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49th Australian Tasar Championship at Sandringham Yacht Club - Day 1

by Chris Payne 29 Dec 2023 20:42 PST 28-31 December 2023
49th Australian Tasar Championship Day 1: Lachlan Heath & Carmen Walker (AUS 2830) lead the fleet on the first beat of race 1 © Robert Owe-Young

As a prelude to the 2024 Tasar World Championship, the 49th Australian Tasar Championship hit off Friday with the gusto and competitive focus a national title deserves.

Boosting the fleet with multiple international players the race track today demonstrated the highest quality of yacht racing that will keep all competitors sharply on their toes over the coming weeks.

Located in the Melbourne city of Bayside, Sandringham Yacht Club is hosting the regatta with the incredible support of our sailing community volunteers. The Tasar class represents grass root sailing, supporting inclusion of all teams and levels; couples, family, brothers, sisters, parents children and just great mates, even experienced ocean sailors have left their keel boats at the dock to join this pure one design yachting opportunity. Bring it on!

Port Phillip and the team at Sandringham Yacht club produced a text book race course, the southerly breeze ranged from 8 to 16 knots with a moderately choppy seaway varying in height proportional the strength of the pressure. The slight 15 degree oscillation in wind angle kept the fleet of 82 boats on point. Day one nerves were evident as several OCS's were recorded and the jury whistle echoed across the down wind course penalising the rule 42 villains. But all in all great respect was shown across the fleet with many multiple boat mark approaches and roundings executed without incident.

Congratulations to Harrison Sly and Zara Challis in Skippy AUS 2976 for winning the day.

Saturday is expected to deal up much more the same with an expected twist to the West and a little more pressure.

Results after Day 1:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubNatR1R2Pts
12976SKIPPYHarrison SlyZara ChallisSYCAUS718
22930TOO SHIFTYLachlan HeathCarmen WalkerMBSCAUS189
32982OLEJay RenehanJay RenehanSYCUSA279
42969WACHeather MacfarlaneChris PayneSYCAUS639
52994ROCINANTEAlyosha Strum‑PalermAnalucia ClarksonSYCUSA369
62968REBEL REBELClaire MeddSimon MeddSYCAUS16218
72992MAGIC ELEMENTRick LongbottomDarryl BentleyGRSCAUS18523
82888CRUZNEllie UngarJackson MccoyCYCUSA51823
92991RIDGIDIDGEPaul RidgwayBronwyn RidgwaySYCAUS131023
102842MANGO CHILLIJoshua FaddyPaula CumminsBSCAUS101626
112871RIDGIGIDGEStephen CockerillSarah CockerillSBSCGBR121426
122398DOPPIOStasi BurzyckiSophia KasperPMYCUSA191130
132811DEFINITE MAYBEAlan RileyGeoff SmithMcC YCAUS43135
142941AL CAPITANAlistair MurrayMischa SudaSYCAUS231336
152971BALANCEMark BulkaOliver BulkaMcCraeAUS171936
162983SKOOKUMMichael KarasMolly KarasSYCUSA34438
172916SUPER BADChris LanzingerMolly LanzingersycUSA221739
182964RATZ3Gary RatcliffeRobyn RatcliffeGRSCAUS212041
192911ANOTHER ROADYPeter DaviesPia Lehtonen‑DaviesBSCAUS93342
202984POOKADerek BottlesBecca GalferSYCUSA152742
212852FAR OUTMurray O'BrienLiam O'BrienMcCYCAUS281543
222903VIVACEBrad StephensJennifer OvertonGRSCAUS202444
232823GOES TO 11Philip PotterArmando DistefanoSYCAUS272552
242703WORKING DOGMat HimsonCarly PotterSYC / PMYCAUS252954
252844BUS RIDEEliza DavisEliza DavisRSYS/ SYCAUS262854
262907RUBYBrad JonesAllegra JonesSYCAUS302656
272883SMACPeter DavisKaren DavisRYCTAUS392261
282829AMATURE HOURJeremy HawkinsSuzanne HawkinsPorthpean SCGRB412162
292972TBAStephan HeimImmanuel SchwickertPbYCGER293564
302617WAIMUKABOUTAndrew MartinAurelia MartinSBSCAUS323264
312710TRUE BLEWAndy WhartonJade ColeJBSC/IYCAUS244165
322954FEARLESS FROGLudovic LabatMarie LabatSYCFRA363066
332913THE HONEYMOONJordan ComminsMadeleine ComminsSYCAUS333770
342582DESTINOMahoro SekiguchiRyo UematsuHMYCJPN353974
352687PTERANODONBrian JohnsonJenny SorensenNATAUSA35N4378
362963SAIL A VIEBlaise VinotKate VinotHSCAUS434083
372904CRACKER JACKChristopher BatenburgLeo BatenburgDSCAUS374784
382926CHUCKLING AGAINGreg HeathJudy HeathMBSCAUS513485
392977EDGE OF EQUANIMITYJohn BalassHeather FortonBSCAUS404585
401016DUCK N WEAVEMegan ThomsonFergus ThomsonRNZYSNZL444286
412885ICEBERGTim AlexanderStephen PennyNSCAUS464490
422898FALKORMeika WrightMeika WrightDSCAUS553691
432950JOUSTRod WarrenJeff CasleySycAUS385391
442734SOMETHING COOLMurray SpiersDerek BrookerSYCAUS454893
452567YEAH NAH OKAYTrevor HilleardLea SorensenWSCAUS484694
462981DR BEVERLYJonathan MckeeLibby Johnson MckeeSYC/CYCUSA888O96
472965INDEFENSIBLEBernard StreaterVan James StreaterGRCSAUS425496
482830OOGY WAWAStuart TempletonNicole KidmanSomerton YCAUS474996
492980MAGICChris DancePeter HackettSYCAUS88O997
502924LODDON CALLINGChas ThompsonPeter MartinCCSCAUS603898
512948BLUEROCKJon HolroydTom JohnstonSYCAUS1188O99
522857ROLL YOUR OWNCraig McpheeWayne HaleGACAUS88O12100
532970PIEWACKETJames SlyEliza SollySYCAUS1488O102
542990COOL CHANGEMalcolm HandelBeatriz CalveteNSCAUS4956105
552872ELUSIVENeil TemperleyDavid TemperleyDACAUS5059N109
562905JEDI MIND TRICKSOllie RoodhouseBen RoodhouseGBYCAUS5951110
572882IN THE GROOVEKym FlintKaren WestlakeWSCAUS88O23111
582915ZAILINGTrevor DateSammual NashMOFSCAUS5358111
592784HILARIOUSDavid TaylorDe CrawshawSYCAUS5756N113
602800SPLIT PERSONALITYFelix DuellMatilda FieldSYCAUS5464118
612598WHY NOT?Mark ReedKate LanzingerCYCUSA5663119
622847SLAM DUNCNatalie GreyBruce LitchfieldGRSCAUS7050120
632601DREADNAUGHTAndrew HaysReuben HaysPYCAUS6159120
642642YUGEEIsobel BuchananRobert BuchananSYCAUS5866124
652789HIGH MAINTENANCEIan ScholesDoina Canta‑HillSYCAUS6857125
662569DR SUESSFiona McmanusDarren WatkinsDSCAUS6362125
67777LET IT GOJamie RichardsonKathryn RyanSomerton YCAUS6660126
682993HEI HEIDamien SmithLorelei Barnes‑SmithMBSCAUS6561126
692946SUMMER LOVERichard MackinnonTony CreakRPPYCAUS6465129
702942PETRAMatthew PatonJohn HooperSYCAUS6268130
712320RED E SET GO!Rod AustinMary MccauleySYCAUS7167138
72902LOTIONS & POTIONSSeb Van AakenWilliam BrownHSCAUS6771138
732461FRENCH CONNECTIONJonathan RossJacqueline BangeCYCTAUS5288C140
742742HYDROFOBIKJohn LawtonSarah AllenBCSCGRB7270142
752468SALTSally NaismithKai RobertsonRYCAUS7373146
761886FRANKSGIFTPeter WardePeter WardeDACAUS7573N148
772079KALAMAZOOKim StraatemeierRolf StraatemeierLSCAUS7474148
781836HIGH NOTEBrian ClarkeMartin BurdESCAUS7675151
792901BLAZARWarren BlayAshton BlayMOFSCAUS6988O157
812729EXPRESSODan FlynnJennifer FlynnCYCAUS88C76164
822608RENEGADESean HoganWill HoganSYCAUS88C88C176
822192SWEET POTAYTOIan TaylorWilliam TaylorHSCAUS88C88C176
822193IM SMILINGJay Whittem MBSCAUS88C88C176
822719LA BRIZE BLRUMitsuteru IshikawaAtsushi InoueHOKKOJPN88C88C176
822691SPONGE BOBDieter CreitzSam Bushsyc/cycUSA88C88C176
82917ROCKETSHIPNick WatsonJamie WatsonSYCAUS88S88C176

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