STOP PRESS PRE WORLDS SHOCK! - Victorian State Titles not won by Bangers!
10 boats turned out for the Phaedrus Estate, Victorian State Title at McCrae on the weekend.
Race 1 was sailed in a dying northerly leaving a lumpy sea and about 10knots of wind. The first start was hotly contested with all boats pushing hard for a clean start which resulted in a general recall. The next start under a black flag got away cleanly for all but Ron and Alex sailing Last Gasp AUS379. The race was tightly contested all the way around with Brent and Leigh sailing Switch AUS375 claiming first just ahead of Bangers and Lachy, Bonus AUS793 and Stuart and Ben, AUS781 in third.
Race 2 with the wind dying further and the tide starting to have an effect,favoured the left hand side of the course. Once again Brent and Leigh had a great start and lead from start to finish with Bangers and Lachie second. Third was the two World Champion crew's sailing together (is this a sign of things to come?) Nick and Gracey in Siren AUS378.
Reminder it's the inland championships at Datchet this coming weekend.
With an earlier than usual date for the Inlands it looks like a rather unusual event for us.. Warm and 8-15 knots.. Not sure our brains will cope with the change but it is nice that it wont be fresh to frightening ala Queen Mary last year.
Hope to see as many of you there as possible. Great club and a long overdue return for the class. Hopefully we will see a good turnout :)
STOP PRESS - I have just seen that Camping is permitted at the club for Saturday night.. no excuses not to come now ;)
Congratulations to Ben McGrane and Olivier Vidal - 2014 National Champions
Full report to follow but deserved winners.. Clearly able to read the shifts better than the rest with a 4th as a worst result.. awesome work.
B14 National Championships – Form Guide
July 10th will see the UK B14 fleet descend on Paignton SC for one of the most competitive National Championships in recent years. A quick review of entries suggests nearly half of the fleet are capable of winning races.
Photo: 2013 Nationals. (c)Stuart France
"Rocket Ship" Takes the Tasmanain B14 Championship.
The International B14 Tasmanian State Championships were held over the weekend of 29th & 30th of March at Leven Yacht Club (Ulverstone), a fleet of ten boats made the trip and despite a very wet Saturday some excellent sailing was enjoyed by the crews, if a little light in the breeze department.
Photo: Phil Good