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2024 Fireball Australian National Championship at Royal Geelong Yacht Club - Day 2

by Madeline Crawford 8 Feb 08:24 GMT 5-16 Februay 2024
Fireball Australian Nationals at Geelong Day 2 © Michelle Thompson

The second day of the Fireball National Championships brought forth thrilling races amidst glorious sunshine, testing the mettle of the competitors as they navigated the waters with skill and precision.

With no sign of the Oscar flag, the jury remained vigilant, ensuring fair competition throughout the day.

In Race four, the current world champions, Tom Gillard and Andy Thompson of Great Britain, showcased their prowess once again, leading from start to finish. Despite facing relentless pressure from their competitors, Gillard and Thompson maintained their position, securing another remarkable victory. Heather Macfarlane and Chris Payne from Australia delivered an impressive performance, climbing through the ranks to claim a close second, followed closely by Tom Gordon and Jack Fletcher, also representing Australia.

Race five witnessed an intense battle between Dave Hall and Paul Constable of Great Britain and the Australian duo Ben Knoop and James Belton. Although Knoop and Belton led for the majority of the race, Hall and Constable displayed exceptional determination, ultimately overtaking their rivals to clinch the win. DJ Edwards and Vyv Townend, also from Great Britain, demonstrated their skill, securing a commendable third-place finish.

Results after Day 2:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5Pts
115101SUNSETDave HallPaul Constable 411[9]17
215144MONDODj EdwardsVyv TownendBBSC23[13]4312
315159RIP TIDEBen SchulzAngus HigginsASC323[6]412
415071CLETUSTom GordonJack FletcherASC7623[11]18
515152I MOUNT BOOKSHeather MacfarlaneChris PayneBRYC[14]742518
614933FIERCE CREATUREBen KnoopJames BeltonLBSC8[9]87225
715026BLACK PEARLBrendan GarnerBen O'BrienRGYC65610[14]27
814599ZIG ZAGSophie JacksonJosh GallandMYC[10]1095731
915000RAGING BULLKevin HopeWilliam CookNCSC[13]45111232
10150632V1Johanka Napravnik KoranovaJakub Napravnik KoraYC Neratovice5[13]128833
1115153STAY TUNEDJalina Thompson‑KambasNathan StockleyLBSC98[16]12635
1215062THE BIG BANG THEORYAddy BucekPeter JamesRgyc11127[17]1343
1314897SUPI‑CHISCHTLIKurt VenhodaSonja ZauggSVM[23]1619131058
1414936SUGAR AND SPICEPetr KoranJan WillYC Neratovice15141419[20]62
1514851WAVEWALKABOUTMark JarredGlenn StewartGSC[26]2410141765
1615027THE GREY GHOSTPhil PeverellBruce ShandFYC[22]1811221566
1715049SCATTER GUNNick GunnerSimon GunnerRGYC17231516[25]71
1815025HARD TO HANDLEMark MatthewsPeter SinclairMBTBC[31]2029151882
1914814WHATSTHE STORY...?Susannah GillamAndrew ButlerRGYC25171725[29]84
2015048NOT YOUR AVERAGE ROCKSTARSNicholas ReesEveline SchotteHISC[34]2225181984
2115081KENOlivier BurgaudFlorence DevauxCNSR212121[34]2285
2214608HOT WIREMyles GavinDarren SpenceRGYC192618[27]2487
2314414OUTBACK DINGOSGlenn PeverellBruno LanatiFYC2915[30]291689
2415166MINI MESimon KingsJohno Loe 2411[54F]54C998
2515017BALL BREAKENAdrian LeeOssian GeraghtySYC2027[54C]2034101
2614810TABU SOROBenjamin GarnerSam WilliamsonRGYC28[33]322621107
2714673CONDORClaude MermodEsteban HernandezCVM18[42]203337108
2815122NORTH SAILS ALLEN BROS ROBLINEThomas GillardAndy ThompsonSHSC1[54C]54C154C110
2914603FREDTony McraeBenjamin Doaktba[30]30272330110
3014601COP YOU LATERRod BarkerDarrell RalphPYC2719[54F]3832116
3114747TEAM ALLENVincent HoreyAndrew PerryKGSC12[54C]54C2823117
3214649SILVER SURFERWilliam TownsonBen TownsonIHYC[33]25283133117
3314793FATHER AND SONJean Francois NouelAlexis Nouelcnp32342430[54Q]120
3415072FREE BALLNScott LidgettJack LidgettDBYC[54C]54C232427128
3514826BALLDERDASHFrank MillerEd ButlerDMYC[42]36223636130
3614812VIPERPeter MoorCampbell ReidBSC16[54C]54C3528133
3715054GRISUFabio PalermiAdriana Curciocvr40282639[41]133
3815032NO TEARSTony SchnaarsMarc WilsonCYCSA382931[40]39137
3914943ROCK STARSMark TeasdaleAndrew KeanCCSC373136[54U]40144
4014545INVICTUSRichard QuinlanLiam QuinlanCYC/SMSC363837[45]35146
41150SALTY BEACHESAllan TylerChristine Tyler [54C]54C54C2126155
4214586TEMERITOUSJaemie WilsonDavid ScammellAlbert SC41403341[43]155
4315154DARKSIDEPeter DurranSebastian DurranRGYC35[54C]54C3731157
4414745COMPLETE COMBUSTIONJessica De La PerrelleJames GaskellLBSC4432[54F]4338157
4511867SIDNEYKevin LuffNicholas LuffMOFSC[45]39344242157
4615106SMOKIN GUNMark CummingsEvelyn ChisholmCBSA4335[54F]3248158
4715090SUPI‑CHISCHTLIMona VenhodaElena LandererSVM394135[44]44159
4813946STORMShannon GallinsEric DillerCBSA463738[47]45166
4910974SEQUELPeter RussellJen RussellWYC474339[48]46175
5011059ZOUINEDenis HernandezBourel PascaleCVM[54C]54C404649189
5114782RETURN TO JEDHIBarbara NewsonGuy Newson [54C]4454C4947194
5215136SWOOSHJames HackettMichael ParksRBYC[54C]54C54C54C54C216
5214798IONicholas ReesEveline SchotteHISC[54C]54C54C54C54C216

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