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International 14 Australian Championships at Black Rock Yacht Club - Overall

by Daniel Vaughan 9 Jan 2023 23:05 PST 28 December 2022 - 6 January 2023

The last day of racing with Heat 7 scheduled was a blowout as a strong ESE had kicked up overnight and was gusting to 30 knots. Even if the breeze was able to drop to a more acceptable level, as the easterly comes in off the land and over the hills it swings around 20 degrees, so setting a true course becomes even more challenging.

After eight days of racing and a variety of different breezes we have wrapped up another Australian Championships, it has been 3 years since our last major competition with the World Championships in Perth 2019-2020 due to the Covid outbreak and state lockdowns.

What makes the International 14 class so special is the cameraderie amongst its sailors, the class motto "14s are forever" captions this perfectly, with many of the sailors having been in the class for more than 40 years. Our infamous Legends Day is a chance for ex-i14 sailors to regroup and tell old war stories, this year was no exception with more than 100 sailors flying in from all over the country to attend. This championship was about catching up with great friends and doing some great sailing.

Mark Krstic and James Lanati on Sticky Fingers put on a dominant display all regatta and took out a well-deserved win overall from the ever-masterful Lindsay Irwin and Andrew Perry on Ronstan/Irwin Sails and Brad Devine and Ian Furlong on Del Boca Vista taking out third overall.

We can't forget the young guns Will Wallis and Hugh Hickling who showed us their skills all regatta to place first on handicap.

Presentation Night was a chance for everyone to let their hair down and enjoy the end of another fantastic regatta in the International 14 Class, thank you to Black Rock Yacht Club, the competitors, volunteers and sponsors for making this event happen. Your continued support is what makes this class so special.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6Pts
1AUS679Mark KrsticJames LanatiBRYC11‑32217
2AUS663Lindsay IrwinAndrew PerryBlackrock YC22511‑711
3AUS661Brad DevineIan FurlongPDSC36‑1263220
4AUS677David HayterTrent NeighbourRoyal Queensland Yacht Squadron53(DNF)38322
5AUS645David BramleyMatt HanrahanPDSC10‑13494532
6AUS676Anthony AndersonDaniel VaughanMcCrae776(DNF)5934
7AUS654Steve VanceBlake VancePerth Dinghy Sailing Club128‑1377438
8AUS678Chris VaughanMatt BalmerBRYC99‑1086638
9AUS656Ben StrongDaniel FarthingSYC458169(DNF)42
10AUS660William WallisHugh HicklingSYC16122510(DNC)45
11AUS672Ian ArberDrew FarrarPerth Dinghy Sailing Club13117‑1414853
12AUS637Graeme EverettAndrew WilsonPerth Dinghy Sailing Club81416412(DNC)54
13AUS680Roger BlasseAndrew GilliganBRYC114113(DNS)DNF56
14AUS657David WrightCallum PrestedgeRGYC14‑21917111061
15AUS673Daniel FirnsMatt Clark‑MasseraPerth Dinghy Sailing Club1516141517(DNC)77
16AUS665Stewart Vickeryjames pattersonSYC61519(DNC)13DNC80
17AUS670David LuggPhillip VancePDSC2022151015(DNF)82
18AUS646Ian CunninghamDavid CunninghamMcCrae1918171216(DNF)82
19AUS631Sam RoseJonathon EverettPDSC18171111(DNF)DNC84
20AUS649Greg CouttsBrodie CouttsSBSC171018(DNF)DNCDNC99
21AUS667Phillip TomamichelGeoffrey TomamichelMcCrae2319221818(DNC)100
22AUS644Cameron TweedlePia EllerbeckWPNSA22(DNF)21DNF19DNC116
23AUS668Scott DavisLouis ScarroldMcCrea YC212423(DNF)DNCDNC122
24AUS642Ashley DuganAndrew KingMcCrae Y.C.(DNF)2320DNFDNCDNC124
25AUS664Joel MatthewsMichael JohnsonRYCV(DNF)20DNCDNCDNCDNC128
26AUS648Angus RichardsonMatthew PageRoyal Yacht Club of Victoria(DNF)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC135

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