Monday, January 30, 2012

Mannering Park Open Cat Regatta (A Class Fleet)

The John Cootes Furniture Warehouse Open Cat Regatta at Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club was an outstanding success. 63 boats started in 4 Divisions this also included the Nacra NSW State Titles. The event sponsor, John Cootes being an avid sailor competed in the A class Cat division and was the oldest competitor at the event.
 

The weekend winds where favourable with Saturdays winds between 12 to 15 knots NE and Sundays winds reaching 20+ Knots NE which provided spectacular and challenging racing.

The A Class fleet had some great racing with 14 boats racing. The fleet included Olympic, AC and World champions Darren Bundock, Nathan Outteridge, Steve Brewin the current world champion in the A Class and James Spithill.

Team Harken were again there with Steven Brayshaw making the trip up from VIC to compete along with James Spithill, Steve Brewin & Grant Pellew.

Results and photos below (All photos by Michael Pfeffer)


PlaceNamePoints with DropPlatform / Rig / Sail
1Darren Bundock9DNA / Fibrefoam / Brewin
2Nathan Outteridge12DNA / Fibrefoam / Ashby
3Steve Brewin14DNA / Saalburg / Brewin
4James Spithill15DNA / Fibrefoam / Ashby
5Andrew Williams23DNA / Saalburg / Brewin
6Grant Pellew29DNA / Fibrefoam / Brewin
7Stephen Brayshaw30DNA / Fibrefoam / Brewin
8Ayden Menzies39DNA / Fibrefoam / Ashby
9Mark Johnson43New Scott Anderson / Fibrefoam / Brewin
10Robert Griffiths42DNA / Saalburg / Brewin
11Steve Breaden56Marstrom / ? / Landerburger
12Konrad Schultz63Geltec / ? / ?
13John Cootes67DNA
14Dario Valenza70Flyer



Steven Brewin

Steven Brewin

Outteridge going, Brewin & Spithill

Outterridge

James Spithill

Outteridge walking on water

Bundock

Outteridge

Outterridge (this is what happens when you use Ronstan)


Brayshaw
 Photos by Michael Pfeffer

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sailor Spotlight (Brayshaw)


Brayshaw 2012 A Class Nationals

Name: Stephen Brayshaw
Age: 26
Home Town / Club: Vermont South/McCrae
Class: A Class
Years Sailing Class: 5 years
Favourite song:  Hypnotize by Notorious B.I.G
Favourite food: Italian
Favourite Place to Sail: Kurnell/Botany Bay
Most Rewarding result (where & when):  8TH at the 2011 A Class Worlds in Denmark and 8th at Australian A Class Championships 2012 Wangi Wangi
Why this class: Its never boring even in 5 knots of wind. You can’t get lazy or complacent in this class or the boat and other competitors will make you pay
Funniest moment on boat: Watching other sailor trying to water ski behind their boats due to the new curve boards on the boat making them lose control.
Who do you sail with (training partners): Stevie (Stork) Brewin and Jack Benson
Why Harken: Stupid question the best yachting gear brand by miles. Can’t break Harken gear no matter how hard you try.
Favourite Harken product: 40mm Quad Carbo Bloke
Goals: Win the A Class World Championships
Closing comment: Really proud to be a member of the amazing Harken Sailing team

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Trial Bay Regatta


NOTICE OF RACE
3rd & 4th March’12: Two days, six races and the social BBQ of the year.
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Come experience some of the greatest sailing in what has to be the greatest venue on the NSW Coast. This is not only the regatta of the year and a great social weekend away, but a chance to remember a lost sailor and friend to many…15 years on we still remember

See you on the water. Trevor

If you want a copy of the NOR, email me grantp@harken.com.au

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sailor Spotlights

Over the next few months I'm planning to post some profiles of the Harken team sailors to give us an scary insight to what makes them tick and think.
You will also be able to see them and more at http://www.harken.com.au/ also make sure you check out the Harken Facebook page.

Hope you enjoy them.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cat Tales (by: Andrew Nelson)

CAT TALES
January 2012 Newsletter

The Aim here is to increase Catamaran numbers at regattas and club racing.
Giving a quick rundown and links to the related web sites.

Nationals Roundup  Yee Hah

Hog Breath 2012 Australian Hobie Nationals

The Hogs Breath 2012 Hobie Nationals were sailed off Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Strong fleets in all divisions, with the current World Champion present in almost every division.

For the stories, photos and results follow the link 

Oamps Insurance ISAF Youth Nationals

The Multihull division has grown again. These guys and girls backed up after the Hobie Nationals to sail another 10 races!  Oh to be young and slim…This Regatta chose the Australian Youth Team for the ISAF Youth Worlds in Dublin latter in the year.


John Cootes Furniture A Class Australian Nationals  Wangi Wangi Lake Macquarie

More rock stars than the big day out! More glamour than Hollywood.

All the stories, photos and results can be found at the link above, including a “How to” story explaining the art of Trapezing downwind on one of these rocket ships.


Taipan and Capricorn Nationals
They are still sailing…


Arrows and Cobras..



Nacra Nationals Largs Bay SA



Maricat Nationals
Still to come..
Maricat National Titles
Carcoar Dam Sailing Club
25th/ 26th February 2012


Paper Tiger Nationals

UP Coming Events

Australia Day Regattas going on all over the country

Canberra Australia Day Regatta
www.canberrayachtclub.com.au

Australia Day Regatta – Yarrawonga Yacht Club

Australia Day Marathon Kurnell Catamaran Club

Carcoar Dam Sailing Club's 
First at home regatta since 2003.
25/26th of February 2012

Mannering Park Open Cat Regatta
28 & 29th January. The A class & F18 fleets will be at this one.

Griffith NSW Regatta – 4-5th February

Laurie Meline Regatta
Lake Wyangan – 4-5th February 2012

Palm Beach Sailing Club 50th Birthday Bash
Australia’s most successful Multihull club is celebrating 50 years on the 11th of February. If you disagree you will just have to come down to the club on the day and discuss the matter…www.pbsc.org.au  Details will be appearing shortly.

Gold Coast Cat Week
The Southport Yacht Club is once again hosting Cat Week 2012 commencing 18th February - 23rd February 2012. The F18 Queensland State Titles will be held in conjunction with this regatta (21st - 24th February) with $10,000 Cash prize money.
http://www.catweek.com.au/
The Regatta ends with ‘The Great Race’ on the 25th Feb which is a 37nm race from the Gold Coast to Brisbane. http://www.thegreatrace.net.au/index.html

Gippsland Lakes Race Week

Here is a new one for the Calendar


Fleets

Vintage Fleet
Palm Beach Sailing Club’s latest initiative. Got an old Cat sitting under a tree in the back yard. Bring it out to play, Palm Beach Sailing Club will be introducing a special yardstick for older boats to sail at Sand Point on Saturdays. Want to know more? Come down to the club on February 11, for the 50th anniversary celebration. www.pbsc.org.au.

14s

The 14’ Catamaran Traveler Series 2011-2012 May look something like this but confirmation is required;
• 8 & 9 October: Mannering Park Amateur Sailing Club’s 14' Cat Regatta.
• 6 & 7 November: Kurnell Catamaran Club’s Top Gun Regatta.
• 27 & 28 November: Port Kembla Sailing Club’s Kembla Klassic.
• 11 & 12 February: Koonawarra Bay Sailing Club’s 14' Cat Regatta.
• 10 & 11 March: Wallagoot Lake Boat Club’s Regatta.
• 6th May: Bayview Yacht Racing Association’s Peter Loft Marathon.

A high point scoring system will be applied, 4 regattas to count

Development Classes
The F18s have a full season here is their Program
NSW Travellers Series
Calendar 2011-12

September Friday 2nd Tuesday 6th F18 Nationals Magnetic Island Race week
September Saturday 24th Great Race Sydney Flying Squadron (SFS)
October long weekend 1st -4th Wildcat Regatta Forster
October 22nd -23rd Speers Point Regatta (SPSC)
November 5th -6th Top Gun Regatta and F18 State title Kurnell (KCC)
November 26th – 27th Kembla Klassic Regatta Port Kembla
December 17th -18th Sail Sydney Regatta Kurnell
January 21st-22nd? or 28th- 29th? Mannering Park Regatta
February Saturday 4th Pulbah Island Marathon (Speers Point)
February Saturday 11th Beware the Bullets Regatta Palm Beach
February Sunday 26th Cock of the Bay Marathon Kurnell
March 3rd and 4th Darren Lowder Memorial Regatta Trial Bay
March 17th -18th Sydney Flying Squadron Regatta
April Sunday 22nd Darren Lowder Memorial Regatta Kurnell


Clubs


Palm Beach Sailing Club have posted their program for the season


Limited Hobie Waves for Race day Charter and 14s for season charter


Toukley Sailing Club
Haven't seen you for a while
Want a early start to the season? We at Toukley are sailing Sunday 1.30pm at Canton Beach Toukley Check out our Calendar on our website www.toukleysailingclub.com

Mannering Park Sailing Club

Speers Point Sailing Club

Vincentia Sailing Club

Kurnell Catamaran Club


WE LOST A FRIEND
Vale Steve Kiely, we will miss you mate.


For Sale

Hobie Waves. These boats are part of the Hobie Wave Program at RPAYC Newport Sydney, they can be left in the program with free insurance and waterfront storage to next April or bought for your own sailing pleasure. Phone David 0409 247 990


Please send details of events and news, club programs regattas etc

Cannot promise I will publish it but will try!


See you on the Water
Andrew
Mean Machine 7691

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Class after racing Spithill family fun

After the last race Jimmy & myself handed over our boats to his father (Arthur) & sister (Katie) for them to do the run home in for some fun and a thank you for their support over the week.

Here are some photos from the trip home.

Katie Spithill Pellew AUS 969 - Arthur Spithill AUS 975





Australian A Class Nationals (Final)

Well the Australian A Class Nationals have been sailed and won by Glenn Ashby in commanding style. Ashby's boat handling and balls of steel sailing style gave him the win with a race to spare.
The runners up were Outteridge, Brewin & Bundock in that order.


Steven Brayshaw 8th overall

The last race was sailed in a nice 10-14kt NE sea breeze where Bundock sailed a perfect race to take the last win followed by Landenberger then Outteridge.

As for team Harken results Steve Brewin finished in 3rd followed by Jimmy Spithill 5th, Steven Brayshaw 8th, Jack Benson 14th & myself in 21st out of a world class field of 70 boats.


Grant Pellew 21st Overall

The Wangi Club lead by PRO Tony Outteridge did a fantastic job running the event, a big thank you goes out to the Trolley Dolly girls that got us all in and off the water safely.

Normally you would be happy for a regatta to end so you can get a rest but this one was so good that I'm a little sad that it has finished, I cannot wait till the next one.

Some video of the racing can be found here http://www.youtube.com/user/JLBPHOTOS1

Results below


PlaceTiesSail NoBow NoSkipperDivSers ScoreRace 9Race 8Race 7Race 6Race 5Race 4Race 3Race 2Race 1
1 AUS11101Glenn Ashby 14.0[71.0C]3.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0
2 AUS97315Nathan Outteridge 27.03.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 3.0 [7.0] 6.0 2.0
3 AUS404Steve Brewin 30.0[14.0] 9.0 4.0 1.0 2.0 6.0 1.0 3.0 4.0
4 AUS88888Darren Bundock 33.01.0 11.0 2.0 8.0 [20.0] 2.0 4.0 2.0 3.0
5 AUS97512James Spithill 51.09.0 [16.0] 5.0 5.0 3.0 4.0 6.0 9.0 10.0
6 AUS90202Scott AndersonGM56.04.0 7.0 6.0 2.0 [25.0] 10.0 10.0 10.0 7.0
7 AUS30803Andrew Landenberger 75.02.0 8.0 19.0 [24.0] 12.0 13.0 8.0 7.0 6.0
8 AUS2525Stephen Brayshaw 76.06.0 6.0 9.0 16.0 10.0 7.0 13.0 [17.0] 9.0
9 AUS2020Chris Batenberg 80.010.0 5.0 8.0 10.0 19.0 5.0 [22.0] 11.0 12.0
10 AUS32132Andrew Williams 81.013.0 4.0 7.0 12.0 7.0 12.0 15.0 [71.0O]11.0
11 AUS97216Tom Slingsby 86.05.0 1.0 [30.0] 23.0 24.0 8.0 5.0 5.0 15.0
12 AUS1010Brad Collett 93.07.0 10.0 20.0 [25.0] 11.0 15.0 14.0 8.0 8.0
13 AUS96789Graeme ParkerGM101.012.0 [22.0] 14.0 15.0 6.0 17.0 11.0 12.0 14.0
14 AUS1313Jack BensonJ109.08.0 20.0 15.0 [28.0] 4.0 14.0 9.0 15.0 24.0
15 GER1414Bob BaierM117.011.0 25.0 24.0 [40.0] 8.0 11.0 3.0 22.0 13.0
16 AUS90729Davis McKenzie 126.022.0 18.0 10.0 14.0 13.0 19.0 [30.0] 14.0 16.0
17 AUS95858Simon McKeonGM127.015.0 28.0 22.0 [36.0] 27.0 9.0 17.0 4.0 5.0
18 AUS96161Stuart Scott 132.017.0 14.0 13.0 17.0 15.0 18.0 19.0 19.0 [23.0]
19 AUS94949Dave Brewer 138.023.0 13.0 11.0 7.0 28.0 23.0 [31.0] 13.0 20.0
20 AUS89826Chris CairnsM141.019.0 17.0 17.0 6.0 9.0 [71.0C]12.0 30.0 31.0
21 AUS96969Grant Pellew 155.0[32.0] 23.0 16.0 18.0 18.0 16.0 16.0 27.0 21.0
22 AUS808Graeme HarbourGM157.018.0 15.0 21.0 9.0 29.0 [32.0] 24.0 24.0 17.0
23 AUS93636David Parker 160.027.0 24.0 12.0 11.0 [32.0] 21.0 21.0 16.0 28.0
24 AUS92079Adam Beattie 179.0[35.0] 26.0 26.0 21.0 14.0 22.0 25.0 23.0 22.0
25 AUS95757David LoutitM188.030.0 21.0 23.0 [32.0] 23.0 24.0 28.0 21.0 18.0
26 AUS2222Mark JohnstonGM191.021.0 12.0 47.0 19.0 17.0 29.0 [58.0] 20.0 26.0
27 AUS84484Richie Howells 214.026.0 31.0 31.0 [42.0] 16.0 27.0 26.0 28.0 29.0
28 NED8806Caroljn BrouwerL229.029.0 33.0 34.0 20.0 35.0 20.0 18.0 [41.0] 40.0
29 AUS93333Chris ParkerGM232.028.0 32.0 27.0 [44.0] 31.0 25.0 23.0 33.0 33.0
30 AUS90062Wayne MercerM235.031.0 19.0 [71.0O]37.0 43.0 30.0 38.0 18.0 19.0
31 AUS94777Lucas McDonald 239.033.0 43.0 29.0 13.0 21.0 [47.0] 44.0 26.0 30.0
32 USA118John Kosteki 241.016.0 27.0 25.0 29.0 48.0 33.0 36.0 [71.0F]27.0
33 AUS10031Simon Nelson 268.025.0 42.0 18.0 46.0 39.0 31.0 32.0 35.0 [71.0F]
34 AUS707Hamish SinclairM272.034.0 45.0N 49.0N 22.0 26.0 35.0 27.0 [71.0C]34.0
35 AUS91171Michael Kopp 276.041.0 30.0 33.0 26.0 [42.0] 39.0 37.0 34.0 36.0
3620.0SAUS10111John RichardsGGM295.040.0 71.0C [71.0C]27.0 22.0 28.0 20.0 40.0 47.0
37 AUS909John DowlingGM295.043.0 38.0 42.0 34.0 34.0 41.0 [46.0] 31.0 32.0
38 AUS5819Andrew Chaney 304.0[71.0C]39.0 35.0 41.0 49.0 36.0 33.0 32.0 39.0
39 AUS83728Clare NeeskensL308.036.0 47.0 44.0 30.0 40.0 37.0 29.0 [54.0] 45.0
40 AUS95454Paul NeeskensM309.045.0 29.0 32.0 48.0 41.0 [56.0] 47.0 29.0 38.0
41 AUS93535Steve BreadenGM316.046.0 37.0 40.0 33.0 50.0 [71.0F]35.0 38.0 37.0
42 NED11217Dirk de Ridder 322.020.0 71.0F 28.0 38.0 71.0B [71.0O]34.0 25.0 35.0
43 AUS82727Neil Caldwell 329.042.0 34.0 41.0 [55.0] 45.0 43.0 45.0 37.0 42.0
44 AUS88080Ian MichieGM335.038.0 44.0 38.0 [51.0] 30.0 44.0 49.0 44.0 48.0
45 AUS3737Bruce McArthur 350.024.0 71.0C 71.0F 39.0 46.0 26.0 48.0 [71.0F]25.0
46 AUS94444Steve WrightM356.048.0 40.0 46.0 35.0 37.0 42.0 64.0 [71.0F]44.0
47 AUS9030Pieter-Jan Postman 357.044.0 41.0 36.0 52.0 38.0 [61.0] 53.0 47.0 46.0
48 AUS80421Thomas StuchberyJ374.058.0 36.0 37.0 [58.0] 53.0 46.0 40.0 49.0 55.0
49 AUS9I470Brad WichtM382.049.0 50.0 45.0 45.0 55.0 52.0 43.0 43.0 [71.0F]
50 AUS73973William Pringle 397.056.0 48.0 43.0 49.0 33.0 57.0 57.0 [71.0F]54.0
51 AUS66868Brian ColeGGM410.054.0 49.0 52.0 [59.0] 44.0 53.0 52.0 48.0 58.0
52 AUS95050Robert GriffitsGM424.071.0C 71.0C [71.0F]60.0 56.0 40.0 41.0 42.0 43.0
53 NED88824Jeroen Van Leeuwen 430.037.0 71.0C 71.0C 31.0 71.0B 38.0 59.0 [71.0F]52.0
54 AUS94242Steven Yarrington 431.071.0F 71.0C [71.0C]53.0 54.0 34.0 39.0 53.0 56.0
55 AUS95656Vic CollettGGM434.039.0 71.0C 71.0C 47.0 36.0 48.0 51.0 71.0C [71.0C]
56 AUS4848Ian JohnsonGGM436.052.0 71.0C [71.0C]43.0 51.0 55.0 61.0 50.0 53.0
57 AUS93939Campbell MillerM440.060.0 56.0N 58.0N 56.0 59.0 71.0C [71.0F]39.0 41.0
58 AUS80282Konrad Schultz 443.050.0 45.0 49.0 61.0 64.0 60.0 [67.0] 55.0 59.0
59 AUS94878Russ McDonaldM449.047.0 71.0C [71.0C]65.0 58.0 62.0 50.0 36.0 60.0
60 AUS88383Kasey WarrJ454.071.0C 71.0C [71.0F]66.0 60.0 49.0 42.0 46.0 49.0
6145.0SAUS74646Brett WhiteM460.055.0 71.0F [71.0C]64.0 57.0 51.0 66.0 45.0 51.0
62 AUS91272Alex Duff 460.061.0 71.0C [71.0C]54.0 47.0 54.0 60.0 56.0 57.0
63 AUS505Horst KoppGGM468.051.0 71.0C 71.0C [71.0F]63.0 45.0 54.0 51.0 62.0
64 AUS94141Julian Jenkins 473.053.0 71.0F 50.0 50.0 52.0 71.0C 55.0 71.0C [71.0C]
65 AUS93275Pat DroverGM492.071.0C 71.0C 71.0C 71.0C [71.0C]50.0 56.0 52.0 50.0
66 AUS7623Dario Valenza 496.059.0 71.0F 51.0 63.0 66.0 63.0 62.0 [71.0C]61.0
67 AUS95959Graham HilesGGM509.062.0 71.0C [71.0C]67.0 67.0 58.0 63.0 57.0 64.0
68 AUS95555John CootesGGM516.057.0 71.0C 71.0C 68.0 62.0 59.0 65.0 [71.0C]63.0
6953.0SAUS76576Mark GriffitsGM526.071.0C 71.0F 53.0 57.0 61.0 71.0C 71.0C 71.0C [71.0C]
70 AUS74747Chris CarterM526.071.0C 71.0F 54.0 62.0 65.0 64.0 68.0 71.0C [71.0F]