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VX One Australian Championship at the 2019 Festival of Sails

by Brett Whitbread 31 Jan 2019 02:33 PST 26-28 January 2019

Mack One wins their second Australian Championship with a race to spare after dominating the series held at Festival of Sails

With another "Boat of the Day" flag in their grasp, Ben Franklin, Josh Franklin, and Allan Moffatt enjoyed the sail home with a final day scorecard of 2, 1, 2, never finishing off the podium in a race at the event. A well-earned victory to the team from the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.

One highlight of the regatta is surely the battle for the podium places, which saw 10 points separating 2nd to 6th at the beginning of the third and final day.

After opening the day with a win in Race 7 but a less than ideal Race 8, Rob Douglas and his crew went into the final race with 1.5 points to make up to Port Curtis Sailing Club Andy Patrick.

It was a nail biter, with the Patrick looking shaky at the start of Race 9, and Douglas looking strong. Brett Whitbread and Joel McDonald stormed away with a big win but it was the placings from 3rd to 5th where the podium places would be decided as the US team of Sandra Askew, lay between Douglas and Patrick and a determined look from the Americans who hit their stride well on Day 3.

Overall Results:

PosBoat NameSail NoSkipperClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Pts
1MACK ONEAUS248Ben FranklinRQYS[3]1113121212
2COWABUNGAAUS155Andy PatrickRQYS/PCSC5642424[8]431
3RABBELAUS218Rob DouglassJBSC74345[10]14.5331.5
4SUPERVAX 24/7AUS247Brett WhitbreadRQYS222910[12]64.5136.5
5SLICKAUS235Brian CaseRGYC4[18]7326921851
6WEAPON OF CHOICE184Fred KasparekCYC135[25]19756.51157.5
7KERBAUS283John WhitbreadRQYS6861115[16]141061
8FLYING JENNYUSA178Sandra AskewNYYC[14]1010871336.5562.5
9THE BEASTAUS244Michael JamesRQYS99810618[19]3871
10VIXEN246Sam AllenRQYS812917123812[20]81
11FIREBALLAUS280Chris WilliamsMYC101311158.5[17]12101291.5
12BERSERKERAUS245Sam BasshamPYC[19]19156141510159103
13SILVER FOXAUS282Peter AlexanderRGYC[23]21145114221116104
14SCAK VXAAUS141Chris Dean Scott SulCSC1351716161615[27F]7105
15DRIPPING WETAUS186Steve WilliamsonRGYC11718148.5[23]171317105.5
16THE WEEKENDAUS888Neil LongLMYC1614231215[24]18206124
17PARISAUS183Paul CohenCYC22[24]2218131120914129
18PUBLIC ENEMYAUS278Jarrod WallisRGYC20171319[21]2071621133
19KCAUS156Kim ClarkeRGYC[26]231626188112215139
20VICTORIA'S SECRETAUS279Jan TalackoRBYC12[26]2123179132124140
21PIPELINE DRILLERSAUS243Paul BowlerRQYS17.5111221[24]19241919142.5
22FORMULA PYEAUS146Peter WilsonRMYCT2116207222114[23]22143
23PUFFAUS126Stuart MinchinCYC15201920[23]14231723151
24LET'S BE NATURALAUS281Ben PfitznerCYC17.5222613[27F]22211813152.5
25MONGOOSEAUS112Christopher BlandMYC2415[25]242525252525188
26MISS JEKYLLAUS137Monica HydeASC2525242220[26]262426192

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