Please select your home edition
Edition
Rooster 2020 - Impact BA - LEADERBOARD

Bryden's look to seal Australian 16ft Skiff National Titles

by Megan Fitzgerald 10 Jan 2014 06:25 GMT 5-11 January 2014

A win for 16ft Skiff boat 'Bryden's Lawyers' today will seal the 2014 16ft Skiff National Championship for the crew, who have won each of the five heats that have been sailed to date.

The 2014 16ft Skiff National Championships, being hosted by the Drummoyne Sailing Club, has already seen five heats sailed with the six and seventh heat to be sailed today and tomorrow.

Heat 3, sailed on Tuesday was won by Bryden's crew, followed by Sutech Building Consultants (skipped by Daniel Turner), Fire Stopping (skippered by Declan Reilly), Fluid Building (skippered by Clint Bowen) and Southern Beaches Rugby (skippered by Rod Carter).

Heat 4, also sailed later in the day on Tuesday, was won by the Bryden's crew followed by Altis Consulting (skippered by Phillip Cooke), Sutech Building Consultants (skippered by Daniel Turner), Box Rule (skippered by Daniel Watterson) and Fluid Building (skippered by Clint Bowen).

Yesterday, heat 5 saw Empty Jets, Altis and Southern Beaches Rugby lead for the first three marks before Brydens Lawyers, Fluid Building and Sutech Building Consultants closed in on the leaders.

The final placings for heat 5 were Byrden's Lawyers, Fluid Building, Sutech Building Consultants, Box Rule and Altis Consulting.

Going into heat 6, the top ten boats on scratch are Brydens Lawyers, Fluid Building, Sutech Building Consultants, Altis Consulting, Hubble Cleaning Solutions, Box Rule, Empty Jets, Fire Stopping, South Steyne and Ross Bell Electrical.

Going into heat 6, the top ten boats on handicap are RW Retail, Box Rule, Ross Bell Electrical, Eric's Removals, Shead, Waterway Constructions, Water Wisdom, Netkiosk, Lee Sails and Altis Consulting.

The crew from Bryden's Lawyers, skipped by Lee Knapton, have been sailing together for a few years now. The crew won their first 16ft Skiff National Championship together in 2010. They won their second National Championships at last year's regatta in Manly, Sydney.

Crew from Bryden's said they were looking forward to sailing today's race.

"This year the racing has been both challenging and rewarding for us. There's nothing better than getting up and sailing on Sydney Harbour each day", said Ricky Bridge.

Skipper Lee Knapton said, "It has been unexpected but very satisfying to come out each day and win each of the heats.

"It's a great feeling however it certainly does not mean we are going into today's heat feeling relaxed. We are keen to work hard and maintain our success on the water.

Crew member Peter Mackie said, "We have done a lot of work since last year's win. This year we put a new boat on the water. It's required an extensive amount of time but it has paid dividends."

drummoynesailingclub.com.au/2014-16ft-skiff-nationals.html

Related Articles

Manly 16ft Skiff Club's long course pointscore
Botany Access takes the double At the start of Manly 16ft Skiff Club's long course pointscore heat on Saturday, the boys on Moonen Yachts were jokingly sledging fill-in Botany Access skipper Gerard Smith about being a touch rusty. Posted on 31 Jan
Australian 16ft Skiff Championships update
"We're having heaps of fun on the boat" It says a lot about Sail Racing's ambitions and expectations that a top 10 finish at the Australian 16ft Skiff Championships came with a tinge of disappointment. Posted on 23 Jan
Moonen Yachts Racing 2nd in 16ft Skiff Nationals
A dramatic week of closely fought racing in Sydney Harbour The Moonen Yachts Racing team has taken the second spot in 2022-23 16ft Skiff Australian Championships. After a dramatic week of closely fought racing in Sydney Harbour, Moonen Yachts is thrilled with the racing team's well-deserved place on the podium Posted on 17 Jan
Australian 16ft Skiff Nationals overall
A $20 broken rudder pin in the final race costs Noakes team the title A broken rudder pin worth around $20 left one boat heart-broken and another ecstatic as the Australian 16ft Championships ended in the same dramatic way they started at Manly on Saturday. Posted on 14 Jan
Australian 13ft & 16ft Skiff Nationals day 5
Noakes back from the dead to snatch the lead St George boat Noakes has launched one of the great back-from-the dead revivals in recent history to snatch the lead and set-up a thrilling finish to the 2022/23 Australian 16ft Championships at Manly. Posted on 13 Jan
Australian 13ft & 16ft Skiff Nationals heat 1
SKE Electrical forced to overcome a notorious harbour flat spot SKE Electrical was forced to overcome a notorious harbour flat spot, an intruding power boat and a stablemate desperate to spoil the party on a day where two more clubs joined the winners' list at the Australian 16ft Championships at Manly. Posted on 13 Jan
Australian 13ft & 16ft Skiff Nationals day 4
Girls rule and show the strength of female sailing It literally was a day for the ladies as girls ruled and showed the strength of female sailing at the official Australian 13ft and 16ft Championships' Ladies Day celebrations at Manly on Tuesday. Posted on 11 Jan
Australian 13ft & 16ft Skiff Nationals day 3
Back-to-back wins on Manly for the Noakes team The Australian 16ft fraternity's leading FIFO skipper Dave O'Connor is on another hit and run mission, eyeing a second national title after guiding Noakes to back-to-back wins at Manly on Tuesday. Posted on 10 Jan
Australian 13ft & 16ft Skiff Nationals day 2
Manly boat Typhoon shed the hoodoo Manly boat Typhoon shed the hoodoo which threaten to de-rail its Australian 16ft Championship title defence, chalking up a first and second as the national regatta continued in brilliant conditions on Monday. Posted on 9 Jan
Australian 13ft & 16ft Skiff Nationals day 1
Dramatic circumstances as a cruise liner causes the opening race to be abandoned The 2023 Australian 16ft Championships have started in dramatic circumstances after heat one was abandoned due to a luxury cruise liner making its way out of Sydney Harbour. Posted on 8 Jan