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Allen Flying 11 NSW State Championship at Bayview Yacht Racing Association

by Hugh Stodart 13 Nov 2020 10:51 GMT 7-8 November 2020
Allen Flying 11 NSW State Championship © Mel Yeomans

The Flying11s finally got their regatta season under way on the weekend of 7 and 8 November with the first round of the Allen NSW State Championships held at BYRA on Pittwater.

A fresh southerly prevailed for the first two races on the Saturday and there were plenty of capsizes and gear breakages between wild rides. Bailey James and Connor Radford from Belmont dominated the day with two wins in extraordinary circumstances. They dropped their rig after the first race due to a broken side stay fitting, but managed to find a replacement fitting and re-rig in time for the second race.

Sunday saw three races in lighter and very shifty conditions which placed a premium on good strategy. The different conditions saw a mixed bag of results on the day with wins going to Aimee Galloway and Bella Divola (Manly 16s) and Sam Stodart and Ash Napper (Manly 16s). There ended up being very little difference between the top 5 boats so there will be plenty of interest for round 2 at Lake Illawarra in February.

The Flying 11 will be a class familiar to most in the Australian sailing community. As a boat for young teenagers to refine their boat handling and racing skills it is without peer. Young sailors get the opportunity to learn spinnaker craft, have great rides and make lifelong friendships.

The current generation of sailors can be inspired by the outstanding range of champions that laid foundations for exceptional sailing careers by sailing Flying 11s. The list is long, but includes Malcolm Page (2x Olympic Gold Medalist), Nathan Outteridge (Olympic Gold Medalist), Lisa Darmanin (Olympic Silver Medalist), Michael Coxon (Skiff Legend), 3 generations of Barnabas skiff legends and James Spithill (America's Cup Winner).

This year the National Titles for the class will be held at Belmont on Lake Macquarie NSW in January. Given the shortage of National Championships being held over Christmas this year the Flying 11s will welcome sailors from other classes who want to try their hands at sailing an exciting double handed boat with a spinnaker. There are plenty of boats around and some available for charter so contact the association via if you are interested.

The Flying 11s are very lucky to have great supporters of the class with Allen sponsoring both the Nationals and the States. Liros Ropes and Vaikobi are on board as day sponsors for both regattas as well.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
114081408Aimee GallawayBella DivolaM16SSC6461623
21399NomadLuke SullivanTaj WatersBelmont 16s3288324
31363Knot ShoreJames HopkinsTom CameronM16SSC2537724
41383The MuppetsSam StoddartAsh NapperM16SSC86112128
51384Don't WorryBailey JamesConnor RadfordBelmont 16s111413433
61263OscarHugh SkeenByron LoweHKSC138113843
71404SchmickGeorgia SteensonJadon MorrisBelmont 16s410721547
81407Flying Star IISebastian SpencerChristian SpencerBelmont 16s1215516250
91402Dirty RatLiam KarunaratneBen MilhamM16SSC524251652
101393WaverunnerDavid TulkAlex BaldiM16SSC994102254
111396Flying ByeCallum MarshTaylah JamesBelmont 16s19313171163
121389MojoPeggy StanburyCaitlin EdwardsMH16SSC10722141568
131397ArtemisTheo FranklinChloe FranklinM16SSC17112491374
141406FanginSophie HartAbigail RolfeM16SSC26171042178
151388ZephyrKye RiversJacob WestGSC2726961078
161386AerolusAndrew de MontfortLucas RolfeM16SSC30141721881
171333Sudden ImpactJamie DobinsonRupert HickeyBelmont 16s71221351792
181339Luff Me KnotIsabella ArmitsteadEmily ArmitsteadLC12ftSSC152220251496
191373Hammer TimeLuca DawsonMackenzie PattersonBelmont 16s1621191826100
201338BraceCoby NapperThomas MilhamM16SSC2318182419102
211265TomJemma HopkinsJoe MillsM16SSC1119OCS1512105
221336HydromaticMackenzie MayneSean McKeonLC12ftSSC2016252029110
231353Flying HellfishLily SpringettLucile ThompsonM16SSC2413281937121
241392GaryNoah SteensonRyan MorrisBelmont 16s2125233023122
251366ProtagonistMax NearnZac GolovskyVA12ftSSC25SRS153220127
261331General LeeBanjo NicholsonBella JonesBelmont 16sDNFDNS12119128
271372PhoenixThomas MeacockZara WyattHKSC1831272330129
281403ShotgunJack O'LoughlinSol GolovskyVA12ftSSC1427332933136
291323Up In FlamesIsaac RobbinsCooper LoweHKSC2230263327138
301395AirborneZackary WyattAodhan DorganHKSCDNS23162232141
311359Kick It & Rip ItMax NathansAre Lynden‑BellMH16SSCSRS33292624145
321357SpeedyJake BentleyHarrison ThomasM16SSC2820OCS2825149
331284EnigmaPablo DucarmePeter RoweGSCSRS32302731153
341369RaptorOllie BarrettEben Brownlow‑DaviesHKSCSRSSRS323628164
351308SnowstormSamantha PollettJack PinterNSW3134353134165
361394BanditJamie BandoIsabella BadgerVA12ftSSC2928363736166
371387MarvellousSophia UgarteEmma BadgerVA12ftSSCSRSSRS314135175
381364DynamiteSara CoatesPeggy RowlinsonM16SSCSRSSRS383438178
391356Pure BlondeWilhem SchlipaliusJaden KellyM16SSCSRSSRS343841181
401390IntrepidZiggy EwartRiley ArmstrongQLSC3229DNSDNSDNS205
411279The RitualRose BoyceMax ChapmanNSCSRSDNSOCS4040209
421261Now WhatOrlando SadlikLola SadlikBYRADNSDNS393939213
431312Flying LlamaJoe PettigrewTom MorganM16SSCDNFDNS37SRSDNF223
441274In Good NickMonique WacherAva KosiNSCDNFDNS4042DNF226
451250RedbackSophie MooreAlex DonnellyNSCDNFSRSDNSDNSDNS227
461189OlympusNicholas BrownRigel InglisMH16SSCDNSDNSSRSSRSDNF228
471347VirevolverMadeleine PhillipsDilan BateM16SSCDNCDNCDNCDNSDNC240

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