Day one of the 2012 National Titles in being held at the CYCSA in Adelaide has been a bonanza for Ben Lamb and Artur Crothers sailing Fun 2. Sean Kirkjian also from NSW is lying second with Adam Evans from Victoria in third.
In glorious sunshine and shirts and short weather with a calm 8 knots building to a 15 knot sea breeze the 15 boat fleet enjoyed superb sailing conditions.
Dave Suda in his new-ish Italian boat cleared out in the first race to win by nearly half a leg ad must have been feeling pretty good, but by tthe end of the day with two OCS calls was back down the results. Hugo Ottaway is also having an average series so far and dropped one of his crew over the side in the last race to add a less than perfect touch. However the Italian boats seem to have good speed as shown by both Dave and Ben.
Back in the pack, chomping on the heels of the winners, is a very close group of very good sailors. The racing is extremely tight and one small mistake takes you to the back of the pack very quickly.
Four races were sailed today and another four are planned for tomorrow with two on Monday. Winds are expected to be the same tomorrow with lighter winds on Monday.
Here are todays results.
2012 J24 Australian Championships
Hosted By Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia
Updated: 10/03/2012 3:40:34 PM
|Place||Ties||Sail No||Boat Name||Skipper||From||Sers Score||Race 4||Race 3||Race 2||Race 1|
|1||6||FUN 2||BEN LAMB||PASC||9.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||6.0|
|4||5||CONVICTS REVENGE||STEPHEN GIRDIS||CYCA||17.0||5.0||6.0||2.0||4.0|
|6||2||BRUSCHETTA VI||HUGO OTTAWAY||SYC||29.0||12.0||5.0||7.0||5.0|
|8||10||KICKING BOTTOM||RON THOMPSON||SYC||31.0||11.0||7.0||5.0||8.0|
|9||4||CODE VIOLATION||PETER STEVENS||PASC||35.0||9.0||3.0||9.0||14.0|
|10||9||JUMPIN JACK FLASH||DOUG WATSON||CYCSA||37.0||6.0||11.0||10.0||10.0|
|11||3||BY THE LEE||BRENDAN LEE||SYC||42.0||7.0||8.0||15.0||12.0|
|12||11||MAKE MY JAY||SIMON GRAIN||SYC||43.0||14.0||9.0||11.0||9.0|
|14||15||SUCH IS LIFE||DAVE NICOLSON||CYCSA||54.0||13.0||12.0||14.0||15.0|
|15||8||GOOD COMPANY||ROBIN TOWNSEND||CYCSA||56.0||15.0||15.0||13.0||13.0|