Jan 26, 2017

F18 Australian Nats 2017: Day 1

All images & Video by Alex McKinnon Photography , More pics at the Australian F18 Assoc Fb. Great fleet of 45 boats. No results yet available, updates later when available.
Also check +160 pics gallery by Harrison Rietman /  OTB Marine Photography here

- Update II:  Day 1 Report sent by Alex McKinnon:
Pinkster Gin 2017 F18 Australian Championship Day One:
Jeremy Brooks noted the following after their first day out on the track. Winds of 10-20 knots, with a 1 to 1.5m chop made for challenging sailing conditions. When mixed in with different breezes around the course, it certainly showcased the more experienced sailors.

The majority fleet is comprised of second generation F18s, with a handful of first generation Capricorns and Hobie Tigers. Most catamaran types were present, including C2, Cirrus, Edge, Nacra, Hobie Wildcats and Exploder.

The fleet also had a good mix of ages ranging from as young as 15 to a veteran of 71 years of age.

There is also a youth crew from New Zealand, and they are currently sitting in third position. We have another three days of racing to go, with light winds forecast for Day Two, Friday January 27.

- Quick Update: Top 5 below, full results at NSW F18 fb, Nice mix of designs on the top 5 on the usual super competitive Australian fleet. Burvill had and ocs it seems as is currently 17th overall.

pos Sail Crew Tot R1 R2 R3 Boat
1 AUS37 Chris Boag 5 2 1 2 Cirrus R
2 AUS441 Van Kerkchof 11 1 6 4 C2
3 AUS249 Mackay 13 7 3 3 C2
4 AUS4 Brewin 15 4 4 7 Exploder
5 AUS506 Parker 17 9 2 6 Edge?