Jan 8, 2012

A-Class Aus Nats 2012: Race 9 and final Results

James Spithill for me was the sailor excelling this time. Finishing 5th in this fleet, may equal any wc considering his A-Class or multi experience. Hat off to him.
Darren will have a hard time pushing him on the AC45s,  but as he showed  on his first race, if all is trimmed just watch out, as he might take the competition down and we may have him defending the Cup.
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All photos www.a-cat.org.au
Full Report at www.a-cat.org.au/2012-nationals/sail-world-newsfeed-for-the-2012-nationals
..."It was a clean start and Darren Bundock (14 catamaran World titles, two Olympic Silver medals and member of Oracle's America’s Cup Syndicate) led at the top mark. Scott Anderson (1984 Tornado Olympic bronze medallist) was second.

Tom Slingsby (four times Laser World Champion) rounded fourth behind Andrew Landenberger (1996 Tornado Olympic bronze medallist) and Brad Collett
Australian legend James Spithill (skipper of 2010 America’s Cup winner BMW Oracle) followed, then Outteridge with Brewin two places further back.

On the next laps Bundock, Anderson, Landenberger, Outteridge, Spithill and Brewin battled for the placings. It seemed that Brewin could stay with the 49er champion.

On the top of the upwind leg for the third time, Brewin was on the wire struggling with a jammed downhaul as he started to reach to the clearing mark.

Suddenly he dropped his mainsheet, the boom swung away, he capsized - it was all over. Brewin took an eternity to right his boat. He was 17th when he finally passed the clearing mark and by that time the leaders were approaching the finishing line.

Down at the finishing line Bundock crossed ahead of Landenberger and a fast finishing Outteridge, who slid across the line four seconds ahead of Anderson. Slingsby was next, then Brayshaw and Collett. Spithill was ninth, Brewin 14th."
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Final Results:



Place Sail No Skipper T R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 R3 R2 R1
1 AUS111 Glenn Ashby 14 [71C] 3 1 4 1 1 2 1 1
2 AUS973 Nathan Outteridge 27 3 2 3 3 5 3 [7] 6 2
3 AUS4 Steve Brewin 30 [14] 9 4 1 2 6 1 3 4
4 AUS888 Darren Bundock 33 1 11 2 8 [20] 2 4 2 3
5 AUS975 James Spithill 51 9 [16] 5 5 3 4 6 9 10
6 AUS902 Scott Anderson 56 4 7 6 2 [25] 10 10 10 7
7 AUS308 Andrew Landenberger 75 2 8 19 [24] 12 13 8 7 6
8 AUS25 Stephen Brayshaw 76 6 6 9 16 10 7 13 [17] 9
9 AUS20 Chris Batenberg 80 10 5 8 10 19 5 [22] 11 12
10 AUS321 Andrew Williams 81 13 4 7 12 7 12 15 [71O] 11
11 AUS972 Tom Slingsby 86 5 1 [30] 23 24 8 5 5 15
12 AUS10 Brad Collett 93 7 10 20 [25] 11 15 14 8 8
13 AUS967 Graeme Parker 101 12 [22] 14 15 6 17 11 12 14
14 AUS13 Jack Benson 109 8 20 15 [28] 4 14 9 15 24
15 GER14 Bob Baier 117 11 25 24 [40] 8 11 3 22 13

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