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Dec 31, 2017

A-Class Australian Nats 2018: Day 3 Results

Photo from day 1 by Wangi Amateur Sailing Club. - Three races held today in 8-15 knots as reported by Gavin Rietman/Forward WIP Australia. Gavin also reports close racing which can be seen in his fb videos.

Steve Brewin scored 6,1,1 for the day to maintain lead just by 0.5pts over Glenn Ashby (2,2 & 2.5). Highlight of the day was Brad Collet placing a bullet on the fourth race, a 6th & a tie in 2nd with Ashby in the last race of the Day. Brad finished 3rd last year and he is always in the top spots, being one of the best A-Cat sailors in Australia.
The special aspect fir this event is sailing a DNA F1 vs a full fleet dominated with Exploder D3 sailed by the other top contenders. So it is good to see he could take two top spots today as a proof the F1 can still deliver with it Z foils from 2014.

The other sailor to my knowledge (not much pics sadly from Australia ) sailing a DNA F1 is Matt Homan, currently in 5th place. Will confirm this later.

Rest of the top ten Stephen Brayshaw holds 10th overall but an ocs gets him a bit back on positions, with a discard he will raise to top 5.
Outteridge getting top tens but not enough to push the leaders. Hope he can enjoy the new devels in the Class and continue to race As in the future.

On a New Year post, take this one, nothing better to celebrate a great 2017 following this regatta. Still to start 2018 a new cat design might be revealed next week. Renders I've been receiving look like a special new weapon. (Not A-Class related)

Top ten below, complete results here


Place Bow No Sail No Skipper Class Tot R6 R5 R4 R3 R2 R1
1 4 AUS4 Steve Brewin AclassFoil 12 1 1 6 2 1 1
2 1 AUS111 Glen Ashby AclassFoil 12.5 2.5 2 2 1 3 2
3 21 AUS1035 David Brewer AclassFoil 36 4 4 5 10 6 7
4 47 NZL270 Dave Shaw AclassFoil 37 8 9 9 4 2 5
5 41 AUS41 Matt Homan AclassFoil 42 5 12 4 6 7 8
6 11 AUS11 Nathan Outteridge AclassFoil 45 7 5 7 18 4 4
7 10 AUS10 Brad Collett AclassFoil 45.5 2.5 6 1 21 9 6
8 34 AUS998 Zac Heuchmer AclassFoil 69 11 8 10 23 8 9
9 32 AUS1037 Mark Griffiths AclassFoil 71 12 15 13 5 15 11
10 25 AUS25 Stephen Brayshaw AclassFoil 76 10 3 3 52.0O 5 3

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