Jan 4, 2017

A-Class Australian Nats 2017: Day 3


Photo left: Harrison Reitman -- Only one race completed today and Brewin continues his dominance with another bullet. Rest of the top five maintain positions.

I contacted Stephen Brayshaw, currently 4th overall , to know more about the event, upwind foiling  and how his modified A15 is working for him:  SB: "The A15 is going well. I'm really quick downhill, mainly because I get it to go so deep.

A few guys are foiling uphill but Stevie and Bundy are the ones that are getting it to work. I can also foil uphill but haven't tried to this regatta as if you can't get to work properly you lose so much so it's not worth it.

It has to be a pretty consistent breeze of over 13 knots for it to work but when it does and everything is working you gains are enormous.

Looking lighter for the rest of the next 3 days with breeze from the East which is a strange direction at McCrae as it will be coming over the mountain and will make it very gusty and shifty, even more than normal. There will be be loses and gains in the next few days.

On my A15 I have Z10 foils as well and the new rudders. I have also cut my centre board cases out and moved them forward to where the new AD3 foils are 400mm back from the front beam. So that has moved them 170mm forward from where they were." ---

The A15 has a good beam position already as is excellent as is, with those mods its even better. Brayshaw is offering his boat after the event (his boat is last two pics), you can contact him here. Photo above by Harrison Reitman.

Top ten below, full results here

Pos Sail No Skipper Club Cat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Tot Ntt
1 AUS 4 Steve Brewin Kurnell CC Open 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 9 9
2 AUS 88 Darren Bundock Gosford SC Master 1 2 3 2 2 8 2 20 20
3 AUS 10 Brad Collett QLD Open 4 5 1 6 4 3 3 26 26
4 AUS 25 Stephen Brayshaw McCrae YC Open 5 3 5 3 6 4 12 38 38
5 AUS 1035 David Brewer Safety Beach SC Master 7 7 9 8 3 2 4 40 40
6 AUS 308 Andrew Landenberger Clarence River SC Master 6 6 8 5 8 5 5 43 43
7 AUS 14 Adam Beattie Cairns YC Open 3 4 4 11 11 7 13 53 53
8 AUS 31 Scott Anderson Gosford SC GGM 8 9 11 4 5 6 18 61 61
9 AUS 41 Matt Homan Humpybong YC Open 15 8 7 7 9 9 11 66 66
10 AUS 321 Andrew Williams Palm Beach SC Open 11 14 10 13 12 11 14 85 85

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