Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Class Euro's day 2

Landy still on top! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi Oi Oi..
Due to the breeze dieing out only one race was held which Andrew Landenberger won to help consolidate his lead over the fleet. Second was Donald Beike and third Manuel Calavia.

Landy in winning form

Stephen Brayshaw is feeling some stress after rounding the top mark in 40th and slowly working his way back to 13th. Stephen FB this "Really need to get better starts and some up hill pace". (Well that will help! :ed)

Scott Anderson

Steve Brewin is testing the new DNA mast and I'm keen to hear what he has to say about it. Steve's thoughts are he needs to use all the different masts so he can design sails for everyone not just one mast maker. (pretty smart idea I say)

Steve Brewin using the new DNA Mast!
Results below

No Sailno Name Scores 1 2 3
1 AUS 308 LANDENBERGER ANDREW, Male, NC, Clarence River Y.C. 5,0 3 1 1

2 GBR 7 FIELD CHRIS, Male, NC, M.B.S.C. 10,0 2 3 5

3 GER 45 KELLER THILO, Male, J, Berliner Y.C. 23,0 5 6 12

4 ESP 11 CALAVIA MANUEL, Male, NC, Real Clum Nautico Barcelona 24,0 4 17 3

5 AUS 10 COLLETT BRAD, Male, NC, Lake Cootha-aba S.C. 26,0 15 5 6

6 GER 14 BAIER BOB, Male, MA, Circolo Vela Arco 32,0 6 10 16

7 AUS 4 BREWIN STEVEN, Male, NC, Gosford S.C. 32,0 10 12 10

8 AUS 902 ANDERSON SCOTT, Male, GGM, Grosford S.C. 35,0 1 14 20

9 NZL 945 DRUMMOND MIKE, Male, MA, Waketere B.C. 36,0 24 8 4

10 GER 12 BEIKE DONALD, Male, MA, Y.C.S.O. 41,0 19 20 2

11 USA 11 MOON BEN, Male, NC, Gulfport 42,0 11 13 18

12 AUS 25 BRAYSHAW STEPHEN, Male, NC, McC rae Y.C. 43,0 14 16 13

13 ESP 2007 TODD MICKY, Male, MA, C.A.R. Murcia 44,0 8 27 9

14 SUI 11 WALLMER SASCHA, Male, NC, SCMd 46,0 13 19 14

15 NED 27 TERRA ARNO, Male, MA, W.V. Flevo 58,0 9 24 25

16 ITA 36 MAFFESSOLI LUCA, Male, J, 420-15-ASSNAUTICA SEBINA - ASS 58,0 18 21 19

17 NED 7 HEEMSKERK MISCHA, Male, NC, W.S.V. de Braassem 60,0 46 7 7

18 USA 311 MAHONEY BRUCE, Male, NC, Huston Yacht Club 61,0 22 28 11

19 NED 95 WENTHOLT ROELAND, Male, GM, Hellecat 62,0 23 18 21

20 GER 5 RAAB KLAUS, Male, MA 67,0 12 29 26

21 AUS 13 BENSON JACK, Male, J, D.S.C. 68,0 38 15 15

22 GER 13 BUNKENBURG NILS, Male, NC, Kieler Yacht Club 71,0 21 4 46

More info can be found here http://www.acateuro2012.ch/dp/

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day 1 - A Class Euro's (Landy on top)

Day 1 of the A Class Europern's have been sailed at Lake Garda Italy. Two races where sailed with Aussie Andrew Landenberger leading after day one.

Landy's new G6 is fast and sailing smart gives him the lead.
Quote from Brayshaw,
Tough Day on the water. Paid to be a local or have sailed here before. I got a 14th in the first race and a 16th in the second race. Not to bad, Pretty solid results to start the regatta off with. Rest of the Aussie boys had up solid results with Landy having a 3rd and 1st and Scotty winning the 1st one.
 Thilo sailing the Arrow design had two very solid results and is sitting in 4th spot, he has put together a pretty good package between boat and rig.

Other Aussie's - Scotty Anderson is sitting in 5th after a win in race 1, Brad Collet 7th then the Harken team Steve Brewin in 9th, Stephen Brayshaw 12th, Mischa Heemskerk 24th (NED) & Jack Benson 25th.

Good start by the boys and we should see them slowly move up the rankings as they get use to the location and fleet.

Results below.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Class Euro Training

Jack Benson & Steven Brayshaw have been over at Grada early training and testing the latest Brewin Sails (Radial cut).
The weather looks like it has been perfect for them and they have been getting some great time on the water.
A BIG thank you too Brayshaw and Dominik Scheurer for the photos.

Benson (DNA) & Brayshaw (Scheurer)
The mountains at Garda are beautyful

You need to trap downwind now or your slow

Bensons DNA with new Brewin Radial sail

Brayshaws new Scheurer design has no problems keeping up with the DNA's

Landy joining in the fun (will he use the membrain sail??)

Arrow design (I hear it's fast)

Landy upwind trim

Friday, June 22, 2012

A Class Euro's Beach Photos

A few photos from the A Class Euro's @ Lake Garda ITA from Steven Brayshaw, Thanks mate.

Rigging Area

Brayshaws Boat

Blue DNA I like it
You always see something different at these events.

Yep like I said 'you always see something different'

Brayshaws new style very Italian

Monday, June 18, 2012

Benson's DNA for the Euro's

Team Harken Racing's young Jack Benson has a new DNA A Class for the up coming Europern titles at Lake Garda. The new DNA's now come with a full Harken fit out including the new #2756 A Class traveller car.

Jack's new vessel
Jack has been spending his winter over in Europe racing and getting some great results in some big races. I'll give a better run down with what he has been up too a little later so watch this space. I can see this boy on a AC45 one day.

Nice signage

Cascade mainsheet using 40mm T2 Loop Blocks (#2148)

The all new #2756 Small boat traveller car for 22mm track.
If your in Darwin NT call into Jack's shop Nautical Supplies and pick up the latest Harken parts.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Brayshaw's Scheurer Design A Class for the Euro's

First photo of Team Harken Racing sailor Steven Brayshaw's new Scheurer Design A Class that he will be using at the up coming Euro's in Lake Garda ITA.

I so wish I had given this event more thought and travelled to it, it is going to be one great regatta and Lake Garda is very close to Harken Italy's HQ in Limido Comasco.

Good luck over there Steve.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

2012 Zhik Winter Regatta (Wangi)

The Wangi Winter Regatta is back! Despite the rainy weather late in the week, 40 competitors gathered at WASC for 2 days of the Zhik Winter Regatta over the June long weekend.
A variety of 6 classes of boats, 'A' Class cats, Foiling Moths, 29ers, Tasars, OKs, Flying 11s and the light wind provided a challenge to Race Officer Tony Outteridge. At times the committee boat was finishing classes (Moths and Tasars) while another class (OKs) was in a starting sequence.

I somehow jagged a win!

On Saturday the sun shone but the breeze rarely went above 4 knots which turned the non foiling moths into expensive Sabots. In the A Class fleet we had some great racing and the welcome return of Roger Colman racing for the first time in over one and half years.

Sunday provided more breeze but cold showers! In the A Class fleet we had some tight racing again sometimes with only half a boat length between the places but we did also see that we are not very good with counting and losing track of the number of laps we are doing causing some funny moments.

Not as bad as it looks.
Local sailors were joined by sailors from Sydney, Central Coast and Southport.
Zhik was the generous sponsor making it worth braving the cold for all the winners, big thanks to them.

results below

Sail No
Boat Name
Sers Score
Race 7
Race 6
Race 5
Race 4
Race 3
Race 2
Race 1
A Class
C Cairns
Brewin Sails
S Brewin
Harken Racing
G Pellew
M Johnston
B Wicht
Kurnell SC
Firefly Dance Club
J Jenkins
R Colman
Go With The Flow
R Griffiths

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Edge'ing Around Rotto

The two Harken equiped Windrush Edge F18's doing a run around Rottnest Island in Perth WA.

This could end up being the Aussie version of the 'Round Texel' Race over in NED.
I love the idea that if it was run i would travel over to do it with my boat. There is talk of the next F18 Nationals (2014) being held in WA so if this was held around the same time it could work well.

To the Windrush boys, keep up the great work you are doing over there.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sailor Spotlight (Mick Guinea & Viv Haydon) F18

I would like to introduce the two newest members of the Team Harken Racing crew.
From Townsville Queensland we have the F18 team of Mick Guinea & Viv Haydon.
Down the track Mick is going to send a few photos of tricks and tips for the Nacra Infusion F18 but if you see him on the beach up in Queensland go up and say G'Day and he will be more then happy to talk boats and even sell you one.
Below is a little insight to what makes them tick.

Harken Sailor Spotlight

Name: Mick Guinea & Viv Haydon
Age: Mick 30, Viv 21

Home Town / Club: Townsville Sailing Club

Class: F18, we also race on Wayne Millar’s MBD41 “Zoe”               
Years Sailing Class: 5 years in the F18 class

Favourite song: Mick: Pockets by Powderfinger. Viv: Hard Sun by Eddie Vedder
Favourite food: Mick: Chicken Parmy. Viv: A good steak

Favourite Place to Sail: Cleveland Bay Townsville
Most Rewarding result (where & when): Winning our first Nacra F18 Nationals together this year in Adelaide and 10th in 2011 at Texel in the Nacra Worlds.

Why this class: The F18 is a high performance boat where you can race, and compete, against the world’s best sailors with a big budget.
Funniest moment on boat: The look on Viv's face at Texel last year, when in big waves and 25 knots I got washed off the back but continued steering whilst trying to barefoot water-ski back to the boat.

Who do you sail with (training partners): We have a big fleet of F18s in NQ currently, so we are regularly sailing against many boats, however we train mostly with Dale Mitchell from Airlie Beach.

Why Harken: The highest quality products that work and the constant innovation of new products.
Favourite Harken product: The 10:1 mainsheet system we use. (HC7668 & HC8454)

Goals: In the short term we are aiming for a top 20 finish at the F18 worlds at Long Beach, to defend our Nacra National title and a top 3 finish at the F18 Nationals.
Closing Comment: Multihull Sailing is about to boom again over the next few years. With the Nacra 17 in the Olympics, the AC cats and the Extreme 40s there is so much interest in the sport at the moment. I encourage everyone to get out on a Cat of some sort and get involved – you wont regret it!

Viv & Mick @ the Townsville Sports Awards

I have to say I do like Micks closing comments, it is very true that multihulls are going to become a bigger part of everyday life for sailors worldwide. We all need to embrace it and enjoy the ride.

Welcome to the team boys.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Zhik Winter Regatta (Wangi - 9-10th June)

The Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club will host the Zhik Winter Regatta on the 9th & 10th of June, 2012.

Eligible Classes are: OKs, Impulse, A Class Cats, Moths, Flying 11s, Tasars & 29ers.
Entries will be taken at the Club on the 9th of June.

Follow the links at the end of this article for the Poster and Notice of Race for this event. These are also available under the Regattas menu.