Jan 27, 2017

F18 Australian Nats 2017: Day 2






All images Alex Mckinnon Photography. Second day of the Australian Nats 2107. Daniel van Kerckhof (C2) leads after seven races, four held today. Second overall for Olivia Mackay & Micah Wilkinson (C2) from NZ

Gavin Colby & Brett Burvill escalated positions into the top five and stand 3rd & 4th respectively.
Steve Brewin (Exploder) with mixed results for the day 3,6,17 & 9, but still close to the podium in a tight fight with Burvill & Colby.

Update: Video with rider comments + Day 2 footage, & Report sent by Alex McKinnon:
--------------
F18 Australian Nats 2017 , Day 2
"Stephen Medwell noted the following about the racing today. With a 10:30 start, and a sea breeze trying to fill in, today was always going to be light and patchy. Conditions varied between 5 and 15 knots, with a lot of holes, and a bit of slop to ensure finding boat speed was a challenge.

The Van Kerckhof brothers of Queensland, who finished 2nd last year, were very slick today. They collected three bullets and a second place, which takes them to the top of the leader board, 13 points clear of the Kiwi team of Olivia Mackay and Micah Wilkinson.

WA’s Gavin Colby with Kieran Webb and then Brett Burvill with Lachlan Gibson also had solid days moving up into third and fourth respectively, with Steven Brewin and Andrew Williams from NSW rounding out the top five.

Tomorrow three races are scheduled, commencing at 10:30. Forecast is again a slow building sea breeze from the South, which will see similar conditions as today."
--------------

Top 5 below, pic with full results at AUS F18 Fb

pos Sail Crew Tot R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Boat
1 AUS441 Van Kerkchof 10 1 x6 4 1 2 1 1 C2
2 AUS249 Mackay 23 x7 3 3 2 5 6 4 C2
3 AUS05 Colby 31 5 x13 10 6 4 3 3 Edge
4 AUS510 Burvill 32 ocs 12 3 3 10 2 2 Edge
5 AUS4 Brewin 33 4 4 7 6 3 x17 9 Exploder

fb video