Nov 15, 2018

A-Class Australian Nats 2019: Ashby & Landenberger, Champs
















All great images by Gordon Upton / guppypix.com , more at his fb page. - Three more races held today and same nr of bullets for Glenn Ashby (D3/North) to crown himself 2019 Aus Nat Champ.

Peter Burling climbed to second overall (D3/North) , with Mischa Heemskerk (F1x/Mischa) 3rd , Darren Bundock 4th (D3/Brewin) and Stephen Brayshaw (D3/Brewin) in 5th overall.

In the Classics division Andrew Ladenberger (D3/Landenberger) scored 7 bullets of his own out of nine races and grabbed the Classics Aus Nats title.
Scott Anderson (D3) finished in 2nd place and Graeme Parker 3rd overall.
Check Landy's port start in second shot above.

Next Monday main event will start, 2018 Worlds at same venue.

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Below daily and detailed onsite report as usual sent by Ben Hall / US Class Assoc: 

"The last day of racing in the Aussie Nationals was a chamber of commerce day. Three races in 5-11 kts of breeze...beautiful sunshine, crystal clear water, no weed, and some very interesting sea life. The foilers ended up with 8 races so they only had one throw out ...Glenn threw out a 5th and had 7 firsts...amazing performance as we have come to expect from Glenn...and heard in the boat park...” maybe Glenn should be steering the new ETNZ AC boat”...ha.

 Pete Burling finished second and Mischa sailed a consistent series for 3rd. Again the level of the expertise in the top end of the fleet is very impressive. Foiling has advanced to a level that many of the sailors are able to foil effectively. The DNA F1 and the Exploder AD3 are great examples of well thought out production boats. On the Classic course we sailed three races and since we sailed 9 races we got two throw outs.

The first race was in 5-6 knots. Scottie won this one with Landy second and I was third. Yayy...my best race! The wind built in the second race to 9-11 kts. I had a great start at the boat, tacked right and ended up first at the top mark just in front of Landy...down wind he disappeared trapping nicely. He extended to win and Scotty was second. Graham Parker sailed consistently and moved up to third overall. The third race had a bit less wind with about 8-10. The Landy/ Scottie show continued. I ended up fifth to get 5th overall... pretty happy with that result. Alberto ended up 4th overall ...he was hoping for a bit more breeze.

The rest of the American and Canadian team arrived today and are raring to go. Bob Orr went for a hour and a half sail and came back with a huge grin on his face. Hard to imagine a better venue. Congrats to the winners! Now on to to the Worlds which starts Sunday...this is when the rubber will really hit the road. Thanks to a great organizing committee, super race committee and all the volunteers. Anyone who runs a big regatta has to take a page out of your book. "

G’day and cheers from Oz The Admiral
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Open Division Top Ten, full results here

Pos Sail No Skipper Club Race 1
13 Nov 18
Race 3
14 Nov 18
Race 4
14 Nov 18
Race 5
14 Nov 18
Race 6
15 Nov 18
Race 7
15 Nov 18
Race 8
15 Nov 18
Total Nett
1 111 Glenn Ashby AUS 111 1 1 -5 1 1 1 1 11 6
2 106 Peter Burling NZL 7 3 -24 1 3 5 4 2 42 18
3 43 Mischa Heemskerk NED 007 6 4 3 -8 2 6 7 36 28
4 15 Darren Bundock AUS 88 2 8 2 4 8 -9 6 39 30
5 25 Stephen Brayshaw AUS 25 8 -21 6 2 7 5 3 52 31
6 1 Steven Brewin AUS 4 5 7 7 7 -9 2 4 41 32
7 45 Jacek Noetzel POL 1 -15 9 8 5 6 7 8 58 43
8 105 Blair Tuke NZL 777 4 29 4 9 (61 OCS) 3 5 115 54
9 5 Mark Bulka AUS 16 16 4 SCP 11 SCP 8 SCP (61 OCS) 14 12 126 65
10 68 Thomas Johnson AUS 1065 11 15 10 -19 10 11 10 86 67


Classics Division Top Ten, full results here

Pos Sail No Skipper Club Race 1
13 Nov 18
Race 2
13 Nov 18
Race 3
13 Nov 18
Race 4
14 Nov 18
Race 5
14 Nov 18
Race 6
14 Nov 18
Race 7
15 Nov 18
Race 8
15 Nov 18
Race 9
15 Nov 18
Total Nett
1 71 Andrew Landenberger AUS 308 1 1 1 -3 1 1 -2 1 1 12 7
2 65 Scott Anderson AUS 31 -2 -2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 17 13
3 86 Graeme Parker AUS 967 6 -10 8 1 4 (39 DNF) 5 3 3 79 30
4 49 Alberto Farnesi SWE 59 5 SCP 5 SCP 5 SCP -7 3 4 -14 4 7 54 33
5 99 Ben Hall USA 99 -23 7 5 4 -12 5 3 6 5 70 35
6 77 Matt Johnson AUS 49 4 5 4 -29 6 11 -24 7 18 108 55
7 55 Trevor Brown AUS 67 -11 9 11 9 5 3 9 -23 10 90 56
8 95 William Michie AUS 27 10 12 7 5 7 -18 -21 13 8 101 62
9 70 Andy Landenberger AUS 300 12 13 12 -14 -15 12 6 5 4 93 64
10 88 Leon McNeill AUS 984 9 (39 DNF) 15 8 13 -16 4 8 9 121 66

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