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2024 Tasar World Championships Sandringham Yacht Club, Victoria, Australia - Practice Race

by Ben Solly 3 Jan 12:44 GMT 3-9 January 2024
2024 Tasar World Championships at Sandringham Yacht Club Practice Race: OLE taking the lead © Beau Outteridge

Seven nations, 108 entrants, 216 sailors and an entourage of supporting family and friends, the 2024 Tasar World Championships at Sandringham Yacht Club, Victoria Australia is ready, set, go!

Today's practice race followed a tireless day of final registrations, measurement and regatta tweaking. It was such a pleasure to be part of today's race management briefing, where our Principle Race officer Steve Aulich addressed the team of 30 plus volunteers. Supported by his assistant, the legendry Kevin Willson Steve ran through his final overview for each key position and responsibility, there is such a positive culture and unity across this group... a perfect base for a successful regatta.

Running through the entrants there are so many great life and sailing stories to be told, far to many for one addition so stay tuned for my special acknowledgments each day. But for new its all about:

Today's practice race dealt a finicky South/South Easterly with spikes of a true southerly breeze. After three broken starts, one Blue Peter, one U, and finally the black flag, the race got away. The 630 meter line initially showed signs of a winning left hand course and many boats backed the congested leeward end resulting in 8 black flag disqualifications.

As the race progressed the perceived winning left hand side was overtaken with more offshore pressure and a right hand bend. The left hand boats had to work hard with the shifts and available zephyrs to get back into the race.

USA2982 OLE, former world champions, Jay Renehan and Lisa Renehan led the race at the first mark with JPN2582 Destino Mahoro Sekiguchi and Ryo Uematsu on their tail. The Australian Championship winners Harry Sly and Zarah Challis were also pushing at the front pack. Following a short change of lead, OLE managed to pick a winning lane to take victory for the day, great racing by Harry/Zaray and team Mahoro/Ryo to take 2nd and 3rd place.

Race one tomorrow currently holds a solid South/South westerly in store. Great breeze, great fun... enjoy!

Practice Race Results:

PosBow NoSail NoBoat NameSkipperCREW
11122982OLEJay RenehanLisa Renehan
2762976SKIPPYHarrison SlyZara Challis
3592959DESTINOMahoro SekiguchiRyo Uematsu
4702970PIEWACKETJames SlyEliza Solly
5252969WACHeather MacfarlaneChris Payne
6112911ANOTHER ROADYPeter DaviesPia Lehtonen‑Davies
7952687PTERANODONBrian JohnsonJenny Sorensen
8812981DR BEVERLYJonathan MckeeLibby Johnson Mckee
972907RUBYBrad JonesAllegra Jones
101082968REBEL REBELClaire MeddSimon Medd
11572857ROLL YOUR OWNCraig McpheeWayne Hale
121112811DEFINITE MAYBEAlan RileyGeoff Smith
13712871RIDGIGIDGEStephen CockerillSarah Cockerill
14872987MEGAPTERA IISatoshi KamiSaori Kami
151092749HA‑CHANAkihiro MoritaTomoyo Morita
1662983SKOOKUMMichael KarasMolly Karas
17162916SUPER BADChris LanzingerMolly Lanzinger
18742984POOKADerek BottlesBecca Galfer
19482948BLUEROCKJon HolroydTom Johnston
20802980MAGICChris DancePeter Hackett
21452192SWEET POTAYTOIan TaylorWilliam Taylor
22912991RIDGIDIDGEPaul RidgwayBronwyn Ridgway
2352941AL CAPITANAlistair MurrayMischa Suda
24442844BUS RIDEDavid ChapmanEliza Davis
2542904CRACKER JACKChristopher BatenburgLeo Batenburg
26642964RATZ3Gary RatcliffeRobyn Ratcliffe
27312971BALANCEMark BulkaOliver Bulka
28472847SLAM DUNCNatalie GreyNatalie Grey
291192719LA BRIZE BLRUMitsuteru IshikawaAtsushi Inoue
30632963SAIL A VIEBlaise VinotKate Vinot
31832883SMACPeter DavisKaren Davis
32882392CRUZNEllie UngarJackson Mccoy
33922992MAGIC ELEMENTRick LongbottomDarryl Bentley
3492709JPN2709Yuu FujimotoKoki Takahashi
35752972WINDFIVStephan HeimImmanuel Schwickert
36892789HIGH MAINTENANCEIan ScholesDoina Canta‑Hill
37962398DOPPIOStasi BurzyckiSophia Kasper
38422742HYDROFOBIKJohn LawtonSarah Allen
39192819FIREFLYDerek HadwenLaurie Hoffman
40142954FEARLESS FROGLudovic LabatGautier Labat
41492349LIKE LIGHTNINGChris JohnsonPetra Johnson
42992799A TEAMAaron Linton 
43942826AQUAPLANETom CobdenToby Clarke
44602860UNLEASHEDDean DixonRoger Jackson
45562956THE WEEKENDNeil LongWendy Hide
46792579LOST IN TRANSLATIONInnes KirkwoodSarah Mccully
47822882IN THE GROOVEKym FlintKaren Westlake
48772977EDGE OF EQUANIMITYJohn BalassHeather Forton
49242924LODDON CALLINGChas ThompsonPeter Martin
5032903VIVACEBrad StephensJennifer Overton
51152915ZAILINGTrevor DateSammual Nash
52502950JOUSTRod WarrenJeff Casley
53182818UNDER PRESSUREKen WallerCj Waller
54332323MISSION IMPOSSIBLEPhilip SchwarzOliver Schwarz
55552598WHY NOT?Mark ReedKate Lanzinger
561152790QUICK STICKSDaniel MccutcheonClaire Gustavsson
57132913THE HONEYMOONJordan ComminsMadeleine Commins
58722872ELUSIVENeil TemperleyDavid Temperley
59902990COOL CHANGEMalcolm HandelBeatriz Calvete
60732843JACLynden RobertsKatrina Harris
61852885ICEBERGTim AlexanderStephen Penny
62531953SHINDIGJosh GriffithOliver Van Der Slot
63582658CRISPDennis DixonZac Bruce
64512993HEI HEIDamien SmithLorelei Barnes‑Smith
652902LOTIONS & POTIONSSeb Van AakenWilliam Brown
661012901BLAYSERWarren BlayAshton Blay
6727777LET IT GOJamie RichardsonLeigh Richardson
68322532DITTOPeter ListrupVirginia Ayliffe
69202320RED E SET GO!Rod AustinMary Mccauley
70372890WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNERPaul StampHolly Savage
BFD10526052605Nana OkimuraYuki Kaseda
BFD222842MANGO CHILLIJoshua FaddyPaula Cummins
BFD522852FAR OUTMurray O'BrienLiam O'Brien
BFD542854WATER RATC PediciniPat Pedicini
BFD212861PRIMEYuya NakamuraYuya Nakamura
BFD682868BOBSteven FloydVivienne Floyd
BFD412905JEDI MIND TRICKSOllie RoodhouseBen Roodhouse
BFD432943COPTHATCampbell MartinEmma Martin
RET402830OOGY WAWAStuart TempletonNicole Kidman
RET282848COOLLITRobert DouglassNicole Douglass
ENP302930TOO SHIFTYLachlan HeathCarmen Walker
ENP392829AMATURE HOURJeremy HawkinsSuzanne Hawkins
ENP102710TRUE BLEWAndy WhartonJade Cole
ENP172617WAIMUKABOUTAndrew MartinAurelia Martin
ENP662966GOOD NOT GOODLuke OwenMegan Ridgway
ENP1002800SPLIT PERSONALITYFelix DuellMatilda Field
ENP361836HIGH NOTEBrian ClarkeMartin Burd

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