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Flying Fifteen Tally Hobbs Memorial Regatta 2024 at Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club

by Russell Dawes 16 Feb 11:31 PST 10-11 February 2024
Nick Jerwood and Brad Sheridan - Tally Hobbs Regatta 2024 © George Vaskovics / RFBYC

Under the threat of light winds and high temperatures (around 40 C), the annual Tally Hobbs Memorial Regatta was conducted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club last weekend. Tally Hobbs is celebrated as the man who established the Flying Fifteen class in Western Australia back in the early 1950s.

Twenty boats spent lots of time waiting for breeze and maintaining hydration but finally got down to business with 2 races on Saturday and 3 races on Sunday.

At the end of day 1, Nick Jerwood and Brad Sheridan (Best Foot Forward) held a narrow lead from David Yu and Chris Nelson (Tuffan Up) followed by a tight group of boats, mainly lighter crews, revelling in the light conditions.

Day 2 saw more of the same shifty light winds causing the majority of the fleet to sail their discarded result after being caught on the wrong side of a shift on a short course. Nick and Brad secured first place overall by winning 2 more heats while David and Chris won 1 heat to be second overall.

Hamish Carnachan and Peter Mudford (Neffarious) were always in the mix to be third overall and Jen Sims and Warren Hastings (Yes, No, Maybe) finished strongly to be fourth overall.

Overall Results:

PosBoat NameSail NoHelm & CrewR1R2R3R4R5Pts
1Best Foot ForwardAUS4105Nick Jerwood & Brad Sheridan125115
2Tuffan UpAUS4053David Yu & Chris Nelson411[10]511
3NeffariousAUS3809Hamish Carnachan & Peter Mudford3543[16]15
4Yes No MaybeAUS3910Jennifer Sims & Warren Hastings810[12]4224
5FaffinAUS3984Carl Pettersson & Kristine Pettersson5310[12]624
6FflashpointAUS3855Michelle Richardson & Peter Rooke211[13]21126
7OrcaAUS3878Clive Beeton & Justin Tremain742[16]1326
8Relience 4KAUS4000Darin Maher & Kevin Norcott1178[13]834
9The AnswerAUS4072Greg Tonnison & TBADNCDNC75338
10No BullAUS3833Seth Eggleston & Rob Naish121439[15]38
11FireflyAUS4063Phillipa Packer & Dean McAullayDNCDNC68441
12Second BreakfastAUS3858Karen Dawes & Russell Dawes98[14]141041
13SwifftAUS3928Mark Gooding & Michael Gooding109[16]151246
14Aussie WayAUS3879Neil White & Kim PeakerDNCDNC116747
15IneffableAUS3986Mike Dunbar & Paul DunbarDNCDNC97948
16Dare to DreamAUS3846Colin Smith & Nigel MoffatDNF1315111453
17FfortitudeAUS4006David Reid & Mary & Anne Reid612DNCDNCDNC64
18Ffull backAUS3493Humphrey Hale & Menno WeustinkDNF1517171867
19Ffools Rush InAUS3578Timothy Few & Sarah FewRET1618181769
20Fit as a FiddleAUS3781Adam Semple & Gordon RoeDNF6DNCDNCDNC75

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