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2018 Australian F16 Catamaran Titles at Rye Yacht Club

by Australian F16 Class Association 28 Jan 2018 08:09 GMT 22-25 January 2018
2018 Australian F16 National Championship © Gordon Hyde and Bob Coope

The Event took place at Rye YC on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula,Victoria. Sailor travelled from Old, NSW, SA and Victoria to attend the Regatta over four days. Vipers, Nacra 16 and Viper Cat rigged took to the water.

Day 1 saw breezes from 8-12 kits from the south with local Father/ son Lachie and Dave Hughes showing great speed to take the first two heats out before lunch, the afternoon session in a brisk 14-19 kits saw Challands/Delaine in the pack but blistering downwind speed saw them start to exert pressure on the other crews.

Day 2 Sunny and a budding sea breeze saw four back to back races again in a building breeze that would reach 20knts during the last race.

It was a day where Challands/Delaine consolidated and posted an impressive 1,3,1,1. To tale a good pts lead, its was looking at the other podium positions were certainly the ones to fight for between Felsenthal/Connor, Hughes/Hughes. And Goodall/McEwan.

Day 3 had two races with the first in 12 knts seeing Dubbin/Campbell push for the win against the fast finishing Felsenthal/Connor - Challands/Delaine by a mere 2 seconds. The afternoon saw the leading crew again take the win with Felsenthal/Connor following.

Day 4 with the final two races with Challands/Delaine already securing the Title it was a fight for the two remaining podium spots.

Racing was in a steady 15-22 knot breeze, Challands/Delaine comfortably won both races with the minor places up for grabs some exciting sailing was on show with contenders Goodall/McEwan pushing a little to hard with an OCS/BFD. Eventually it was Felsenthall/Connor taking second place with Team Hughes third on the Podium.

The winners Jack Challands and Beau Delaine are no strangers to the F16 normally they are sailing against each other but decided to team up for this regatta together at the last minute and it payed off. Both said. "it was just one of those regattas where we worked as a team and we felt unbeatable"

Overall Results:

  • Overall Champion - Jack Challands/Beau Delaine - Viper AUS369 - 13pts
  • Youth Champion - James Fraser/Olivia Josefowski - Nacra 16 AUS071
  • Singlehander Champion - Ross Purcell - Viper AUS182
  • PosSail NoBoat NameBoat TypeHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12Pts
    1369Forward SailingViper SloopJack Challands  Beau Delaine25111311311113
    2351CharterworldViper SloopJack Felsenthal  Shaun Connor53255122272226
    3363Unfinished BusinessViper SloopLachlan Hughes  Dave Hughes11344464443331
    4313Goodall DesignViper SloopBrett Goodall  Campbell McEwan6262394352CS)FD)42
    5288DumboViper SloopAshleigh Swadling  Joe Sabin36497289656451
    671Catcovers RacingF16 CatJames Fraser  Olivia Jozefowski975388557107661
    7326SliderViper CatBeau White  Tristan WhiteNF)41010661081235870
    8311Mr BumpViper SloopSimon Dubbin  Chris Campbell101396971111184772
    9324Pure BlondeViper SloopZoe Greer  Alex South410NF)NC)2536106ET)ET)78
    10215Sea N'SeeViper SloopClaire Campbell  James Moller7977111377912CS)581 CatCraig Fraser  Nic Drapes11888121291011118ET)96
    12261KatalystViper SloopJerrod Katramados  Angus81212NC)101113ET)899ET)108
    13182NerfherderViper CatRoss Purcell 12111111131012121314119112
    14180VanessaViper SloopRobert Morris  Jessica Watson1315NS)NC)1414ET)13SQ)1310FD)140
    1511Night FuryF16 CatRod Tate NF)14NF)NF)NS)NF)14ET)ET)NS)1210146

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