALiam Seagreen (AUSTRALIA1423UFDDNCRETDNS205
462441Passing WindMick Honan (AUSTRALIA434438404246207
472195Widow MakerDon McPhee (AUSTRALIA4742DNC414643219
482116Fri FlytRolf Flem (NORWAY4243RET42DNF45228
492489Willow IIJoe Pester (GREAT BRITAIN5147DNC454747237
502108StingerCallum Richards (NEW ZEALAND504135RETDNCDNC238
522097BlondieHenry Davison (AUSTRALIA4646DNCDNCDNCDNC260
532496Yira KoolingPeter Dean (AUSTRALIA52DNCRETDNCDNCDNC276
54=2125Toy MachineConrad Butler (NEW ZEALANDDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC280
54=2666Forward WIPNicolai JacobsenDNCDNCDNCRETDNCDNS280

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