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2019 NSW O'pen Skiff Champs & The Dolphin Chaser - Good times on Lake Macquarie

by Bevan McKavanagh 26 Nov 2019 01:00 PST

Last weekend Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club located on the Western shores of Lake Macquarie, hosted the 2019 NSW O'pen Skiff Champs in conjunction with their legendary Dolphin Chaser, now in its 5th year.

With 57 boats entered across three Fleets it was a super turnout for the growing O'pen Skiff class.

Mannering Park always attracts a crowd for the O'pen Skiffs, it's a grassroots club with members that make all the visitors feel incredibly welcome. Combined with camping or cabin accommodation located right next to the club and only a 1.5hr drive from Sydney it makes for a super easy weekend on the lake, that attracted sailors from as far afield as North QLD and Torquay, VIC.

Saturday kicked off with a light South Easterly and it was straight into point score racing for the NSW O'pen Skiff Champs, with 3 races in the morning followed by another 2 in the afternoon.

With 5 races in the bag for the Saturday, this allowed the weekend's name sake to take place, the Dolphin Chaser! In this "race" sailors are teamed 2-up, essential the top sailors are matched with the newbies, each team is given a number that corresponds to a numbered 15inch long inflatable dolphin. The race starts on the shore and the dolphins are released 500m to windward. The first team to find their dolphin and return to the beach is the winner of the Dolphin Chaser! A super fun event, a favourite of many of the younger kids who get to sail with the older kids.

Sunday afternoon and we managed another 3 races to round out a wonderful weekend of sailing, camping, eating and hanging out with friends. A big thanks goes out to MPASC and all its volunteers, Vaikobi for providing great prizes, and our volunteer umpires Damien Boldyrew Dante Olivieri for giving us their time over the weekend.

Overall Results:

PosDivisionBoat NameHelmSail NoClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
Gold Fleet
1stU16Miss Bean 2BREANNE WADLEY10357Tinaroo SC111121229
2ndU16HiccupOLIVER HORDERN10444Torquay SC52321OCS1115
3rdU16The WhaleJONAH PARRY10481Southport YC2325334522
4thU16aquaphobicCHARLIE JOHNSON10200Avalon SC6443523324
5thU13Zoom BoomBILLY HORDERN10623Torquay SC3564457431
6thU16Bob The BIC ( Skiff)JOSH TALLIS9896ASC/PYC910771045648
7thU16 SABESTIAN HORNSBY9402WANGI76106131081360
8thU13Walk on waterJONAH GRIFFITHS8195Avalon SC14131210696864
9thU13Tom BombadilHARRY GILL9206Manly YC108111312710765
11thU16Road runnerCURTIS O'REILLY10159Mannering Park ASC89815118121167
12thU16DigKYLE JOHNSON5050Avalon SC16119149611969
13thU16 MAX FISHER9452Greenwich SC11161412141291082
14thU16 JULIEN WILLIAMSON8050Avalon SC12141581613141288
15thU13Dirty DeedsLACHIE PRYER10653Yarra Bay 16ft SC15151611714131590
16thU19 GRAHAM MIDDLETON10189Mannering Park ASC131213161511151493
Silver Fleet
2nd  LOUIS MANDIN4378Avalon SC3424632422
3rd MonseaRAMON BERKOVIC6468Manly YC2348187227
4th AfterburnerADDISON NEWLAN10451Southport YC82393731635
5th Mr FahrenheitEAMON BRAIDWOOD7372Lake Maquarie YC7585131241051
6th BallisticMIKKO SUN10161Greenwich SC10.51763996851.5
7th AqualinaAMANDA YOUNG8295Belmont 16s41611784121157
8th No nameVLADISLAV GLAZUNOV10652Yarra Bay SC511182121313662
9th  LACHLAN HOLLINS10145Mannering Park ASC176910101511566
10th MythicCoastCHARLIE SNELL10665Manly YC10.5151667515967.5
11th RocketMALO BRETON10627Yarra Bay SC157211651051270
12th BICtoryTOBY MCKAVANAGH10088Manly YC148512411211872
13th Flying TurtleNICHOLAS BLEWITT9440Greenwich SC1313141716620786
14th DuyfkenSOPHIE LINTVELT10236Manly YC61417141418231497
15th  LILY KLIJN10434Manly YC16924181121920104
16th Just BicauseGEORGE FRITH7556Manly YC2812191115DNC815108
17th  KAIA KLIJN10426Manly YC241822221916143114
18th Little Bic PsychoZOE WEBB10348Belmont 16’s SC232571518191913114
19th NAYIANNA TZAIDAS10140Mannering Park ASC920152320261617120
20th Wind DancerMACIE BOURKE10667Manly YC2121121322141821120
21st ElementSOPHIE DRUMMOND7399Belmont 16’s SC1822202117171019122
22nd Waspy 2JAMIE GILL10703Manly YC12101026DNC202625129
23rd Tic TackEVAN DEMETS9444Balmoral SC2623132021232723149
24th  IGGY MEAGHER10381Manly YC1919232425252422156
25th Aint no bananas hereVINCENT MCALLISTER8264Balmoral SC22272727262DNCDNC163
26th  OLIVER FISK6443Balmoral SC2724261923272524168
27th ElliebelleELLIANNE REYNOLDS10201Mannering Park ASC2526252524DNCDNCDNC189
28th Sea MonkeyAIDEN DUNCAN3194Balmoral SC20DNS28DNC2724DNF27190
30th Cheeky Monkey !!!!EMMA TALLIS7484ASC/PYCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC282228206
Green Fleet
1st  MACKAY LINCON7485         0
1st  ISABELLA FISK4Avalon SC        0
1st  HARRY LELAEN7369Mannering Park ASC        0
1st  MEG ELLIS3         0
1st Sam I amSAMUEL DALTON6452Mannering Park ASC        0
1st YinDRAKE HOUGHTON10621Port Macquarie        0
1st YangOLIVER HOUGHTON10681Port Macquarie        0
1st  JAMES WALTON5030Mannering Park ASC        0
1st BiccieEMMA WEBB10228Belmont 16’s SC        0
1st Parent trapYARDLEY BRAIDWOOD7653Lake Maquarie YC        0

PosFleetBoat NameHelmSail NoClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
U13 Division
1stGoldZoom BoomBILLY HORDERN10623Torquay SC111111217
2ndGoldWalk on waterJONAH GRIFFITHS8195Avalon SC3332231317
3rdGoldTom BombadilHARRY GILL9206Manly YC2224423217
4thGoldDirty DeedsLACHIE PRYER10653Yarra Bay 16ft SC4443344426
U16 Division
1stGoldMiss Bean 2BREANNE WADLEY10357Tinaroo SC111121229
2ndGoldHiccupOLIVER HORDERN10444Torquay SC42321OCS1114
3rdGoldThe WhaleJONAH PARRY10481Southport YC2324334421
4thGoldaquaphobicCHARLIE JOHNSON10200Avalon SC5443423323
5thGoldBob The BIC ( Skiff)JOSH TALLIS9896ASC/PYC8866745541
6thGold SABESTIAN HORNSBY9402WANGI65959761047
8thGoldDigKYLE JOHNSON5050Avalon SC119810658652
9thGoldRoad runnerCURTIS O'REILLY10159Mannering Park ASC77711869852
10thGold MAX FISHER9452Greenwich SC9111091087760
11thGold JULIEN WILLIAMSON8050Avalon SC101011711910966
U19 Division
1stGold GRAHAM MIDDLETON10189Mannering Park ASC111111117

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